Posted: Mon 20th May 2019

New interactive maps showcases tourism destinations across Wrexham for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Monday, May 20th, 2019

Tourism favourites across Wrexham have been featured in a new interactive map showcasing what the county borough has to offer.

Users of the map will stop at key places such as Bersham Ironworks, Chirk Castle, Erddig, Pontysyllte Aqueduct, Wrexham County Borough Museum, Tŷ Pawb, Techniquest Minera Lead Mines, Bersham Ironworks and Brymbo Heritage Project.

The local destinations feature as part of ‘The Wales Way’ – a brand-new collection of seven new maps, highlighting some of the unmissable, key tourism hot-spots across the region.

Joining together for the first time, the maps have been designed and produced by the four Destination Management Partnerships across North Wales (Anglesey, Gwynedd, Conwy and North East Wales (NEW)- compromising of Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham).

The maps interlink with the 75-mile North Wales Way – one of three national tourism routes launched by Visit Wales under The Wales Way brand.

They include Conwy’s coastal trail, the North Anglesey maritime circular, Gwynedd’s slate valleys and North East Wales’ famous landmarks. Wrexham features as part of the Science and Heritage routes – paying tribute to all the county borough has to offer and offering an insight into our local history.

The routes feature as part of a wider tourism campaign launched by the North Wales Local Authorities, who – together with funding from Visit Wales and the Regional Tourism Engagement Fund (RTEF) – put efforts in to boosting tourism figures during the winter months.

Cllr Terry Evans, lead member for economic development and regeneration, said: “The route through Wrexham is truly educational and inspiring.

“As a tourism area we have sites of an exceptional standard, rich in heritage and of course surrounded by natural areas of beauty that make this area definitely one to visit.

“Those working in the Tourism Industry have welcomed the initiative and I’m sure they’re ready to welcome new visitors to the area.”

Shane Logan, manager at Chirk Castle said: “Here at the castle, we’re thrilled to be a part of the North East Circular route, which includes a wealth of significant and beautiful sites.

“We are particularly pleased to be working even more closely with the local councils and other businesses and organisations on the route, and are looking forward to welcoming and introducing new visitors to the estate.”

Wrexham maps and others across the region are available to download here

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