Tourism favourites across Wrexham feature as part of an interactive map – The Wales Way – promoting brand new tourism routes across North East Wales.

The area features as part of the Science and Heritage Route and is a real tribute to all that’s on offer here in Wrexham and gives a fabulous insight into our past and future.

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Users of the map will stop at key places such as Bersham Ironworks, Chirk Castle, Erddig, Pontysyllte Aqueduct, Wrexham County Borough Museum, Tŷ Pawb, Techniquest Minera Lead Mines, Bersham Ironworks and Brymbo Heritage Project.

The Wales Way is a family of three national routes – The Coastal Way, The Cambrian Way and The North Wales Way – that lead you along the coast, through castle country, and across our mountainous heartland. Along the way, there are loops and links so you can create your own Wales Way road-trip.

You can see the maps here http://www.northeastwales.wales/the-north-wales-way/

The route is part of a wider tourism campaign launched by the North Wales Local Authorities, who -together with funding from Visit Wales and the Regional Tourism Engagement Fund (RTEF) – put efforts in to boosting tourism figures during the winter months.

“Truly educational and inspiring”

Cllr Terry Evans, Lead Member for Economic Development and Regeneration, said: “The route through Wrexham is truly educational and inspiring. As a tourism area we have sites of an exceptional standard, rich in heritage and of course surrounded by natural areas of beauty that make this area definitely one to visit. Those working in the Tourism Industry have welcomed the initiative and I’m sure they’re ready to welcome new visitors to the area.”

Shane Logan, Manager at Chirk Castle said, “Here at the castle, we’re thrilled to be a part of the North East Circular route, which includes a wealth of significant and beautiful sites. We are particularly pleased to be working even more closely with the local councils and other businesses and organisations on the route, and are looking forward to welcoming and introducing new visitors to the estate.”

Maps are available to download from http://www.northeastwales.wales/the-north-wales-way/

This project has received funding via the Regional Tourism Engagement Fund (RTEF) and supported through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) and the Welsh Government, the Fund to improve the visitor experience and create stronger destinations by working together.

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