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Wrexham Town Walk : Llwyn Isaf

The Llwyn Isaf is now a green space in the heart of the town and the outside living room for Yale College students.

Originally there was a house on this site known as Ysbyty Ucha (Upper Hospital) - a name hinting at perhaps a past connected to friars or monks. In the 19th Century the house was called Llwyn Isaf and became home to the vicars of Wrexham.

Historic Image of Llwyn Isaf

The 1912 National Eisteddfod was proclaimed here and David Lloyd George got a rough reception from the Suffragettes. They were angry at the then Liberal Government's opposition to votes for women.

Keep to the footpath passed the Library towards Chester Street. You'll pass through the old gateway to Llwyn Isaf. As you reach the gateway, look out for the Goscombe John Memorial to the Royal Welch Fusiliers killed in the First World War. Turn right and walk down Chester Street.