Tourists Information Centres are just for tourists. Right?
Wrong. TICs are for everyone…including local people keen to enjoy activities and visitor attractions on their door-step.
Wrexham TIC – which opened in 1992 – has some cracking things to offer in its 25th year.
The staff are really friendly, and enjoy helping Wrexham residents just as much as tourists from as far as Japan and Australia.
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“…we’ll take a shot at any question…”
Anne Salmon, whose worked there for 24 years, says: “The sign over the door might say ‘tourists’, but TICs are for everyone – people of all ages and from near or far.
“Some of our best customers are local people, and although it’s great helping visitors coming to North East Wales for the first time, building a rapport with regular customers we see week-in week-out is a really nice part of the job.
“We’re willing to take a shot at any question about the area, and we also have some lovely gifts and produce on sale – many of them from local suppliers and producers.”
So if you live locally, what can you get from Wrexham TIC?
Try this for starters…
4 reasons the TIC is for you
You can book tickets for all kinds of fun stuff. Visiting Chester Zoo? Heading to the theatre? Fancy a local festival or concert? Need a bus ticket?
Give the TIC a shout and get your tickets.
The TIC sells lots of local produce, including locally-made jewellery, Aballu chocolate created in Rossett, local books and postcards showing the beautiful Welsh countryside.
It’s a smashing place to pick up goodies and gifts for friends and relatives. Or just treat yourself 😉
Want to know more about your area?
There’s loads of stuff to do in Wrexham and the rest of North East Wales, and the TIC staff know all the hottest places to eat, the best activities for little ones, where to find that shop your friend told you about, and much more.
You can get loads of travel info from the TIC – including bus and rail timetables – and you can even book National Express coach tickets.
“…enjoying the attractions on our door-step…”
Councillor Terry Evans, our lead member for the local economy, said: “It’s not just visitors who support the tourism industry in North Wales…it’s also local people getting out and about and enjoying the things our door step.
“I’d encourage everyone to pop into the TIC next time they’re in the town centre.
“The staff know everything there is to know about the area, and it’s one of the best places to pick up information and book tickets for local events.”
Wrexham TIC is based on Queens Square and open Monday to Friday 10am-4pm (apart from bank holidays).
To get in touch call 01978 292015 or email the team.
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