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Best Hidden Gems in and around Wrexham

Updated: Jan 2

Your Ultimate Guide to exploring off-the-beaten track locations scattered in and around Wrexham.


Wrexham has always been a hidden gem itself within Wales, however due to the recent success of Wrexham Football Club, the small village has grown in popularity over the last few months!


Whilst majority of people head to the football stadium when they visit Wrexham, why not escape those crowds and head to these cute hidden gems?


In this article, we share some of the best hidden gems in and around Wrexham which you need to add to your Wrexham bucket list this year. We hope you enjoy!


Image of Plaspower Waterfall in Wrexham


1) Plaspower Waterfall


Plaspower Waterfall is a beautiful little waterfall, with a gorgeous pool available for visitors to have a quick dip in (it'll be very cold but refreshing at the same time!). Walking through the woods add a welcome dash of colour and there is also some interesting archaeology close by.


Image of Plaspower Waterfall in Wrexham
Photo by @sarahsoutdooradventures via Instagram

2) Castell Dinas Brân


It's a very short walk to the ruins, and it's sad to read that the castle only lasted 2 decades as the scathes show it was a lovely large structure. The surroundings are tranquil, with any type of walk possible, and all sounds of nature can be head. It can be a bit of a steep climb to the top but the views are breath-taking!


Image of Castell Dinas Bran near Wrexham
Photo taken by @angharad.smith_art via Instagram

3) Pontcysyllte Aqueduct


Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is a masterpiece of engineering genius, however it's not ideal for those who are afraid of heights for obvious reasons! There's a few trails which you can explore or you can rent a boat which crosses the aqueduct which is a pretty cool experience! Please do not kayak along this aqueduct as one gush of wind and it's game over!


Image of Pontcysllte Aqueduct near Wrexham
Photo taken by @lolojujusadventures via Instagram


4) Plas Power Park


The Plas Power Park is a wonderful wooded parkland which is ideal for a peaceful walk in the shade of trees! There are plenty of paddling/dipping areas in the river for those who are looking for a refreshing break, and are also home to plenty of waterfalls of different heights.


We recommend starting at the bottom, looking at the historical buildings and then walking up the trail to the open area of Nant Mill for a picnic and sunbathe!


Image of Plas Power Woods in Wrexham

We hoped you enjoyed discovering the local finds and less known beaches which are scattered in and around Wrexham. We are confident that visiting some of these hidden gems will make your Wrexham trip even more memorable!


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