With 2 huge Kings of Leon concerts at the Racecourse this weekend, Wrexham is set to welcome an influx of visitors- many will be visiting for the first time, so “Croeso i Wrecsam” (Welcome to Wrexham).
*For certain locations below we will be using a ‘post code’ – this is the same as a ‘zip code,’
If you are not staying in Wrexham, please make a plan for your homeward journey in advance as all public services are expected to be extremely busy.
Train Station location – LL11 2AA
Visit Arriva Trains Wales Tickets | now Transport for Wales | Trainline (thetrainline.com) or Download ‘the trainline’ app for up to date info and ticket purchasing.
Bus Station location – LL11 1LF
For ticket and travel info please visit Bus Travel in Wrexham | Tickets & Times | Arriva Bus
Taxi– PLEASE BOOK IN ADVANCE!!! Our main taxi rank used by Hackney Cabs is situated on King Street Opposite the bus station (LL11 1LF). A list of city centre taxi firms is available at the bottom of this document.
Car parks- Link to map and list of car parks in Wrexham:
UBER/BOLT- These services do not commonly operate in Wrexham.
Park and Ride – LL13 7UB
Locations – Ruthin Road Housing Office and Ysgol Clywedog
Route – The Park and Ride bus will pick up at the car parks, proceed along the A525 Ruthin Road, Mold Road and drop off on Mold Road in the closed section, and will operate from 1pm until midnight, with the return pick up from outside Macron Stand on Mold Road (The Racecourse).
Where to eat
This is a very tough question as there’s so much choice- so we’re trying to cover areas to eat rather than our favourites!
Bank Street – LL11 1AH
A quaint, historic street loaded with independent businesses, you can visit Marrubis (the oldest café in Wrexham), grab a coffee or Sushi here!
High Street- LL13 8LP
The epicentre for nightlife in Wrexham, high street boast a large number of restaurants and bars as well as many fast food outlets.
Ty Pawb (Closed Sunday)- LL13 8BB
A fully stocked bar, vegan food, homemade pies, curry, deserts, chicken wings and more from our independent food traders.
Eagles Meadow- LL13 8DG
A range of established chain restaurants.
This is only a tiny suggestion of locations to eat. Walking around the City Centre you are likely to stumble upon a great range of places to eat including great Polish, Portuguese, Indian and Welsh cuisine.
Where to drink
Tough question, how long have you got?
But there’s something for everyone. Some are more ‘drinking’ pubs and others concentrate more on the food offering and are generally more family orientated. Some are chain pubs (owned by large breweries) and others are independently owned and run.
If you’re not sure-just ask a local and we’re sure that you’ll have a whole lot of suggestions of places that you can visit.
What to see
Tŷ Pawb – LL13 8BB (www.typawb.wales/)
Tŷ Pawb is a multi-purpose centre. It serves as a venue for arts, cultural and community events, as well as being a market and art gallery-it also was shortlisted last year for the prestigious ‘Museum of the Year’ award.
This Saturday ‘QUEENS of Leon!’ – Live music in the Food Court:
12pm-1pm – Shellie Roberts
1pm-2pm – Sasha Duchnowska
2pm-3pm – Isabella Crowther
10am-12pm – Family Art Club
10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm – FREE Family Zine Making Workshop
St Giles Church – LL13 8LS
The steeple at St Giles is one of the 7 wonders of Wales. The church is recognised as one of the finest examples of ecclesiastical architecture to be found in Wales.
Wrexham Visitor Information Centre (Closed Sunday) – Chester St
A one stop information shop for Wrexham visitors. Find out where to go, what to do and pick up some great Wrexham and Welsh souvenirs.
Wrexham Museum (Closed Sunday) – LL11 1RB
Future site of the Welsh Football Museum and the home of an excellent Courtyard Café! Entry is free so why not pop in and find out more about Wrexham’s fascinating past? Two football exhibitions are currently on show: Shirt Stories: A shirt by shirt history of Welsh football and Up The Town – The Fans of Wrexham AFC.
Yma O Hyd Mural – LL13 8LW
Welcome to Wrexham mural- LL11 2HY
If you’re here for a few days or planning on coming back to Wrexham, check out a couple of our favourite websites for inspiration:
Maelor Hospital Accident and Emergency – LL13 7TD
Emergency services number- 112 (or 999)
112 will work from any phone
101 Police non-emergency number
111 Non-emergency number for the NHS, if you have a medical problem that is not an emergency issue and you’re not sure what to do).
During your visit to Wrexham you will likely hear many languages spoken. Welsh and English are Wales’ official languages. Most people in Wrexham understand English, but we love to encourage everyone to learn and speak a bit of Welsh. Here are a few Welsh words/phrases:
“Bore da” – “Good Morning”
“Diolch” –“Thank you”
“Gwych” – “Excellent”
“Gai dau cwrw” – “Can I have 2 beers”
“Dwi’n Caru Wrecsam” – “I love Wrexham”
“Nos da” – “Good night”
Money- We use £ sterling, however most places accept card payments as well as cash.
Some of the locations in Wrexham City Centre where you can exchange money:
Eurochange – Eagles Meadow- Ll13 8DG
Asda Money Exchange – LL13 8HL
Post office Travel Money-LL11 1BE
Sainsbury’s – LL11 2BA
Tesco – LL13 8HF
Tap water – The tap water is safe to drink, in fact- the quality of our drinking water is one of the main reasons we’ve had so many breweries in Wrexham!
The weather looks fantastic for the weekend so we hope you enjoy your visit to Sunny Wrecsam!
18 Charles Street, Wrexham
Tel: 01978 366100
14 Abbot Street, Wrexham
Tel: 01978 262380
16 St George’s Crescent, Wrexham
Tel: 01978 353500
2 Brook Street, Wrexham
Tel: 01978 353333
5A Abbot Street, Wrexham
Tel: 01978 351234
15a King Street, Wrexham
Tel: 01978 362888
General Station, Wrexham
Tel: 01978 313131
Wrexham / Prestige
Yale House, 46 Brook Street, Wrexham
Tel: 01978 357777