Experience medieval history and enjoy the great outdoors in this charming market town near the Welsh mountains
With its medieval market heritage, Wrexham may not have the glittering lights of Swansea and Cardiff, but this is your chance to live in a real down-to-earth Welsh town. Easygoing and bustling by day, it’s a good mix of old and new, serving up fun, culture and outdoor activities in equal measures.
Take yourself off hiking or mountain biking along the the miles of superb trails of Coed Llandegla Forest eight miles out of town, with its relaxing valley tracks to ultra-technical mountain descents.
If you prefer shopping, wander the three traditional covered markets (Butter, Butchers and Peoples’ Markets) or North Wales' largest open-air weekly market, where you’ll find fresh food, flowers and countless trinkets and crafts. The town's historic old streets Temple Row and Bank Street offer you great finds at the independent artisan shops and quirky boutiques.
Your tastebuds will be in for a Welsh treat when you visit EmzCakes Creative Cafe, which boasts the best afternoon tea and homemade cakes, while the steak nights and Sunday Roasts at The Nags Head offer portions so large you’ll struggle to walk home.
By night, Wrexham really comes alive with an array of options for socialising. Meet friends at Centenary Bar, order the best cocktails in town at Voodoo Moon, and then head to Central Station for a live gig. If you fancy a bit of Welsh clubbing, then mega-club Liquid, with its state-of-the-art lighting, is where you need to be.