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48 hours in Wrexham

If you're planning a trip to Wrexham and only have 48 hours to spare, this itinerary is the perfect way to make the most of your time in this charming Welsh town. You'll get to explore some of Wrexham's most famous landmarks, such as the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and St. Giles' Church, as well as discover some hidden gems, like the Mulberry Inn and the Wynnstay Arms.

From museums to castles, from riverside pubs to shopping centers, this guide has something for everyone, and is sure to leave you with some unforgettable memories of your time in Wrexham.

48 hours in Wrexham - if you are not going to watch football ;) 

Day 1:

  • 9:00 am - Start your day with breakfast at The Lemon Tree. Their full Welsh breakfast is a must-try and a great way to start your day in Wrexham.
  • 10:00 am - Head to the Wrexham Museum and Archives to learn about the history of the town and its surrounding areas. You can easily spend a couple of hours here.
  • 12:30 pm - Enjoy lunch at The Mulberry Inn, a cozy pub known for its hearty British fare and excellent selection of beers and ciders.
  • 2:00 pm - Take a short drive to the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a marvel of 18th-century engineering. You can walk across the aqueduct or take a leisurely boat ride along the canal.
  • 4:00 pm - Return to Wrexham and visit St. Giles' Church, one of the most impressive medieval churches in Wales. Don't miss the ornate ceiling and the beautiful stained glass windows.
  • 6:00 pm - Have dinner at the Fat Boar, a gastropub that serves up tasty British classics with a modern twist. Their homemade pies and steaks are particularly popular.

Day 2:

  • 9:00 am - Start your day with breakfast at the Hideout Cafe, a quirky eatery that serves up delicious breakfast sandwiches, pancakes, and coffee.
  • 10:00 am - Drive to the Chirk Castle, a magnificent 700-year-old fortress with beautiful gardens and breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside. You can easily spend a few hours exploring the castle and its grounds.
  • 1:00 pm - Have lunch at The Boat Inn, a charming riverside pub that serves up excellent fish and chips and other British classics.
  • 2:30 pm - Visit Erddig, a beautiful 18th-century country house with stunning gardens and parkland. You can take a guided tour of the house and explore the vast grounds on foot or by bike.
  • 5:00 pm - Head back to Wrexham and check out the Eagles Meadow shopping center, where you can find a variety of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options.
  • 7:00 pm - For your final dinner in Wrexham, head to the Wynnstay Arms, a cozy pub that offers traditional Welsh dishes and a great selection of local ales.

Of course, this itinerary is just a suggestion and you can modify it based on your own interests and preferences. Enjoy your trip to Wrexham!

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