Bersham Ironworks

Made famous by John ‘Iron Mad’ Wilkinson, a leading figure in the Industrial Revolution, the once noisy Bersham Ironworks now nestles quietly in the attractive Clywedog Valley, two miles outside Wrexham in north-east Wales.

Guided tours for groups available on request. Contact Bersham Heritage Centre on 01978 318 970 for details.

School history workshops for KS2 - KS3 pupils. For details, contact

What to expect: Archaeological remains. Opening times are as per Bersham Heritage Centre.


Follow brown signs marked Bersham and Clywedog from either the A525 onto the B5098, the A483 onto the B5605 and B5098, or the B5099 west of Wrexham. Look out for brown signs marked Gwaith Haearn Ironworks. For off road parking continue past the Ironworks for 150m and turn off opposite Bersham Church.

Wheelchair user dropping off point is next to the Ironworks’ ground floor entrance.

Bersham Ironworks Map

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