I was born in Wrexham and have lived around 20 minutes drive away all my life. Up to 2008, Wrexham to me was where I went to hospital if there was anything wrong with me or another member of the family and an exciting shopping destination. We used to take the train right into the centre of town which was very exciting for us kids. Then 2008 came along and I enrolled into Yale College which is situated close to the town centre and since, I've learned the streets like the back of my hand and I know a fair amount that goes on there.
Wrexham is famous for its lager which used to be brewed in the centre of the town and employed a lot of people, unfortunately, it was closed down years ago. The area is also renowned for the huge mines that started in Gresford and put Wrexham on the map after a huge mining disaster. My Great Grandad owned Farmland in Wrexham and escape shafts for the mines came up onto his land and he had miners crawling out of them. Needless to say, the mines got shut down. Now the majority of the working folk of Wrexham are employed by kelloggs who have a factory in one of the many industrial parks in and around Wrexham.
There is as I mentioned; a huge hospital with an emergency department. I was born there and have lots of good experiences with their services, the staff are mostly excellent. There are plenty of bus services that take you close to the Accident and Emergency Department. The town has a respected college and a University that does have a reputation for letting anyone in.
The shopping is really not bad in Wrexham, there are a lot of high street stores mixed in with small businesses along with lots of pound shops where the cave people of Wrexham (don't get me wrong, not all wrexham folk are bad!) gather. There are also four supermarkets which are Asda, Tesco, Sainsburys and Aldi with a morrisons planned to be built by the end of 2011.
There are lots of things to do in Wrexham if you don't want to go shopping, there are lots of little green spaces to chill out in when the weather is nice and the is a big park near Island Green (one of the shopping complexes) that is huge, it has basketball and tennis courts, a huge area for football, swings and play areas for the kids. It has long winding paths, trees and benches. I think for a lot of Wrexham people it is a nice place to get away for a while.
At night, there are lots of places to go including the cinema, a bowling alley, plenty of well known restaurants, night clubs and bars. Wrexham is a good place to go in the evening as long as you don't hang around the streets for too long, there are a lot of gobby little chavs that with threaten you for looking at them.
All in all, Wrexham has all the facilities to be a good town but there are a lot of people who let the town down drastically. I certainly wouldn't let young teens go there shopping by themselves. I've seen a lot of them on the train and Wrexham just isn't the safest of places for people of that age. However, it is a nice town to go for a shop and a bite to eat or a trip bowling or to watch a film.
With good experience of living in the surburbs of Wrexham Town I belive I have the knowledge to write a decent review . The best way to describe it is - there are some beatiful parts and there are some not so beatiful parts . For example the beauty of places like Erddig , Acton Park and St Giles Parish Church but as ffor the not so beatiful we've had the Queens Park Riots and Hightown stabbings . There has recently been a Shopping Complex built called Eagles Meadow which is very good on the eye and supplies a bowling alley , a handful of restaurants and shops such as Debenhams , Topshop , River Island and H&M . Some have complained that this has had a damaging effect on the plight of the shops in the actual town centre . The Town has a proffessional football which are now in the national conference and suffered a drop out of the football league in 2008 . They are managed by ex-wales star Dean Saunders . They play at the racecourse groung which can hold up to 15,000 people , the ground is set for futuree development in partnership with accomadation for the local glyndwr university , to provide added accomadation for students - the project named 'wrexham village' . Wrexham is a town that has been made home by a number of Polish immigrants searching for work . Wrexham is a town moving with current times and remains the greatest town in North Wales .
I have lived in wrexham for 20years now, and to be fair its attually a alright town.
Theres 3 main big supermarkets, 2 that open 24hour. We have 3 little retail parks and theres mini supermarkets dotted everywhere. Wrexham has most stores you can think off. They are building another new shopping complex which will have a bowling alley etc in there.
The nightlife is either good or not, depends what you like. Theres plenty of bars all in one street and a few clubs aswell.
I feel that wrexham is getting to be a nice town, They need to update some of the not so good area's. But im sure they are trying there best.
The traffic in wrexham though is getting worse, this new shopping complex is going to make the traffic bedlam. I feel that they are craming to much stuff into a certain space. Wrexham isnt big enough in my eyes to become a city.
Wrexham is a nice little place, but its getting better and better, so sometime soon wrexham will be better than chester.
I was born in Wrexham and have lived here all of my life. I think I have the best of both worlds. I am in the country side but never far away from town. From my bedroom window I can see the Berwyn mountain range, I am just 3 minutes walk from the Clwyeddog river and just 3 miles out of town. There are a lot of little villages dotted around Wrexham, each one is worth a visit. Go into a typical village pub, there in the corner will be seated an eldely gentleman who will be more than willing to give you the villages history. Some off these conversations can be quite interesting. Wrexham is the largest market town in North Wales. The town is well-known for its markets, there are three indoor markets named the Butcher's Market, the General Market and the People's Market. These are open all week. On a Monday there is an outdoor market called the beast market. It is held on the Eagles Meadow Car Park. There is room for 150 stalls selling a huge variety of food, clothing, footwear, household goods, fancy good, etc. In my opinion though, the beast market doesn’t now have as many stalls now. Wrexham has expanded such a lot, that people tend to shop in the main town. There are a lot of cheap shops around, you will find all of your bargains in town, any day of the week. Wrexham has built a new shopping complex called island green. There you will find major shops, such as Argos. Wilkinsons etc. At the island green site is also a train station. Handy if you are coming from another town for a visit, you land right in the middle of the shops. In the main town itself which is a 5 minute walk from island green you will find all of your usual shops like Marks & Spencer, Woolworths etc. I myself like wandering down the side streets, there you find shops that sell nice unusual gifts etc. Like a lot of other welsh towns you will of course get the very talented male voice choirs.
