Wrexham Wonders!

#ThisIsWrexham

#DiscoverNorthWales

*Top tip– bring a flask and a picnic with you for day one, as there will be many places for you to stop on your walk. Sturdy shoes and warm clothing a must, and ensure you have charged your camera or phone battery ready to take some amazing photos!

 

Start the day at the Wrexham Museum (SAT NAV - LL11 1RB) and award winning courtyard café; this is a wonderful museum to find out all about the history of the area.

 

Duration - 1 hr

Opening times and entry costs– These vary, so best to visit the website www.wrexham.gov.uk/english/heritage/wrexham_museum.htm

 

 

Distance – 2.6 miles by car (via Ruthin Road and B5098)

 

 

Follow up the Clywedog trail walk starting at the Bersham Iron Works Museum (SAT NAV– LL14 4LL) and follow the trail that goes to Nant Mill Woods and Minera Lead Mines. The route takes you to the edge of Wrexham, where you can turn back.

 

Duration– 4-5 hrs 

Car parking- £1 per day

 

Distance – 7.9 miles by car (via A483)

 

Check into Llyndir Hall Hotel (SAT NAV- LL12 0AY), and rest your weary feet and relax for the evening. There is a swimming pool and Spa, so could be worth booking a little indulgence when you stay - www.hallmarkhotels.co.uk/hotels/hallmark-hotel-wrexham-llyndir-hall-near-chester

 

Day 2

 

*Before leaving the hotel, download the heritage trail app (android and apple stores) www.chirkandtheceiriogvalley.co.uk/getting-about/44-ceiriog-heritage-trail

 

Distance - 4.8 miles by car (via B5102)

 

Head to the historic Holt Castle and follow a footpath that leads from Castle Street via Castle Gardens (LL13 9AX) to the castle site.

 

Parking and toilets are available on Green Street (LL13 9JF) and also visit the Church and Farnham Bridge which is the official gateway to Wales, perfect selfie moment – Check out Timmy Mallet on twitter; you may recognise the sign behind him!

 

Duration– 1.15 hrs

 

For access time and directions, visit www.wrexham.gov.uk/english/heritage/holt_castle/index.htm

 

Distance– 4.7 miles by car 

 

Visit Church of All Saints, Gresford (SAT NAV – LL12 8RG), where the bells are traditionally one of the Seven Wonders of Wales and commemorated in an anonymously written rhyme:

 

Pistyll Rhaeadr and Wrexham steeple,

Snowdon's mountain without its people,

Overton yew trees, St Winefride wells,

Llangollen Bridge and Gresford bells.’

 

Duration – 30 mins

Opening times vary, visit www.allsaintschurchgresford.org.uk/

 

Distance– 7.4 miles by car (via A483)

 

Erddig (SAT NAV- LL13 0YT) this is a must when visiting the area, steeped in history and with so many tales to tell.  By now you must be hungry, so do stop for lunch in the Hayloft at Erddig.

 

Duration– 2hrs

Opening times and entry costs: These vary, do visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/erddigAlso, they hold regular events that are worth looking out for too.

 

5pm end and go home, if you want to!!

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