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Three Counties Connected...

#ThisIsWrexham
#DiscoverNorthWales

Did you know that Cheshire, Shropshire and North Wales are all connected by rail?

Travelling by train is the perfect way to travel sustainably, combining convenience, comfort, and an opportunity to take in the view of the beautiful surrounding countryside. 

Say goodbye to the hassles of traffic and parking when you choose the train as your mode of transportation. With well-connected train stations along the route you will be able to explore some pretty towns and attractions along the way.

 

Here in Wrexham, we have three stations (Wrexham General, Ruabon and Chirk from where you can visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chirk Castle and Aqueduct or take in a match at Wrexham AFC as part of a day in the City Centre!

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WREXHAM

Just minutes from Wrexham General station, you will find the world famous Racecourse Stadium - home of Wrexham AFC (and featured on the recent 'Welcome to Wrexham documentary)!  Alongside this, Wayne will make you welcome at the Turf Public House, or you can venture into the heart of the City Centre (10-mins walk) and take in St Giles Parish Church, Xplore! Science Centre, Ty Pawb's gallery & market or visit the many independant traders that call Wrexham their home.

Wrexham University sits alongside General station too and is ideal for students and staff travelling by rail.

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RUABON

Alight at Ruabon station - just south of Wrexham and you'll be just a 10-min bus ride (number 1 towards Llangollen) from the Trevor Basin - home of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - part of the 11-mile UNESCO World Heritage Site.  

The village of Ruabon also offers some great hospitality with the award winning Bridge End Inn and across the road, the Wynnstay Hotel.  

Ty Mawr Country Park is also a 20-minute walk and a great place to see farm animals and enjoy riverside walks.

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CHIRK

Within minutes of Chirk Station you'll find the Chirk Aqueduct & viaduct, part of the 11-mile UNESCO World Heritage site linking to Pontcysyllte - it's also a great place to start a canal walk too.

Within a 15-minute walk, you'll also reach the National Trust's Chirk Castle - a 13th Century Medieval Marches fortress built to keep the Welsh under English rule from the days of King Edward I.  

Chirk village centre also is a 5-minute walk, with a variety of cafes, restaurants and a bus route to explore the Ceiriog Valley from (...as former PM Lloyd George described - a piece of heaven on earth).

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CHESHIRE

Travelling to Cheshire by train? Below you will find all the attractions, eateries and events that you will find within close proximity of Chester, Crewe and Nantwich Railway Stations. 

Travelling by train is the perfect way to travel sustainably combining convenience, comfort, and an opportunity to take in the view of the beautiful surrounding countryside. 

Visit their microsite here.

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SHROPSHIRE

Nestled beside the winding River Severn, Shrewsbury extends a warm invitation with its medieval charm and rich tapestry of history.

 

This picturesque town, boasting cobblestone streets and timber-framed buildings, is a veritable paradise for history enthusiasts, culture aficionados, and food lovers alike.

Visit their microsite here.

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