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5 amazing things to do near Wrexham this summer

Choosing to stay in a country pub near Wrexham this summer will give you access to some of North Wales’ best things to do. 

Wrexham is the largest town in North Wales and is situated between the Welsh mountains and the lower Dee valley alongside the border with England.  Our pub is located in the sleepy village of Llanarmon, a short drive from Wrexham. 

Explore the Welsh hills on a summery trek or cycle, visit Medieval Castles or take in the many other hidden wonders scattered within our County. 

Best Cycle routes near Wrexham 

For those who enjoy staying active in holiday this summer there are plenty of walking and cycling routes to try in Wrexham. The outdoor active guide is a great place to start to plan your next adventure and check out details of the most scenic cycle routes in Wrexham

Find a wonderful waterfall near Wrexham 

Wrexham is blessed with majestic waterfalls. Some that can be visited from our pub near Wrexham are Pistyll Rhaeadr, star of the 90’s shampoo commercials. Plaspower may not be as spectacular but offers a great spot for wild swimming. If you don’t mind venturing a little further out, then Aber Falls in Gwyned is a must see or Conwy Falls in August where you could spot salmon travelling upstream. 

Visit a local lager brewery 

Wrexham Lager

Wrexham lager is Britain’s oldest lager brewery. Founded in 1882 by German immigrants trying to recreate the lager taste that they missed from their homeland. Visit the brewery and stock up on your favourite Welsh tipple.  

Enjoy a day at the races 

Bangor on Dee racing

Make the most of these longer summer days with a visit to the races and some fresh country air. Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse is nestled in picturesque countryside and surrounded by idyllic Welsh hills. First used for horse racing in 1859 horses the track remains virtually the same as it was over a century ago. Ladies Day is on the 4 August and Family Fun Evening is on the 21 August.  

Uncover the beauty of Chirk Castle 

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The medieval Adam Tower at Chirk Castle is a perfect playing ground to take the family to this summer. Kids can have fun dressing up in armour or venturing down the dungeons. For the garden lovers out there, Chirk Castle’s gardens are a must see in full bloom. Originally laid out by Sir Thomas Myddelton II in 1653, amongst others, The Rose Garden boosts many scented varieties of roses including Lady Myddelton’s Dearest (soft pink) plus many more to admire. 

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Beer Garden in a country pub near Wrexham

Al fresco dining in our beer garden in a country pub near Wrexham

All that activity, cycling and exploring will leave you parched. Head back to our scenic riverside beer garden for a delicious home cooked meal accompanied by your favourite local ale or glass of wine.  

Stay in a country pub near Wrexham

The West Arms offers travellers the choice of 16 characterful and cosy rooms equipped with everything you need to give you a comfortable and restful night’s sleep when you visit North Wales. 

For more information on things to go this summer in Wrexham visit