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Get to know Oswestry
Where is Oswestry?
In Shropshire? Or Wales? Not sure?
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Then read on!
We want you to visit Oswestry – where Shropshire meets Wales. It’s an individual and friendly market town in North West Shropshire. An ancient town, so close to Wales that you can enjoy exploring both sides of the border when you visit. From our 3000 year old beginnings at Old Oswestry, the iron age hill fort, to today’s lively and traditional market town, we invite you to discover this little known corner of England – you will be very welcome. View our video here.
How to get to Oswestry
We do hope that we will be able to welcome you to Oswestry & The Borderlands very soon but both England and Wales are currently in lockdown and we ask you to follow all the guidelines about staying at home.
In the meantime, explore our web site to find out more about Oswestry & The Borderlands and get in touch if you would like more information.
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Find the best days out with kids in and near Oswestry. Bring the whole family and enjoy exploring castles, riding on steam trains or just run wild in the wonderful Shropshire countryside.
Ready to get active in Oswestry & the Welsh Borders? Stunning walks and great places for a bike ride are all around Oswestry, North Shropshire. Explore Offa’s Dyke, ride along canals and get active in the Welsh Hills.
Historic Oswestry – surrounded by historic sites, castles and houses.
Visit Old Oswestry Hill Fort, Chirk Castle or Shropshire’s own Whittington Castle. Looking for awesome? Don’t miss Pontcysyllte World Heritage Site.
Now that you have enjoyed visiting Oswestry – why not plan a day out in North East Wales? Oswestry is almost in Wales – in fact it was once! The battles are long gone but the beautiful Welsh hills are right on our doorstep. Wander down the Ceiriog Valley and on to tiny Welsh hamlets with local pubs and country hotels.
Visit Chirk to explore the awesome World Heritage Site of Pontcysyllte and Chirk Aqueducts. Offa’s Dyke wanders through this part of the country and close by is National Trust’s Chirk Castle. The riverside town of Llangollen with its horse drawn boats and International Eisteddfod is nearby too. Then on to Wrexham and another National Trust property is the Upstairs Downstairs world of Erddig House. There’s a great day out for kids at Techniquest in Wrexham too.
An interesting day out with castles and industrial heritage - enjoy.