The Trotting Mare Caravan Park
“Improving adults only park behind a noted dining pub” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Located between Overton-on-Dee and Ellesmere, this adults-only touring park is quietly located behind the Trotting Mare pub. The majority of pitches are fully serviced, and creative landscaping and a free coarse-fishing lake are additional benefits. A superb amenity block is served by a bio-mass boiler and equipped with contemporary decor and top-notch fixtures and fittings. Stylish holiday lets are also available.
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Facilities – at a glance
Electrical hook up
- Licensed Bar
- Ice pack facility
- Wifi available
- Motorvan service point
- Battery Charging
- Open all year
- Total Touring Pitches: 54
- Total Static Pitches: 11
- Caravan Pitches Available
- Motorhome Pitches Available
- Tent Pitches Available
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About the area
Although the collieries and steelworks on which the town of Wrexham prospered are largely things of the past, this bustling town is still the largest in north Wales. The town desperately wants to be a city and has applied for the status three times since the turn of the millennium. A plan is afoot to establish a ‘city region’ encompassing Wrexham, Deeside and Chester.
Heading south, prepare to be gobsmacked when you reach Chirk, where Thomas Telford’s magnificent 10-arched aqueduct was built in 1801 to convey the canal more than 70 feet above the bottom of the valley. What’s more, alongside it is an even taller viaduct, built by Henry Robertson in 1840 to carry the railway. Both were used to carry coal from the once-thriving Flintshire coalfields.
The other main feature of Chirk is its 14th-century castle, which stands proudly overlooking the town and the Ceiriog Valley, an area described by Lloyd George as ‘a little bit of heaven on Earth’. Despite its stunning scenery and easy accessibility, the valley is something of a secret. It lies immediately south of the Vale of Llangollen, and has been dubbed ‘little Switzerland’ for its lush green hills, dotted with small farms.
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