Town Centre

Wrexham (“Wrecsam” in Welsh) is a small market town located in Wrexham borough council in the north east of Wales, south west of Chester. It's history goes back many hundreds of years but the town centre is mostly dominated by high street shops, charity shops (some quite large and sell furniture), discount stores, and concrete.



The Wrexham County Borough Museum & Archives is located on the edge of the town centre on Regent Street in the old “County Buildings” so easy to spot (look for the spire).

St. Giles Church


The current St. Giles Parish Church building to the south of the town centre dates from 1506 but there has been a church on this site many years before this. The original medieval wall paintings are amazing to beyond as are the stained glass windows that alternate between old and new.


Entrance is free and visiting is encouraged.

Market Halls

Being a market town it is nice to see the three market halls are still very much in use. There are empty shops here and it is not exactly tourist-y or even have a lot in the way of groceries but they are still worth visiting.

Tŷ Pawb

Eating Area

Tŷ Pawb Market or “People's Market” on Market Street is a mixture of shops, food stalls and cultural displays that really bring the area to life.

Macramé Goods for Sale

General Market

Entrance off of Henblas Street

The General Market on Henblas Street is small with only a few traders crowded into the small space.

Inside the General Market

There is a small entrance at the back off of Chester Street as well.

Entrance off of Chester Street

Butcher's Market

Entrance off of Bank Street

The Butcher's Market whose main entrance is on the high street is the most impressive of the town's market halls with a large space filled with only one butcher but a number of other shops selling books and antiques.


Central Arcade

Central Arcade

Wrexham Central Arcade is easy to miss, running between Hope Street and the Butcher's Market, but worth a visit with a bakery/restaurant and an antique shop literally full to the brim with antiques.

Getting Around

There is ample parking in town for example at the Market Street secure multi-story car park (which is pay on exit).

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