A POPULAR summer event at a world heritage site is to return this year.

Wrexham Council has confirmed that Underneath the Arches will return in July.

Now in its eighth year, the open-air concert held at the foot of the World Heritage Site, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct is looking to put on its biggest show to date.

Celebrating Thomas Telford's 11 mile Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal UNESCO World Heritage Site, Underneath the Arches is a music and light spectacular with a family-friendly atmosphere.

Nestled under the towering 126ft pillars is the Bont playing field which will be transformed into a picnic in the park style evening on Friday, July 12.

Food and soft drinks will be available, whilst your own alcohol is permitted on-site, but limited. Please check the event's Facebook page for more information.

Parking is free on the evening, but please note that there is a half a mile walk downhill from the car park and a half a mile uphill walk at the end of the evening.

Shuttle buses will not be running this year.

The council also advises caution if you have a disability due to the uneven nature of the field and access may be difficult for some people. If you have any further questions about disabled access - please contact the events team on 01978 292538.

For more information, please contact the Wrexham Tourist Information Centre on 01978 292015 or email us at tic@wrexham.gov.uk

The annual event was also named the Best Visitor Event (under 7,500) at the 2017 North Wales Tourism Awards as well as the second best in the whole of Wales (coming second to the Champion’s league final at the Millennium Stadium) so tickets will be in high demand for this hugely popular event.

For more information and updates on the event follow Underneath the Arches on Facebook