Hightown Barracks Conservation Area focuses on the historic barracks site which dates back to the late 19th Century. The barracks is located to the west of Kingsmill Road on the southern outskirts of Wrexham Town Centre. The barracks was historically home to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers and parts of the site remain in active Ministry of Defence occupation housing the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and the Territorial Army. The historic buildings are a distinct feature in this part of Wrexham and the site has strong communal value for many in the Wrexham area.
The Hightown Barracks Conservation Area was designated in February 2000.