The area has many attractions such as St Giles Church and the two National Trust properties of Erddig Hall and Chirk Castle.St Giles Church dates back to the 13th century and its impressive tower is renowned as one of the seven wonders of Wales. Chirk Castle is another magnificent historical building situated in 500 acres of 18th century parkland, close to Offa's Dyke and the English Border. Now a grand stately home with elegant state rooms, superb Adam style furniture, tapestries and portraits it makes for a great day out.
Widely acclaimed as one of Britain's finest historic houses, Erddig is a fascinating yet unpretentious early 18th century country house reflecting the upstairs downstairs life of a gentry family over 250 years. The setting is a superb garden and romantic landscape park which are the starting points for walks and bicycle rides though the estate.
Slightly further afield you find the famous Llangollen Canal, and the awesome Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, the Llangollen Railway, and opportunities for many activities including rafting, canoeing, kayaking, climbing, abseiling, and gorge walking.
There is a wide range of good walking country around Wrexham including Wales' best known long distance footpath the Offa's Dyke Trail. The trail loosely follows the line of King Offa of Mercia's original ditch and, in doing so, also follows loosely the line of the official border between the two nations. In total the distance of the trail is 177 miles.