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Local Attractions

The Plassey Holiday Park is perfectly placed for a host of nearby places of interest, meaning in addition to the variety of on-site amenities there is also plenty to see and do in the surrounding area. Here is brief guide to our local attractions: WrexhamLocated just a stone’s throw from the Welsh hills, Wrexham is an increasingly popular place to visit for its surrounding countryside, historic landmarks and Wrexham’s extremely popular shopping centre Eagles Meadow, which is home to retail shops, food outlets, Odeon cinema and ten pin bowling. Days Out With The KidsCheck out local kids attractions in the North Wales area. Waterworld With kids going free with an accompanying adult, kids will love to brave the water rapids at Waterworld. Ty Mawr Country ParkTotally free to enter, Ty Mawr Country Park is situated at Cefn Mawr near Wrexham and welcomes you to feed the pigs, rabbits, chickens, goats and donkeys or stroll alongside the River Dee, with views of the viaduct and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Techniquest GlyndwrTechniquest is a discovery centre in Wrexham and gives visitors a hands-on approach to science and includes a science theatre and a planetarium. Park Hall Countryside ExperienceLocated near Oswestry, Park Hall Farm is an exciting all weather family visitor attraction with hands-on animal activities, two indoor playbarns, outdoor play, driving activities, museums, exhibitions and beautiful countryside. Cheshire Farm Ice CreamHome to award-winning ice cream Cheshire Farm Ice Cream is also home to outdoor adventure play areas, an Animal Corner, the Country Kitchen Café, gift shops, quad bikes and mini golf. ShrewsburyFounded by the Saxons and developed by Tudors, Shrewsbury is nestled within a giant loop of the River Severn and offers its castle, spires, abbey, parklands and half-timbered medieval houses. OswestryEngland meets Wales in this borderland town, the largest in the Borderlands, which is steeped in history, myth and legend. ChesterWith its origins dating back to the founding of the Roman fortress of Dewa in 70AD, Chester is an historic walled city on the border of Wales and England which is now a major tourist attraction and shopping location. Chester ZooThe UK’s premier zoo, Chester has over 11,000 animals in 110 acres of award-winning zoological gardens and many conservation projects in the UK and overseas. Blue Planet AquariumLocated on the outskirts of Chester and next to Cheshire Oaks Outlet Village, Blue Planet Aquarium is home to over 100 living displays including Europe’s largest collection of sharks, Blue Planet Aquarium offers a whole world of exciting underwater discovery for all the family. Snowdonia National ParkIf you love the great outdoors then you’ll love Snowdonia, home to the biggest mountain in Wales and England (Snowdon at 3,560 ft) which you can visit by foot or railway.

Chirk CastleA popular National Trust site, Chirk is the last Welsh castle from the reign of Edward I that is still lived in today, with its medieval tower and dungeon, 17th-century Long Gallery, grand 18th-century state apartments, servants’ hall and historic laundry. Powis CastleAnother busy National Trust site, Powis Castle is famed for its garden, filled with clipped yews, rare plants and Italian and French influence. Caernarfon CastleCaernarfon Castle is a World Heritage Site created by King Edward I and stands today as the most impressive of Wales’s castles. Beaumaris CastleBeaumaris Castle, based on the Isle of Anglesey, has been described as “technically perfect” with its ingenious “walls within walls” plan, and “the 13th century high-tech equivalent of a spaceship”. Llangollen CanalCanal making at its finest, Llangollen Canal crosses the border between England and Wales, combines breath-taking engineering with picturesque countryside and even offers horse drawn barge trips. Pontcysyllte ViaductAt 200ft in height, this marvellous piece of work – a World Heritage Site – was built over two hundred years ago to ferry raw materials and finished products in and out of the Cefn Mawr area. Valley Crucis AbbeyLargely destroyed following Henry VIII’s split with the Catholic church, the remains of this 13th century abbey have been preserved and restored. Bangor on Dee RacecourseSet in glorious countryside, Bangor on Dee is a wonderful, left-handed jumps racecourse overlooked by the Welsh hills, the country’s only racecourse without a grandstand. Erddig Widely acclaimed as one of Britain’s finest historic houses, Erddig is a fascinating yet unpretentious early 18th-century country house reflecting the upstairs downstairs life of a gentry family over 250 years. In addition to this long list of local attractions, there is also plenty to do on the site itself – see our Park Activities page for more info.

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