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North East Wales

Wrexham and Flintshire are both within an easy drive of the North Wales coast, the Snowdonia national park and some of England and Wales's most scenic countryside. The historical City of Chester is approximately 12 miles away and the bustling cities of Liverpool and Manchester can be reached within an hour. The area is an ideal base for those looking to access everything the North West, North Midlands and North Wales has to offer.


Often described as the capital of North Wales, Wrexham is the largest town in North Wales but has retained its market town atmosphere. Recent investment in schools, roads, colleges, healthcare and the retail sector has transformed the town in to North Wales' premier administrative, educational, commercial, shopping, cultural and industrial centre.

Wrexham is now a Mecca for sport and culture, with its museums, arts programmes, theatre and media quarter and stadia for international sporting events, including rugby, football, tennis, horse racing and athletics.


Flintshire is a Welsh border county with a countryside and coast enriched by a fascinating past. Its lush agricultural landscape is the gateway to Wales.

Take your pick of breathtaking walks through the Clwydian Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the West, or bracing strolls along the sands and estuary of the River Dee on the coast. Discover the borderlands history, from forgotten Iron Age hillforts still guarding the county, to the restored remains of Flintshire's latter-day industries.

Travel and Transport

Both Wrexham and Flintshire are situated on the edge of the Welsh Borderlands and are within an easy drive of the coast, the Snowdonia national park and some of England and Wales's most attractive countryside. The ancient city of Chester is just 12 miles away and the cities of Liverpool and Manchester can both be reached within an hour. Wrexham's central location also makes it an ideal base for those looking to access everything the North West, North Midlands and North Wales has to offer. The area is accessible excellent motorway links, rail links and airports at Liverpool and Manchester.


Massive investment has invigorated Wrexham town centre and confirmed it as the biggest and best shopping centre in North Wales. Thousands of people from across the region choose Wrexham for the variety and quality of its shops together with convenient town centre parking.

Designer outlet shopping is available at the McArthur Glen shopping village at Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port. City shopping is available on the doorstep, with Chester City centre approximately 12 miles away and the cities of Liverpool and Manchester reachable within an hour by car. Regular local markets can be found throughout the region in Wrexham, Mold and Connah's Quay to name but a few.

Leisure Facilities

The region boasts a wide range of leisure facilities including leisure centres, an International Athletics Stadium, the North Wales Regional Tennis Centre, ice rink, numerous golf courses, and sports pitches.


Wrexham and Flintshire have something to suit all entertainment requirements, such as theatres, cinemas, social clubs, pubs, nightclubs and restaurants.

The Environment

The area has a rich landscape with diverse areas of countryside covering the Ruabon Mountains and the Berwyn Range to the Dee and Ceiriog valleys and the agricultural lowlands. This varied landscape supports a wide range of wildlife and habitats.




Wrexham Association Football Club . (Welsh: Clwb Pêl-droed Wrecsam, nicknamed The Red Dragons, or more traditionally, The Robins, their previous nickname) are a professional football team based in Wrexham, north-east Wales, who play in the English football pyramid. Founded in 1873, they are one of the oldest surviving football clubs in the UK and are the oldest professional club in Wales. Wrexham's home stadium, The Racecourse, is the world's oldest international stadium that still continues to host international games,

During Wrexham's existence they have been known as a team that have been capable of going on cup runs that belie their traditionally lowly league position. They are 23-time winners and 22-time runners up of the Welsh Cup and are also 5 time winners of the FAW Premier Cup, which allowed them regular entries into European football competitions, where they carried out many famous giant killings. They also won the Football League Trophy during the 2004/05 season. They have also reached the quarter finals of the FA Cup three times and the League Cup quarter finals twice. During the 1990/91 season, they also reached the second round of the European Cup Winners Cup, before being knocked out by the eventual winners Manchester United.


Clwyd Theatr Cymru is Wales’ major drama producing operation, originally built as a Regional Arts Centre.

It is the home of a highly acclaimed producing company, which also presents much of its work on tour throughout Wales and the rest of the UK. The company produces mainly in English, but also in Welsh. There is a fully integrated Theatre for Young People department which uses the same performers, technicians and creative staff to achieve the same high production values as the mainstream product. The theatre also hosts a variety of touring drama, dance, music and a community Festival in the Summer. There are around 900 public performances per year. Clwyd Theatr Cymru is supported by the Arts Council of Wales and Flintshire County Council

Created through the vision of the old Flintshire County Council and its Chief Executive Haydn Rees, Theatr Clwyd was opened in 1976. Located a mile from Mold town centre in North East Wales, the building incorporates five performance venues: The Anthony Hopkins Theatre (580 seats), Emlyn Williams Theatre (250 seats), Studio 2 (120), multi-function Clwyd Room (up to 300) and Cinema (120). There is also a bookshop, a restaurant and three art galleries.




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