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Wrexham is the fourth-largest urban area in Wales with a population of 61,603 people, situated north of Wales with various mountains and hills nearby. It is located on relatively flat land between the lower Dee Valley and the mountains of North Wales. Although it is not built on a major river, three small rivers flow through parts of the town: the Clywedog, Gwenfro, and Alyn.
Wrexham grew as a market town and an industrial hub throughout the years which resulted in the immense growth of educational institutions. Wrexham Glyndwr University is the primary university. It is a newly established university that was founded in 2008. It is well-known for The Wall Recording Studio which operates on its Plas Coch Campus.
Wrexham has various places you can visit; the Valley Crucis Abbey is a must-see attraction. The remains of the thirteenth-century Abbey represent the austere life experienced by the priests in this cultural asset. St. Mary’s Cathedral is another popular place to visit. Located on Regent Street, it is the main church of the Diocese of Wrexham. It was built in 1857 at the height of the Gothic Revival and became the house of the Bishop of Menevia from 1898 to 1987. Furthermore, it is the home of the relic of Saint Richard Gwyn, Wrexham's patron saint.
Additionally, there are various festivals in Wrexham. Focus Wales is an international new music festival held in September yearly with more than 200 bands. It hosts screenings for some indie cinema movies and multiple exhibitions with food stalls and artisan crafts.
Transportation in Wrexham is easily accessible. A new bus terminal was recently constructed. It serves local, regional, and long-distance bus services. It is served by various bus companies, including Arriva Buses Wales, and Stagecoach. Moreover, Wrexham has four railway stations to help you travel around easily. These stations are Wrexham General, Wrexham Central, Gwersyllt, and Ruabon station.
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