Wrexham (8 miles / 15 minutes) is very different from the iron town of the past. Today, there is no sign that an ironworks ever existed, and the town has a modern centre with a new shopping mall at Eagles Meadow. There are good sports and entertainment facilities in Wrexham, and plenty of good places to eat.

Bersham Heritage Centre is a must-see for those interested in the history of the iron industry, and Minera Lead Mines & Country Park show why the Romans were so interested in this part of the world – and how many of the famous families of Cheshire made their money in later years!