Holidays in Wrexham
Ensure your next holiday to Wrexham is an unforgettable and inexpensive one by following these simple tips and sticking to a budget without feeling the limitations of activities you can take part in, attractions you can visit or venues you can eat at.
Do your research
If an important part of your holiday is keeping things cost-friendly, planning is vital. The more research you can do into the local area regarding average costs of food, drink, public transport, attractions and any other expenditure you are likely to undertake, the more probable you can create a reasonable budget that will be easy to stick to.
Ideas for days out
There’s certainly more to Wrexham than meets the eye and there’s definitely enough adventure to see you through the Year of Adventure. Whether it’s a food journey, a day at the races, or a spot of retail therapy, Wrexham is waiting to welcome visitors with enough variety to suit every taste.
Wrexham is home to its very own UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal (external link), 11 miles of beautiful canal and the breath-taking aqueduct designed by Thomas Telford. There is also the famous Bangor on Dee Racecourse, two glorious National Trust properties (Chirk Castle and Erddig), off road motoring adventures, and a fantastic range of accommodation, restaurants and cafes.
The countryside takes some beating too – for example the beautiful Ceiriog Valley lends itself to the most stunning walks or even a pony trek, should the mood take you.
The natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of Ruabon and Esclusham Mountain, the Dee Valley and Chirk Castle have been formally recognised by their inclusion within the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). It just goes to show that Wrexham really can boast some of the finest landscapes in the UK.
If shopping is your thing, then make sure you give Wrexham town centre a try. Wrexham also is home to a number of markets, and smaller individual shops, so you’re sure to find that special something if there is a gift you’re after. The big names live at Eagles Meadow, where you’ll not only find the best of the high street brands, but also a cinema, ten pin bowling, a host of restaurants and cafes and plenty of parking.
Wrexham museum is the place to discover the eventful history of the region, and where you can meet Brymbo Man, a very special Bronze Age resident. There’s also a great café there too.
Delicious meals for less
A great way to save money is to opt to make your own meals. Self-catering accommodation is great because you very much have a home from home, with a kitchen full of appliances and tableware included. Of course, it’s a lovely treat to eat out with the family whilst on holiday, so it’s worth shopping around for any offers or promotions and check review sites for well received eateries at affordable prices.
Wander off the beaten track
Thinking outside the box and venturing to lesser-known spots that aren’t crammed with tourists will surely save you spending. Exploring by foot will always be the cheapest mode of transport and a great way to discover new terrain.
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