When you book car rental in Wrexham, you can take your time and see the sights at your leisure...
Situated just a few miles west of the border with England, Wrexham is an attractive and bustling Welsh town with a long and eventful history. If you've only a passing curiosity in history but a keen interest in good times, tour some of Wrexham's most historic sites - the town's oldest pubs! Stone walls and thatched roofs house many merry occasions and you'll be welcomed at any of the pubs.
You can also shop amid the architectural treasures of the town centre. Wrexham has seen many a makeover in recent years and the shopping offering has improved considerably. Visit the open-air market, held on Mondays, in Queen's Square, or dive into one of the indoor markets for a look at the past - the General Market was once known as the Butter Market and trades have been taking place here since 1879.
A few minutes' drive south of Wrexham town centre is Erddig, a wonderfully atmospheric 18th century house and sprawling grounds, including a formal walled garden, country park and play area. It's run by the National Trust and features portraits of servants downstairs, while upstairs are fine examples of period furniture and wallpapers.
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It's worth investing in car hire; Wrexham is the perfect starting point for adventures in this part of the UK...
There is much to see within just minutes of Wrexham, with many attractions revolving around the area's rich history and heritage.
Called the “stream in the sky”, the soaring arches of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct enthral visitors of today just as they did when the aqueduct was built more than 200 years ago. You can ride in a canal boat, walk or cycle along the top, or drink in the breath-taking sight from a different angle. Whatever way you look at it, it's mightily impressive. It's a 15-minute drive south of Wrexham. Travel on for a further five minutes to combine your trip to the aqueduct with a visit to Chirk Castle, an imposing medieval fortress that sits in gorgeous parkland.
Valley Crucis Abbey is a 25-minute journey south west of Wrexham. Henry VIII attempted to destroy this religious site as part of the English Reformation, but its remains stand firm and are hauntingly beautiful.
If you enjoy the thrill of horse racing you are spoilt for choice in Wrexham. You could head for Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse, which is only a 15-minute drive from the centre of Wrexham, or journey to the Roman city of Chester, just across the English border. You can reach Chester Racecourse in less than 25 minutes by road. Even if you don't fancy visiting on race day, a trip to see this attractive and historic city is a must. Saunter along the Roman Walls, where the past seeps into your soul, discover the warren of first-floor-level outdoor shopping lanes, known as the Rows, or dine at one of Cheshire's finest restaurants. Chester, just like Wrexham, draws evening crowds thanks to a vibrant nightlife scene.