Our Wrexham Properties
With two National Trust properties and a number of parks, galleries and museums, Wrexham is an ideal choice for students wishing to experience the best of modern living in a compact and welcoming town.
Top key facts about Wrexham:
- Wrexham is the largest town in North Wales with a population of over 60,000.
- Just in front of the famous St Giles' Church, lays the tomb of Elihu Yale - benefactor of Yale University, USA. A replica of the tower sits at the University.
- UK’s first large lager brewery was opened here in 1881 by German immigrants.
- Pontcysyllte Aqueduct near Wrexham is UK’s longest and highest aqueduct – more than 1,000 feet long, held 128 feet above the ground.
- Wrexham is home of Wale’s biggest nightclubs, with a capacity of 1,620.
Wrexham is a popular and thriving market town with loads for students to do. There’s a vibrant music and nightlife scene, great shopping facilities and the incredible scenery of Snowdonia National Park nearby. All this and more means Snowdon Hall is the perfect place to make the most of your time studying at Wrexham Glyndwr University.
With three covered markets and a weekly outdoor market, Wrexham is a favourite with bargain hunters. For those looking for bigger brands, there is the Eagles Meadow Shopping Complex, a modern development housing high-street stores, restaurants and cafes, as well as a cinema and bowling alley.
Wrexham is a compact town which means you’re always close to great places to eat. Take a look at some of the best restaurants in Wrexham:
- The Nags Head – classic pub dishes that will make you go back for more. Good food, great service and decent prices!
- Cleopatra’s Foods – great place to eat with a large variety of dishes and friendly staff. The menu leans towards Mediterranean food and the dishes are simple, delicious, fresh and healthy.
- Town Fryer – considered by many as the best fish and chips place in Wrexham, this restaurant offers great value for money, 5 star hygiene standards and very friendly staff.
Wrexham has a busy music scene, with big name and up and coming bands regularly playing the Central Station venue. There are several other live music venues in Wrexham, including Legends Bar, The Swan Pen-y-Bryn, The Oak Tree, Student Guild (Glyndwr University), Red Lion, Saith Seren, The Commercial, Centenary Club and Bradley Cricket Club. If you’re into live music, you might want to check them out!
Wrexham has a buzzing nightlife! There are several bars, clubs and pubs to choose from, including Wales biggest nightclub – Liquid and Envy. There are other great places you could go to on a night out, such as Voodoo Moon. This awesome little place has a lovely atmosphere, tasty cocktails and friendly staff.
Oriel Wrecsam is the main visual arts centre in Wrexham which was recently moved to Chester Street. Wrexham has several theatres including the Riverside Studio Theatre, Grove Park Theatre and the Yale Studio.
Located in town, the Wrexham County Borough Museum is a fantastic small local museum which is worth a visit too. It’s a great way to get to know more about local history.
Wrexham has its own professional football team, currently competing in the National League. Formed in 1864, Wrexham FC is the third-oldest professional football club in the world. Opened in 1807, The Racecourse Ground is the club’s home stadium and is owned by the Glyndwr University.
Wrexham also has a professional Rugby League Club in the Championship division – North Wales Crusaders. Other sports you will come across in Wrexham include basketball, hockey, athletics, horse racing, golf and others.
Wrexham is a fairly small town so it’s very easy to get around. Going on foot is a good option as almost everything is within walking distance. However, if you prefer public transport, then the extensive bus has great links all across the town and local villages around Wrexham. There are also train services from Wrexham Central Station to Wrexham General Station which you might want to consider.
Great location, friendly staff, good sized rooms and I always feel safe.Rachael Hall, BSc Adult Nursing, University of Nottingham