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Things to do in Wrexham

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Discover the best things to do in Wrexham using our guide

Things to do in Wrexham range from discovering historical treasures, walking amidst countryside landscapes or catching a game at the famous Racecourse Ground. 

From quaint countryside walks to uncovering several historical landmarks, you and your loved ones will find a plethora of great things to do in Wrexham.

You could use Wrexham as a base for exploring further afield, but it has plenty of things to do in the city itself, making it ideal for all types of holiday goers.

Wrexham Attractions

One of the must things to do in Wrexham is catching a game at the Racecourse Ground, the home of Wrexham A.F.C. Not only is this club the world’s oldest international football stadium that still hosts international matches, but it has also been acquired by famous actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenny.

The pair have become ambassadors for the city and helped welcome new fans internationally. If you want to know more about the Welsh football league and the club, be sure to catch ‘Welcome to Wrexham’ on Disney+.

If football isn’t for you, then you will find heaps of historic things to do in Wrexham. In fact, Wrexham is home to three of the ‘seven wonders of Wales’. Come here to find the 16th-century Gothic Parish Church of St Giles, the largest medieval church in Wales. Next are the Gresford Bells and slightly further afield are the Yew Trees in Overton-on-Dee.

Another must-do thing to do in Wrexham is visit the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. This navigable aqueduct boasts 11 miles of stunning countryside, spanning two countries!

Other things to do in Wrexham include; Erddig National Trust, the Wrexham County Borough Museum and Xplore! Science Discover Centre.

Things to do near Wrexham

If you’re looking to venture out of the city, we have a couple of suggestions for things to do near Wrexham.

Be sure to head to the nearby town of Llangollen, where a whole host of attractions await. Here, you can walk up to the ruins of Castell Dinas Brân, admire the Horseshoe Falls or explore Plas Newydd House and Gardens.

For leisurely walks outside of Wrexham be sure to visit Minera Country Park, Loggerheads Country Park and Nant Mill, where one of the best waterfalls in Wales awaits.

Another unmissable thing to do near Wrexham is visiting the historic city of Chester, which rests just a short train ride away. Explore the complete city walls, the largest Roman Amphitheatre in Britain and the 1000-year-old Cathedral, with Europe’s finest example of medieval carvings.

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    Theatr Clwyd

    Raikes Ln
    CH7 1YA

    01352 344101

    Theatr Clwyd is a regional arts centre in Mold offering a varied programme of theatre, pantomime, live music and comedy shows. With plenty of family friendly shows staged regularly, it’s a great place to take the little ones during your North Wales holiday.

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    Tŷ Pawb

    Tŷ Pawb
    Market St
    LL13 8BB

    01978 292144

    If you’re looking for a unique day out, Tŷ Pawb is the place to visit! Arts, community, eateries and more can be enjoyed here.

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    North Wales
    LL13 8DH

    01978 297300

    If you want to make a splash during your visit to Wrexham, come to Waterworld! This leisure & activity centre has plenty to keep you entertained, including an indoor swimming pool.

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    Wrexham County Borough Museum

    County Buildings
    Regent St
    LL11 1RB

    01978 297460

    The Wrexham County Borough Museum is a must see if you want to learn all about the town and its surrounding area’s history. Come here to find 16,000 artefacts, a café and gift shop.

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    Wrexham Golf Club

    Holt Road
    LL13 9SB

    01978 364268

    A world-class golf club that does everything from giving memberships to hosting conventions, parties, weddings, and more.

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    Wrexham Tennis Centre

    Plas Coch Rd
    LL11 2BW

    01978 265260

    Everyone is welcome at Wrexham Tennis Centre, one of the largest indoor and outdoor tennis facilities in the UK. The centre offers coaching groups from tots to teens and adults and caters for all levels. So, whether you’re keen to simply book a court and play or get some coaching from an instructor, there’s something at Wrexham Tennis Centre for you.

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    Xplore! Science Discovery Centre

    Xplore! Science Discovery Centre
    Henblas St
    LL13 8AE

    01978 293400

    Xplore! Science Discovery Centre is a space in the city centre that is designed to inspire science to the heart of the community. Find a space filled with science, exploration, and fun!

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