Audio Mostly 2018: Wrexham Glyndŵr University
Nestled in North East Wales, just over the border from England – and with access to some of Wales’s finest scenery one way and the buzzing cities of North West England the other – Wrexham is perfectly situated to provide all that you need for an amazing time!
Wrexham is a beautiful Welsh town conveniently situated between the metropolitan centres of Manchester and Liverpool in England and the tranquility of the North Wales countryside and mountains of Snowdonia. Nearby are the historic city of Chester and the international festival centre of Llangollen. Wrexham is served by two international airports (Manchester and Liverpool) both comfortably less than an hour away by road or train.
Below you will find information about the location of the University and advice on traveling to the town and where to stay during Audio Mostly 2018.
Getting to Wrexham
The University is a short walk from Wrexham General train station and we have adequate and uncomplicated parking for any delegates bringing their own transport. The address of the University is:
Wrexham Glyndwr University
You can see a complete map of the University’s Wrexham Campus.
You can read further information about Wrexham and the locality via Wrexham County Council.
The following hotels are all within a 15/20 minute walk of the conference venue:
Premier Inn – Wrexham Town Centre (Closest to the conference)
Ramada Plaza – Wrexham
The Lemon Tree
Wynnstay Arms Hotel
The following hotels are outside of Wrexham Town Centre. You are advised to take a bus or taxi to these locations:
Holt Lodge Hotel
Premier Inn – Wrexham North
Trevor Arms Restaurant and Hotel
Travel: Arriving by Air
Wrexham is close to Manchester Airport (46 miles / 74 km) and Liverpool John Lennon Airport (37 miles / 60 km). Both are approximately a 45 minute journey by car or taxi.
Taxi is the simplest solution to get to and from both airports, but it will be the most expensive and it is recommended that you agree a price with the driver before starting the journey, should you choose to do this.
If you are traveling by rail, delegates traveling should arrive at Wrexham General station. When you arrive at Wrexham General train station, leave the platform and go up the steps to the main road. Turn right, walk past Wrexham Football Ground and the University is immediately on the right.
Rail is a good solution if you are arriving at Manchester Airport. Depending on the time of day, this may involve one or two changes(s) at Crewe or/and Chester or Manchester Piccadilly/Shotton/Chester. This is a cheaper but slightly less straightforward solution.
However, Liverpool John Lennon Airport is not served by its own train station. There is a regular bus service from the airport to Liverpool bus or train stations. From there you can take a bus or train to Wrexham. There is usually a train change at Hooton or Chester. This is the cheaper but less straightforward solution.
Travel: Arriving by Road
Our post code is LL11 2AW for anyone using auto-direction hardware or software.
From the south, take the M54 west, A5 north west and A483 north to Wrexham. From the north, take the M56 west, M53 south (Chester) and the A483 south to Wrexham.
Leave the A483 at the Wrexham junction (J5) and take the ‘Wrexham’ exit from the main roundabout. You instantly come to another roundabout. Go straight across (second exit, ‘Town Centre’) and the University is immediately on your left. Park in the front car park and report to main reception.
Travel: Arriving via London
It is fairly easy to get from London to Wrexham on the train but will usually (not always) involve a change somewhere (for example, Birmingham or Crewe) depending on which airport you fly into. The easiest way, once you know your flight details, is to book tickets at http://www.thetrainline.com and let the system work out the journey for you.