The county of Wrexham in north Wales includes the town of the same name. It's a county that borders England; Chester, Crewe and Newcastle under Lyme are a short drive away. The distance from the town of Wrexham to Chester is a distance of only 13 miles. This makes Wrexham and north Wales a convenient destination for weekend breaks in the country for the large masses of people living in the Manchester, Warrington areas.
Apart from attractive countryside, there are plenty of places of interest to visit in Wrexham: former lead mines, galleries and museums, St. Mary's Cathedral and historic town walk in Wrexham itself. An annual programme of events provides tourist events such as jousting re-enactments.