Wander the river at Bangor-on-Dee
Bangor-on-Dee racecourse sits just south of the village of Bangor-on-Dee, on the Welsh border and just a short drive from Wrexham. The River Dee skirts the south of the village, and is a perfect spot for a lovely walk, picturesque picnic and a relaxing day's fishing. The Royal Oak is a well-regarded local pub, serving up traditional British food with gorgeous views of the river.
Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse is less than 15 minutes' drive from Wrexham, the largest town in North Wales. St Giles is a wonderful medieval church, which offers delightful views from atop its tower. Just south of the town, Erdigg Hall is a grand, National Trust-owned estate featuring a sumptuous 18th century manor house and a stunning 12,000-acre garden for nature lovers to explore. Kids will also love the dedicated play area.
Discover the Welsh countryside
Bangor-on-Dee is within easy reach of the some of the Welsh countryside's top sights. Take a delightful boat trip along the River Dee and across Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, or visit National Trust Chirk Castle, a 700-year-old fort with opulent 18th century state apartments and lovely manicured gardens. Kids can learn and explore their way around Techniquest Glyndŵr, a fun and fascinating science centre with a range of changing exhibitions to suit all ages.
Looking for a cheap hotel Near Bangor-on-Dee Racecourse? Travelodge Wrexham Hotel is close by, or further north Travelodge Chester Central Hotel offers great transport links across Wales and north west England.