‘Top photography spots in Wrexham, North Wales’. This (hopefully very useful!) post is a paid partnership and collaboration with This Is Wrexham, all opinions are my own.
For a snap shot of the rich history and beautiful scenery of North Wales, follow the ‘Wrexham Wonder’ itinerary by This Is Wrexham. The overnight adventure offers plenty of Instagrammable moments and will appeal to hikers and history buffs alike. Here’s what you can expect…
Wrexham county is home to a World Heritage Site, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and canal, as well as beautiful green flag spaces dotted with castles, old industrial sites and of course, Welsh cattle.
You can travel to Wrexham by train with direct connections to Birmingham International and Cardiff Central, or travel one hour by road to be in the heart of Manchester.
Day one of the Wrexham Wonder itinerary
Introduction to the county at Wrexham Museum
The Wrexham Wonder itinerary begins at Wrexham museum (free entry) as an introduction to the local history, industrial heritage and recent sporting achievements. The Brymbo Man exhibit shares insight to the early Bronze Age (around 1600 BC) through the life of a man who’s remains were discovered nearby and preserved inside the museum.
Packing a picnic is recommended (particularly if the weather plays fair), but you may like to fuel up inside the Museum’s cafe before slipping on your walking boots for an adventure in the Great Outdoors.
Clywedog trail walk | Top photography spots in Wrexham
The Clywedog trail begins at Bersham Ironworks (parking is available), you’ll follow the river through Nant Mill woods to the visitor centre, a former corn mill, and onto Minera Lead Mines. These landmarks are open for the summer period, however visiting just after had its benefits – it’s quiet and the autumn colours are amazing for photos.
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Llyndir Hall Hotel in Wrexham
Llyndir Hall Hotel and spa sits inside five acres of land, a country escape to rest your feet and recharge your camera before exploring more of Wrexham county. Alternatively, The Lemon Tree is near Wrexham’s bars and restaurants if you’d prefer to stay more central, visit The Rare Welsh Bit‘s blog to find out about her stay and Wrexham’s nightlife.
Day two of the Wrexham Wonder itinerary
The Ceiriog Valley Trail
Save room in your camera roll for one of Wales’s most iconic landmarks, The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, a World Heritage Site standing 100 feet high over the river valley. From the top of the Aqueduct you can enjoy stunning views, and you can cross it on foot or by narrow boat on the Llangollen Canal.
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Farnham Bridge and The Church of All Saints, Gresford
Farnham Bridge is the ‘Gateway to Wales‘ and the road signs are fun selfie spots to mark your Wrexham adventure. Nearby is Holt Castle, little remains of it today but artist impressions reveal a spectacular fortress of five round towers with a moat. Holt Castle overlooks the river Dee, a natural border between England and Wales. The fortress was a stamp of the English King Edward I’s rule over North Wales.
You can hear one of the seven wonders of Wales (according to an anonymously written rhyme) by visiting The Church of All Saints. The ‘Gresford Bells’ are noted for their distinct tone and melody that plays out repeatedly during Church services and Weddings.
The National Trust’s Erddig Hall | Top Photography Spots in Wrexham
The 18th Century Erddig Hall is a National Trust Property on the edge of Wrexham town. Throughout the calendar they host seasonal events, including their annual apple harvest in the autumn where they pick up to 180 varieties from their gardens.
Before or after exploring (and photographing) the beautiful gardens, you can explore inside Erddig Hall which remains mostly untouched since Philip Yorke III and his family called it their home.
If you’d like more information about the Wrexham Wonder trip or other itineraries, visit the Inspire Me section of the This Is Wrexham site.
The ‘This Is Wrexham Tourism Partnership’ has been successful in receiving funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.