Visiting Wrexham

Wrexham is the newest city in Wales and there’s lots to see and do on a visit here. In recent years Wrexham has become synonymous with the two Hollywood stars who bought the local football team. Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) and Rob McElhenney (It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia) bought Wrexham AFC in September 2020 after persuading the fans that they were serious investors. They’ve spent a lot of money since then on the ground and the players and have seen promotions as a result. The documentary that follows their exploits as football club owners, ‘Made In Wrexham’, has become a global success and the number of visitors to the city have soared as a result. If you’re a fan of the TV show and want to get a ticket for a game, you may well struggle unless you opt for a hospitality package. Tickets are highly sought after these days!

Away from the football though, there’s still plenty to enjoy in Wrexham. As you’d expect, it has a good range of shops to enjoy and parts of it look similar to nearby Chester. Call in to the former market ‘Everybody’s House’ for boutique shops, eateries and cultural events. The city is also home to Xplore! – a science discovery centre for children and families. It’s a truly interactive experience with around 80 fun science experiments set up to play with and a science show too. A single ticket is £9.40 (2024 prices) and admission is easiest from Friday to Sunday when the centre is open to all. On other days the centre opens flexibly for school visits etc. It’s a great experience!

Out of the city centre of Wrexham there are some great sights to see. The National Trust operates two properties which are well worth visiting. The beautiful Erddig House is a country home which was occupied by the Yorke family for generations. They were hoarders and never threw anything away, which is evident when you visit. They also treated the staff as part of the family so it’s a house that operated in harmony. Also nearby is Chirk Castle which is truly extraordinary. Most castles of this age are ruins, but this one was converted into a family home and survives complete today as a result. Pictured below is Chirk Viaduct and Aqueduct which is a world heritage site. It opened in 1848 and is still accessible by foot today. Walking along the towpath here is a really memorable experience.


The map below shows Wrexham city centre but you can move it around to see significant locations nearby like Chirk and Chester.


Chirk Castle – National Trust
Chirk Viaduct – Official Website
Xplore! – Official Website
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