Our itinerary for those history hunters amongst you is one not to miss!
This 3-day itinerary takes in some of the County's best historical sites and finds great places to eat & stay during your trip. Read on for more details and to download our County & Town Centre tourism maps.
*Top Tips– makes sure you pack sturdy shoes, comfortable clothing, maybe even a flask and a packet of your favourite biscuits for your walk on day 2. The hotel will be more than happy to fill your flask with hot water.
Start off with a walk around the historic Holt Castle which is an open access site. A footpath leads from Castle Street via Castle Gardens (LL13 9AX) to the castle site. Parking and toilets are available on Green Street (LL13 9JF).
Duration– 1 hr
For access time and directions, visit www.wrexham.gov.uk/english/heritage/holt_castle/index.htm
Distance - 2 miles by car
Enjoy a locally sourced lunch in the delightful Holt Lodge Hotel (SAT NAV– LL13 9SW) www.holtlodge.co.uk
Distance– 8.6 Miles by car
Walk off lunch at the Brymbo Iron Works (SAT NAV - Locate Brymbo Enterprise Centre at postcode LL11 5BT (Blast Road, Brymbo) and they are 200yds due south of it on New High Street, Brymbo LL11 5AX.
Check out John Wilkinson’s fascinating story – Did you know he invented the cannon ball?
Opening times - These vary, best to visit the website www.brymboheritage.co.uk
Distance– 4.2 miles by car
Next stop, Wrexham Museum (SAT NAV LL11 1RB) and explore the history of Wrexham.
Duration – 1 hr
Opening times and entry prices – These vary and it is best to visit: www.wrexham.gov.uk/english/heritage/wrexham_museum.htm
Distance- 0.8 miles by car or 0.4 miles on foot
St Giles Church (SAT NAV- LL13 8LS) – This is one of the ‘Wonders of Wales’ and is definitely worth a visit.
Duration– 1 hr
Opening Times– Times vary and is best to visit www.stgilesparishchurchwrexham.org.uk
Distance– 6.7 miles (via A483)
Check into the beautiful Rossett HallHotel (SAT NAV- LL12 0DE) for the night and a relaxing dinner www.rossetthallhotel.co.uk/
Check out of Rossett Hall Hotel after enjoying a hearty breakfast.
*Today’s Top Tip– charge up your phone and before leaving the hotel, download the heritage trail app (android and apple stores) www.chirkandtheceiriogvalley.co.uk/getting-about/44-ceiriog-heritage-trail
Distance– 15.8 miles by car (via A483)
Travel to the wonderful Chirk Castle (SAT NAV – LL14 5AF) where there is plenty to see and do. It’s a good place to have lunch too.
Opening times and prices– These do vary, so please do visit the website for details www.nationaltrust.org.uk/chirk-castle
Distance – 12.7 miles by car (via B4500)
Head to Glyn Ceiriog and park your car at the West Arms (SAT NAV - LL20 7LD), choose the trail you wish to follow for the afternoon and return later to West Arms to stay over in one of their beautifully refurbished rooms and enjoy a lovely meal next to a roaring fire. www.thewestarms.com
Check out after a hearty full Welsh breakfast; ensure your phone is charge up again for photos.
Distance - 22.3 miles by car (via B4500)
Head to Minera Lead Mines (SAT NAV – LL11 3DU), park car and follow Clywedog trail. The trail follows a historic route, featuring Bersham Iron Works, Nant Mill Woods and ends up on the edge of Wrexham town centre.
Lunch in Wrexham town centre – suggest Lot 11café (11 Hill Street, Wrexham LL11 1SN), before taking taxi back to Minera Lead Mines (approx. cost £10)
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