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A Locals guide to Wrexham

A Local’s guide to Wrexham

This week's blog is a guest post by first year Broadcasting, Journalism & Media Communications student Alex.

New in town? 

Here’s my quick guide to places in Wrexham, I hope you find it useful!



Glyndwr is in a really good place for shops.  You’ve got Plas Coch Retail Park right next door with shops that range from Homebase to Sainsbury’s to Argos and Boots. (So that’s your food, flat essentials and medicines sorted!)

But if you fancy a walk, head in to the town centre. There are lots of shops in the town, mostly within a five minutes’ walk of each other.  And if you’re after a new outfit, Eagles Meadow and holds a student event every year where lots of stores offer student discounts - so keep an eye out for that!


As I mentioned earlier, Plas Coch Retail Park is super close to the uni. There you’ll also find a pub (also called Plas Coch!) that offers student discount Monday - Thursday. They also offer 2 4 1 meals so it’s a bargain!

If you head in to town, you’ll find the usual fast food places and chain restaurants. But if you’re after something healthier or a wider range check out the many cafes and bars (Take a look Glyndwr’s latest blog on places to eat around Wrexham).

The oldest Cafe in Wrexham is in the town centre on Bank Street it is called Marubbi’s Cafe it is family run and now offers student discount. They also offer takeout if you’re after a quick bite to eat.


Wrexham has good travel links with the train station a two minute walk away from campus there are regular trains to places like Liverpool. The bus station is right in the town centre too, which has buses going to Chester every 10 minutes.

I’m a big Wrexham AFC fan and I’m sure you’ve all seen the Racecourse Stadium right next to campus. This is the oldest International stadium in the world having hosted Wales' first home international match in 1877. Wrexham play in the National league and regularly get 4000 fans at home.  If you’re interested in watching Wrexham, the next two home games are Sutton United Saturday 30th September 3pm Kick off and Eastleigh Saturday 7th October 5:30 kick off!

Any questions feel free to tweet and ask @alexwxm99


About the author

Alex Whilding

Alex Whilding

Alex is starting her first year at Wrexham Glyndwr in September to study BA Hons Broadcasting, Jounrnalism and Media Communications. In her spare time she also writes for the Wrexham AFC Matchday programme.