Wrexham Town Centre - A modern shopping experience with traditional values.
Wrexham is more than just shopping. It's a centre for business, education, leisure and culture or for just enjoying.
In 1999, almost at a stroke, Wrexham added over 250,000 square feet of retail shopping space to its already highly competitive range of big-name stores and family run enterprises. And into the millennium this trend has continued as three major store developments have come to fruition (Tesco, Asda and Homebase).
Notwithstanding recent developments, the charm of the older streets and arcades such as Bank Street, College Street and the Overton Arcade, continue to delight those favouring that more personal service which can only be provided by small businesses. Add to this our traditional markets - three covered markets plus the North Wales largest open air Market based on the Waterworld car park each Monday (including Bank Holidays) and what more could the discerning shopper need? So if you want to shop, Wrexham has to be the number destination in North Wales.
For the Disabled Wrexham boasts the most used Shopmobility Service in North Wales - and it's free! Much of the Wrexham Town Centre is pedestrianised, and so getting around is easy - even in a wheelchair. All Wrexham County Borough Car Parks are free for orange badge holders too!
Wrexham is so convenient to reach - situated at the hub of good trunk routes, it is only 10 minutes or so drive time from Chester and less than one hour away from Snowdonia to the west or Shrewsbury to the south.
Car parking is also easy, with Short Stay Car Parks adjacent to the town centre. Long-stay parking is available at St. marks (NCP) at the northern end of Regent Street or the larger surface park (WCBC) at Eagles Meadow just a few yards from High Street.
But if you prefer travelling by train Wrexham has two railway stations, one of which - the newly refurbished Central Station - nestle in the town centre between two of the new stores in Island Green Shopping Centre and just a stride away from the rest of the Town Centre.
Wrexham Museum is well worth a visit, as is the County Borough Library, but if you are feeling more energetic, why not take a swim at Waterworld - again, all in the Town Centre.
Eating out in Wrexham is a favourite past-time for many with a range of restaurants, pub food offers ad take-aways based in the immediate town centre area.
It is difficult to ignore Wrexham's most famous landmark, St. Giles church, the spire of which is one of the Seven Wonders of Wales and has looked down on the many changes to High Street through five centuries. We suspect though that no period in Wrexham's history has been as dynamic as the last few years which is why - even to regular visitors - Wrexham is a new experience!