Studying in Wales will offer you a diverse range of activities whilst studying in a beautiful and safe environment. Famous for its areas of natural beauty which has everything from beautiful coastlines, rugged mountains, waterfalls, rivers and interesting countryside. North Wales, where Wrexham is situated offers all of this but also puts you at the heart of the action with the towns and cities of north west England close by and ready for you to pay a visit.
North Wales has been named among the top places in the world to visit in 2017 according to Lonely Planet’s annual
Best in Travel list, it is the only UK destination to be featured in the rankings, which are compiled by a panel of the travel publisher’s writers and experts.
Our main campus in Wrexham is ideally located to give you this balance of city life with the great outdoors. Wrexham is a large vibrant town on the Welsh border that benefits from being within an hour of major cities such as Liverpool and Manchester. Stunning Welsh scenery, heritage and a host of exciting outdoor activities are right on our doorstep too – so you really do get the best of both worlds.
Wrexham itself is steeped in heritage, with numerous historical sites, as well as a bustling town centre with great shopping, and a thriving culture and entertainment scene. There is a cinema showing all the latest films along with the opportunity to see special screenings, a ten-pin bowling alley and great places to meet friends from cafes and restaurants through to modern bars and clubs. If live music is your thing there are a number of venues which feature everything from local bands to comedians.
Wrexham’s cafes, bars and restaurants cater for most tastes. There’s Indian, Thai, Chinese, French, American and Italian cuisine - and of course British. Alternatively, if you’re craving home cooking, you can buy international ingredients at local speciality food shops, supermarkets or online.
If you wish to explore further afield there are also excellent transport links to take you to nearby cities - Chester, Liverpool and Manchester are all within an hour’s travelling time. This will give you access to even more entertainment from local festivals, concerts and theatre productions through to places of interest. You can also immerse yourself in Welsh history and culture from visiting local museums, historic houses and architecture, castles and art galleries.
If you like watching sport Wrexham Football club and North Wales Crusaders Rugby League play next door to the main campus at the Wrexham Glyndwr University Racecourse Stadium. For swimming, Waterworld in the centre of the town provides a 25 metre, 6 lane pool with a 65 metre waterslide and nearby Deeside Leisure Centre is also home to an Olympic sized ice rink where curling is played.
Studying in Wrexham will also put you close to spectacular countryside, coastal resorts and the beautiful Welsh mountains, ideal for walking, cycling, mountain biking, rock climbing, white water rafting or horse riding.