Travelling around Wrexham
Wrexham is the largest town in North Wales, lying between the Welsh mountains and the lower Dee Valley, close to the English border. This charming market town is surrounded by wild, natural beauty, with acres of parks and woodland to enjoy.
Wrexham is home to the oldest medieval church in Wales, and, with a selection of museums, art galleries and some of the region’s best examples of Georgian and Edwardian architecture, there’s much to see and do. Just a few miles from the English border, Wrexham has excellent road and rail links. Arriva buses operate in the area, providing services to and from Chester, as well as local towns and villages, such as Minera and Mold.
Wrexham has a rich history dating to Roman times. However, it wasn’t until the 14th century, when Wrexham was granted a market and a fair, that the town we see today really began to take shape. The Parish church was erected in 1492, its famous steeple completed in 1506, and a grammar school was founded in 1602. Famous for its leather trade, the industrial revolution brought new industries, such as coal mining and brewing. By the end of the 19th century business was booming, and in just a few decades the population had more than doubled. Today, Wrexham is recognised as a lively centre of industry and commerce.