Wrexham tourist information & travel guide
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Wrexham tourist guide
Wrexham is certainly the largest town in the North East of Wales. It is noted for having been one of the most industrialised areas in entire Wales, with major steelworks, brickworks and of course many coal mines. This lead to one of the most complex railway systems of any town, the legacy of which can still be seen to this day despite many railways closing in the 1960's and 70's. The town retains two railway stations.
The town continues to prove extremely popular with visitors not only as a central location from which to explore the surrounding area of North East Wales, but as an area with many and varied visitor attractions to keep all the family busy. The fascinating and full historical past, dating all the way back to Roman times, continues to fascinate visitors.
Most noticeable for Wrexham perhaps is the transformation it has undergone to become a modern day shoppers' paradise. In the last few years the town has reinvented itself out of the depression of lost industries, and has been transformed into a shoppers' paradise. Much of the town centre is pedestrianised, making it extremely suitable for families with young children and for those with mobility problems.
However, it still retains its charm with older streets, some picturesque shopping arcades and of course the markets, lifeblood for the sale of fresh, locally-produced Welsh produce. The market held in the town on Mondays is the largest in North Wales. Car parking is easy and ample with short stay Car Parks very close to the town centre and long stay parking within a couple of minutes walk.
There are a number of interesting attractions suitable for all ages in and around Wrexham that are certainly well worth a visit. The most striking and possibly most famous of these is the 200+ year old Pontcysyllte Aqueduct that crosses the River Dee and has featured in numerous television programmes and films. Its magnificent arches reach 200ft in height, and you can either take a trip across in a canal boat (wining and dining is available during the summer which is perfect as part of a romantic break) or simply just take a casual summer stroll across it.