Wrexham’s position in North Wales makes it a very convenient place to live, with Chester within 20 miles and numerous historical sites in every direction. The Valle Crucis Abbey, for example, is a ruined abbey dating back to the thirteenth century, destroyed following Henry VIII’s split from the Catholic church. However, the pedestrianised Wrexham Town Centre isn’t short of modern amenities, including its Monday market — the largest in North Wales — and the new shops filling the grand old streets and arcades. Wrexham has large Polish and Portuguese communities, and there are several large food, automotive, and manufacturing facilities in the area. The county is well connected by rail and local bus services, as well as good road links that connect to England’s trunk road system. The LL11 postcode, covering part of Wrexham, was named one of the top 10 most desirable places to live in Wales by a Royal Mail survey.