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A Town in the Welsh Borders

Dec 22, 2007
Wrexham is a large former industrial town, conurbation and principal area of Wales lying in north-eastern part of the country. The town lies in Welsh Border Country, nestled in the lower Dee Valley between the lush Cheshire plains of England and the hills of Wales. It is the biggest town in North Wales.

Wrexham was also well known for its production of leather.

The main shopping areas in Wrexham are, King Street, Regent Street, Overton Arcade, Hope Street Abbot Street, Bank Street, Henblas Street and Queen Street. The Monday market is the largest in North Wales and can be found on Queens Square.

Wrexham has a vibrant nightlife mainly centred around the older original parts of the town close to the St. Giles Church. With numerous pubs around the town Bar Street which get very busy.

A live music venue in Wrexham is the William Aston Hall. It hosts concerts and live entertainment. The main live music venue in Wrexham is Central Station, a club which can holds an approximately 650 and attracting touring bands from across the country. Since its opening in 2000 the venue has played host to hundreds of acts.

St Giles Parish Church tower dominates the Wrexham sky line. It is a beautiful structure and you can go to the top of the tower. Inside includes a colourful ceiling of flying musical angels. There are also some gargoyles. The tower is claimed as one of the Seven Wonders of Wales.

It was here that the railway system was developed by the Shrewsbury and Chester Rail Company around 1844. This was later taken over by Great Western Railway in 1854. The original station, called the General, was built in the same place as today. This was quickly replaced by Great Western with the station you see today.

Erddig Hall is a very special place. It is a unique family home that has captured the way of life of a bustling house hold community during the early years of the 20th Century. Upstairs the rooms contain an original collection of 18th century furniture and are filled with the accumulated treasures. Down stairs a fascinating collection of portraits, photographs and verses records the people who spent their lives on the estate, and tells of the Yorke family's high regard for their servants. It is a family which never threw anything away from the rare and the beautiful to the trivial and commonplace. The Hall has spectacular walled gardens, stable yards and tack rooms with vintage transport and carriages on display.
About the Author
Douglas Scott writes for The Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The Wrexham Villa Rental Site
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