Explore sites from the hit TV show Welcome To Wrexham and visit beautiful North Wales.
Once you’ve immersed yourself in the breathtaking landscapes surrounding Wrexham, featuring gems like the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and the charming town of Llangollen, it’s easy to realise how two A-list celebrities became captivated not just with Wrexham AFC, but with the stunning surrounding area. This comprehensive day tour takes you through the scenic Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, showcasing the splendor of North Wales while infusing the excitement of football with visits to locations from the hit TV series Welcome To Wrexham.
Your tour will included visits to notable sites such as Llangollen, the impressive Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, and the vibrant City of Wrexham. Throughout the tour, you’ll have the privilege of interacting with a dedicated local guide, a lifelong Wrexham enthusiast, who will share their passion and insights. Meet locals who played a role in the filming of Welcome To Wrexham and unravel behind-the-scenes anecdotes known only to those deeply rooted in the community. Keep an eye out for the possibility of encountering a celebrity or two during your time in the city!
Beyond the football fervor, this adventure invites you to discover not only an internationally significant locations such as the Race Track Stadium but also explore charming boutique shops, characterful cafes, and a couple of historic pubs, adding cultural richness to your visit.
Pick-ups and drop offs can be arranged from Wrexham City Centre, Manchester, Liverpool, and Chester. Please contact us for further details.
Visit: (the tour includes, but is not limited, to the following locations)
The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
Standing on the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, it’s easy to feel like you’re on top of the world. This breathtaking ‘stream in the sky’ provides stunning views over the River Dee and the Vale of Llangollen. In Autumn, the landscape is adorned with deep reds, oranges, and yellows, while spring brings vibrant greens. Regardless of the season, the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct remains spectacular, making it an ideal spot for a memorable photograph.
Whether you visit during the warmth of summer or the crispness of winter, the aqueduct offers an unparalleled experience. Recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009, the aqueduct and its surroundings hold international significance. Being on the longest aqueduct in Britain and the world, it’s evident why this beautiful bridge is a lasting legacy for future generations.
Taking a leisurely walk across the aqueduct, it becomes clear why the locals cherish this place. As you stand on this engineering marvel, you can appreciate its role in the canal systems and learn about its construction. The visit provides an opportunity to explore the walkways, gaining insights into the rich history and importance of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Whether you’re interested in its engineering marvel or simply seeking a serene stroll, this destination offers an unforgettable experience.
Llangollen stands out as possibly the most picturesque town in this enchanting part of Wales—an impressive feat considering its location within an area renowned for its outstanding natural beauty. The town boasts a Victorian promenade that offers breathtaking views of the meandering River Dee and the encompassing hillsides. Beyond its scenic charm, Llangollen is adorned with quaint independent shops, each holding treasures waiting to be discovered and taken home as cherished mementos.
As you leisurely explore the town, your guide will expertly point out local traders, craftspeople, and artisans, providing you with the opportunity to acquire unique pieces that encapsulate the essence of Llangollen. If you find yourself with limited luggage space, fear not; immerse yourself in the charm of Llangollen by unwinding in one of its picturesque pubs, offering a front-row seat to the ebb and flow of life.
Alternatively, indulge in a hot drink and delectable cake at one of the enchanting eateries scattered throughout Llangollen, each exuding its own distinctive allure. Following your visit to this charming town, your journey continues through the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, presenting you with breathtaking scenery on your way back to Wrexham, where the Welcome to Wrexham segment of your tour awaits.
Wrexham, or Wrecsam in Welsh, captures the hearts of all who discover its charm. This city, steeped in history, is home to hardworking and amiable residents, nationally significant businesses, and the iconic Wrexham AFC—the oldest football club in Wales, the third oldest in the world, and the focal point of the acclaimed TV series “Welcome To Wrexham.”
Contrary to what the Hollywood A-listers might suggest, the true stars of the series aren’t the celebrities but the city and its resilient inhabitants. Wrexham becomes the heartbeat of the show, a testament to the passionate and dedicated community that makes it a must-watch. The locals exude a profound love for their city and their football club, the mighty Wrexham AFC. With each attempt to bring them down, the people of Wrexham bounce back with unwavering resilience.
