Welcome to Wrexham
Welcome to Wrexham - Croeso i Wrecsam.
The best of all worlds, city, countryside and coast is vital when choosing somewhere to live… it’s also plays an essential part in ensuring the quality of your University life and ensuring that you enjoy an experience that will stay with you always.
You made it, You’ve arrived and started class. Things may seem strange at the moment but we hope that soon you will be able to enjoy the town of Wrexham to the full.
These days, university life is made-up of a broad range of experiences outside of what you learn in the lecture theatre; how you spend your downtime is also a major part of shaping your memories and experiences.
Wrexham Glyndŵr University is situated in the Welsh town of Wrexham. Wrexham enjoys a very privileged location. Within twenty minutes travel you can lose yourself in the Welsh hills, be fascinated by the Roman remains in Chester or view the rich historical past within Wrexham County Borough. A short drive from Wrexham town centre you can find and enjoy a number of historical sites which remind us of the local way of life over hundreds of years. Add to this excellent road links to North Wales, the North West and beyond and you can understand why Wrexham is a very popular place to visit and stay.
In Wrexham, you’ll discover a hidden gem that’s more than just a market town on the border between Wales and England; you’ll discover the gateway to a region that’s been named by prestigious travel organisation Lonely Planet as one of the best to visit in the entire world (2017).
Take out your phone and search for Wrexham on your maps app, then zoom-out and drink in everything our location and its surroundings have to offer you.
You’ll discover beautiful beaches nearby and rugged mountains, amazing places to eat, places to shop, places to get active, relax and everything in between.
Our proud land of music, art, song and dance is famous for blending its cultural heritage with the ever changing world around it, as cutting edge industry, ingenuity, creativity and ambition harmonises with the history, passion, talent and values the region and its people live and breathe.
You can rest assured that whether you choose to study with us or simply visit, Wrexham and the surrounding region will keep a warm welcome waiting for you time and time again.
Gateway to the region.
We’re in easy travel distance to a host of exciting locations:
• Liverpool: 45 mins
• Manchester: 1 hour
• Birmingham: 1 hour 30 mins
• Dublin: 1 hour (by flight).
Things to do in & near Wrexham.
Take a walk through Wrexham town centre and check out the bars and pubs
• Dance and sing the night away at nightclubs like ATIK, The Live Rooms and South
• Take in a gig or comedy show at the university’s own William
Fancy eating out. Gastro pubs, restaurants or fast food, Wrexham has it all.
• Grab a bite to eat at high street favourites like Pizza Express, Nando’s and Frankie and Benny’s or enjoy dining in beautiful settings in such gastro pubs as pant yr ochain.
• Visit one of the region’s many independent cafes, bistros and restaurants and try food from around the world
arts & culture.
• Discover the area’s rich history in arts and culture at the Wrexham Museum, or locations like Erddig Hall or Chirk Castle
• Check out an art exhibition at Undegun or Ty Pawb in Wrexham Town Centre
• Enjoy shows like the Wrexham Symphony Orchestra at the William Aston Hall.
• Shops to suit every taste, with major high street favourites throughout Wrexham town centre and nearby Broughton shopping park
• If you prefer things a little more quirky, you’ll also discover a host of independent retailers of all shapes and sizes in Wrexham and beyond.
alt. nights out.
• Tenpin Wrexham’s not just about bowling; play pool, table tennis and enjoy some arcade action at Eagles Meadow
• Step aboard the Llangollen steam Railway for events like steampunk festivals, murder mysteries and Oktoberfest, held right on the line’s historic steam trains.
• Watch the Dragons in action by supporting our neighbours at Wrexham AFC
• Get extreme on the Llandegla Mountain Bike trail, white water rafting in Llangollen or the Plas Power Climbing Wall in Wrexham
• Go yachting at the Flash Boating Lake, or play tennis right on your doorstep at Wrexham Tennis Centre.
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