Aerial view of Cynghordy in Carmarthenshire

North East Wales

From the Anglo-Welsh border to the seaside town of Rhyl, North East Wales may be small – but it’s packed full of things to see, do, and explore. The largest town in the region is Wrexham, home to some of the most fascinating history in the country. Its churchyard is the final resting place of Elihu Yale – a local philanthropist who funded Yale University – while its football team is the third oldest in the world!

If you’re looking for  gentle walks or long hikes, you won’t be disappointed. The National Trust owns more than 1,200 acres of walkable land just outside Wrexham. And for something a little wilder, Wales’ newest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley) promises over 20 miles of heather, heathlands, and hillsides.


St Giles parish Church, Wrexham, North East Wales


Featuring sandy beaches, rolling hills, and rushing waterfalls, the landscape of North East Wales is an area of great contrast. Whether you want to visit retro amusement arcades on the Rhyl seafront, go crabbing on the Marine Lake, or wander around the beautiful Erddig estate, there really is something for everyone here.


Aerial view of the Rhyl Seafront, North East Wales


Want to find out more about North East Wales? You’re in the right place. At Wales.org, our expert guides will help you discover everything from hidden beauty spots and must-see attractions to the best local tips. It’s never been easier to enjoy everything North East Wales has to offer.