Wrexham now has a multi-cinema, based on the plas coch site, about 1 mile from the town centre. On the plas coch site you will also be able to shop at sainsburys, boots and a number of other shops. For those of you who like a more livlier night out there are several nightclubs. On the subject of night clubs I must stress that there are a lot of young under aged people who frequent night clubs in the Wrexham area. I suppose it is the case in many areas. When these youngsters are fuelled with alcohol and or drugs trouble can sometimes break out. There are a lot of pubs in Wrexham. One pub I must mention is the Horse and Jockey it is well known because of its thatched roof. It is a very small pub, but you can get a fantastic, tasty meal there for under a fiver. Talking about food Wrexham has a lot of Cafes ranging from cheap to God dam expensive. It’s your choice. I myself prefer a bar lunch, to me they seem well worth the money. St Giles's Parish Church is a fine example of Gothic architecture in North Wales. Elihu Yale, who was born in America but lived in wrexham for many years, invested money in a replica being built of the of the the 136ft tower onto Yale American University. Elihu Yale is buried in St Giles Churchyard. The Church looks so beautiful at night, they have lights positioned in such a manner that the Church looks hauntingly beautiful. It is a sight to see. Just outside of Wrexham, is the 17th century Erddig hall, and it is now in the care of the National Trust. It is a place that you must visit if you do come to Wrexham . It stands in over 200 acres of parkland. The hall itself has a vast collection of valuable furniture and ornaments, you can also see a joiners shop, smithy, stables, vintage cars, bakehouse, and the servants hall. There is also a gift shop and tea room. Farmworld, is a great place to go if you have got children. It is a working dairy farm. At
certain times of the year you can feed the lambs. You can also go on tractor tours, pony rides, there are puppet shows to watch, you can even see the cows being milked, there is a nature trail, and a lot of other fun stuff to do. For those of you who want to get out in the fresh air and see some of the country side. A must is the Clywedog trail. You start off at the Minera Lead Mines and on your trail you will pass a series of visitor centres including, Nant Mill, there you can stop off and have a picnic by the river, Carry on your trail and you will come to Bersham Iron Works. The remains of Wilkinson's furnaces have been excavated in the small village of Bersham for you to see. You will then continue your trail and end up at Erddig hall. Wear good, strong footwear some of the trail especially through the Fitchou wood between Nant Mill and Bersham can be very slippy. If you are like me and love swimming there are 2 good swimming pools. Plas Madoc which is a fun pool with slides and waves etc. Or Wrexham baths that has both fun pools with rapids and a juccuzi and normal swimming pools. If you want to go further afield whilst you are staying in the wrexham area you can visit the seaside town of Rhyl which is a one hour drive. Or if you want to visit a large city you are only one hours drive from the port of Liverpool You could even take a 20 minute drive to the Historic City of Chester. Wrexham is a good base if you are coming to Llangollen national eisteddfordd. Llangollen is only 12 miles down the road. Wrexham has a past history of coal mining, who could forget the Gresford pit disaster which took the lives of 256 men on the night of Friday, 21st September 1934. My grandad was one of the first rescue men on the scene. A memorial to the disaster is at the site for those who want to pay their respects. Wrexham is also well known its steel working. The earliest manufacture
of steel started at Wrexham long before more famous names in history took over. Wrexham was also well known for its lager brewing that started with the first lager brewery in the British Isles. Although unfortunately this has now closed. The Racecourse, home of Wrexham Football Club. Is just 10 minutes walk from the town centre. It used to be the only place in the UK that you could watch a football match from a pub! The pub was and still is called The Turf, but because a new stand has been built the view has been obscured. The schools and colleges in Wrexham on the whole are very good. Wrexham used to have two main hospitals. Wrexham war memorial and Wrexham Maelor. The Wrexham war memorial closed down and re-opened as Yale college. Wrexham Maelor was then made bigger to accomodate the loss of the War memorial. Transport is great in Wrexham... You have your local buses, your railway station and Taxi stations galore. As for parking.... I suggest you get into town early. Places to stay in Wrexham. Plas Eyton Farm House Sontley, near Wrexham. Prices: Single Double (per room per night) £16.00 £32.00 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ------------------ The Lodge Parkgate, Nr Halton, Chirk, near Wrexham Prices: Single Double (per room per night) £30.00 £45.00 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ --------------------- Llwyn Onn Hall Hotel Cefn Road, Wrexham Prices: Single Double from: (per room per night) £50.00 £70.00 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ---------------------- There are of course B&B's which work out a lot cheaper. If you come to Wrexha
m enjoy your stay, there will always be a welcome in the hillside.