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10 Reasons NOT to Visit Wrexham County this Autumn...


Here in the This Is Wrexham HQ, the Friday afternoon chatter has focused solely on ideas for things to do at the weekend. Of course, none of us want to hang about in Wrexham - therefore we thought it wise to advise our readers of the places to avoid and just pretend that these don't exist in our home County.

Can you bear to read on...?

If you, do - just promise that you'll keep them quiet - don't instagram any of it, don't share it on Facebook and above all - don't use ANY hashtags as we wouldn't want those poor "tourists" visiting and wasting their money around these parts!

Plus, PLEASE don't be fooled by those stories that we're part of the Lonely Planet's 4th best region in the world to visit! Even this London cabbie thinks there's something special about Wrexham...

So, with that in mind - here's our lowdown on the 10 things that you really should avoid if your NOT looking for a good experience next time your with us here in Wrexham County...

1. THERE'S NOTHING TO DO WITH THE KIDS AT THE WEEKEND IN WREXHAM...

If ever there was ever an adventure park to inspire budding knights, it’s the Welsh-castle themed offer at the NATIONAL AWARD WINNING Plassey holiday village - just ten minutes from town in Eyton. With climbing, slides and even a zip wire, it’s the perfect way to keep the kids happy (plus you get to browse the shops and enjoy a sneaky coffee and cake when they’re worn out from playing!).

To see why you shouldn't visit - check out their new film below...

www.plassey.com

2. WREXHAM DOESN'T HAVE ANY CASTLES OR HISTORY...

We’re spoilt for choice in Wrexham for our fix of the National Trust. Check out both Chirk Castle and Erddig for a whole host of events and goings-on. When it’s on your doorstep you don’t always think to look, but there really is something for the whole family at these gems of ours, from medieval re-enactments to celebrations of the humble apple, have a look!

Again, two places to avoid if you want a great day out!!

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

3. WREXHAM COUNTY HAS NO ADVENTURE TOURISM...

If you’ve not heard of the Segway craze, welcome to what has been billed as the ‘greenest’ way to travel. Segtrek at Chirk Castle could just be one of the most fun ways to explore the local woodland and Welsh countryside! Therefore, why visit?

www.segtrek.net

4. WREXHAM HAS NOWHERE DECENT TO FISH...

Whether you’re an experienced angler with years of practice under your belt, or just fancy trying your hand with a rod, the guys at Commonwood Fisheries can accommodate exactly your needs. There’s a variety of water for all types of angler and skill level, all set in lovely surroundings, with a great café to boot!

www.commonwoodfishery.com

5. IF YOU WANT TO GO SAILING - FORGET WREXHAM & JUST HEAD FOR THE COAST...

Not necessarily! Although you might not immediately associate Wrexham with sailing, tucked away in Gresford is the Flash lake, home to Gresford Sailing Club. Whilst they are a club with many members and years of experience, they will always welcome visitors who wish to give sailing a go – just give them a buzz first to book in on a Wednesday evening (summer only) or a Sunday!

6. IT'S JUST SLEEPY BOATS FLOATING ALONG THE LLANGOLLEN CANAL...

Obviously Wrexham’s pretty well-known now for its World Heritage site and Telford’s Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. But did you know Chirk-based TNR coaching and nearby Ty Nant Outdoors offer you the chance to canoe across this 126ft high aqueduct? If that’s not your bag, they’ll happily introduce you to some archery, axe-throwing, bush craft and much more. Definitely worth a look if you fancy some outdoor adventure!

www.tnrcoaching.co.uk / www.tynantoutdoors.com

7. SADLY, WREXHAM COUNCIL NEVER PUT ON ANY DECENT EVENTS...

After just five minutes in a room with the events team, we found out that they stage the biggest light & firework show in Wales each summer (Underneath the Arches), drive-in cinemas, a huge Christmas programme, a St David's Day festival & parade, plus much, much more!

Check out details for the Wrexham Scare-Fest drive-in cinema over on our Facebook events page - 29th October, Bangor on Dee Racecourse!

8. YOU HAVE TO HEAD TO THE MOUNTAINS IF YOU WANT OFF-ROAD DRIVING...

For those who fancy testing their skills in a 4x4, Wrexham can boast a purpose build off-road adventure park! Motor Safari offers a whole range of options and experiences, and can cater for individuals, groups, training and short breaks. As featured on many a TV programme -who’d have thought it!

www.motorsafari.co.uk

9. THERE'S SIMPLY NOTHING WORTH COMING INTO TOWN FOR...

We can’t talk about things to do in Wrexham without considering a visit to the town centre. Whether it’s a little piece of history in Wrexham Museum (not to mention cake in their lovely café); a cosy date night at Odeon cinema; a fun-filled afternoon at Ten-Pin or a mooch round one of the monthly Street Festivals or many independent shops, if you’ve not been in for a while, maybe it’s worth considering?

10. ALL YOU CAN GET ARE DIRTY KEBABS AND CHEAP BEER...

Finally, if all the above sounds just a little too tiring and all you really fancy doing is kicking back with some mates and enjoying some good food and drink, there’s great local produce to be found in every part of the county. We have great restaurants, award-winning pubs and local producers knocking out some pretty terrific local produce. So far in 2017, the Hand at Llanarmon has been included in the Michelin Guide, King Street Coffee have been included in the Northern Independent Coffee Guide and the Bridge End Inn Ruabon feature (again) as one of the Best North Wales' pubs in the Good Beer Guide. Take a look at our short film below to find out more...

Look no further than www.thisiswrexham.co.uk for the lowdown on good eateries and great welcomes.

So there, quite simply - don't come to Wrexham! ;-)

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