As you navigate the city streets, guided by our passionate and knowledgeable local guide—an ardent Wrexham AFC supporter—you’ll not only discover the filming locations from “Welcome to Wrexham” but also delve into the rich tapestry of Wrexham’s illustrious history. The tour promises unexpected sights and encounters, all framed by the backdrop of a city that refuses to be overshadowed, ensuring a captivating and enriching experience for every visitor.
The Wrexham Lager Shop
Wrexham Lager isn’t just a local favorite; it’s a national institution cherished not only in Wales but throughout Great Britain. Born from the vision of two German immigrants, this light and refreshing lager hold the distinction of being the oldest in the UK. Crafted in Wrexham since 1882, this lager has a rich history, having been exported across the British Empire and even gracing the tables aboard the infamous Titanic.
Now, the opportunity is yours to savour this historic beverage, immersing yourself in the flavours that have withstood the test of time. The Wrexham Lager Brewery Shop invites you to not only taste this iconic brew but also take a piece of history home with you. Indulge your palate, explore the heritage, and secure a taste of the oldest lager in the United Kingdom.
The Wrexham Miners Project
The Wrexham Miners Project stands as a unique museum with a history as compelling as the stories it tells. While the mining tradition is often associated with the Valleys of South Wales, the spirit of mining runs deep in the veins of all of Wales. This museum serves as a testament to that legacy and like numerous buildings and institutions across Wrexham, this remarkable establishment owes its existence to the dedication of the local community.
Founded in honour of those who lost their lives in the North Welsh mines, the building served as the Miner’s Rescue Station—an essential hub where miners acquired the skills to rescue colleagues injured in the aftermath of a collapse or, more harrowingly, an explosion.
Across the UK, 48% of major mining accidents occurred in Wales, and within the walls of the Wrexham Miner’s Project, a memorial pays tribute to the 234 individuals who lost their lives in the tragic 1934 Gresford Mining Disaster, which is discussed in a poignant episode of Season Two of “Welcome To Wrexham.”
During your visit, you’ll delve into the training of rescue teams and even have the opportunity to undergo some of the rigorous tests they faced. Perhaps, amidst the exhibits, you might even find yourself crossing paths with a celebrity or two. The Wrexham Miners Project not only preserves the memory of the mining heritage but also offers a unique and immersive experience, inviting you to walk in the footsteps of those who shaped this profound chapter of Welsh history.
Racecourse Ground and the Wrexham AFC Shop
As we pass by The Racecourse (or Cae Ras in Welsh), take a moment to appreciate the historical significance of this venue. It proudly holds the title of the oldest international soccer stadium in continual use. While it might not boast the same grandeur as larger, more modern international stadiums as Wembley, The Racecourse is a gem in its own right. Serving as the home to Wrexham AFC, the oldest soccer club in Wales, this stadium is undeniably the beating heart of Wrexham. Unfortunately access to the grounds and the stadium interior cannot be guaranteed due to match schedules, filming commitments, closed practices, and unforeseen circumstances. However, we’ll ensure there’s time for capturing memorable pictures outside the stadium. Your guide will regale you not only with tales of the club’s rich history but also paint a vivid picture of its promising future, especially with the recent ownership takeover by Rob McElhenny and Ryan Reynolds. Whilst here you will also have the chance to indulge your passion for Wrexham AFC at the Wrexham AFC Club Shop, where shopping becomes an experience in itself. Feel free to explore and pick up this season’s home and away shirts, showcasing your support for the club. For those seeking something more whimsical, consider grabbing a cuddly toy to bring home—a charming reminder of your visit and perhaps a cuddle companion while reflecting on the exciting developments brought forth by Rob and Ryan’s ownership. The club shop offers a diverse range of memorabilia, ensuring you can carry a piece of Wrexham AFC with you wherever you go.
Of course no tour would be complete without stopping at the famous Turf, for a pint and a bite to eat!