Explore Oswestry – Shrewsbury, The British Ironwork Centre and Ironbridge Gorge Museums
Explore Oswestry South & East to find an intriguing mix of attractions. Travel south towards the county town of Shrewsbury and you will come across a lot of heavy metal at the British Ironwork Centre, a 14th century timber framed church by the river at melverley, the haunt of highwayman Humphrey Kynaston at Nesscliffe Hill and the beautiful county town of Shrewsbury.
Don’t miss The British Ironwork Centre, Shrewsbury and Nesscliffe.
The British Ironwork Centre and Sculpture Park is on the outskirts of Oswestry. This unique attraction will fascinate and amaze you. Their metal sculpture trail will introduce you to everything from a golden giraffe to a scary oversized scorpion. From the huge Spoon Gorilla to the emotive Knife Angel, there is always something new to see. Often the working blacksmith is here and there are many interesting events and happenings all year.
Call in at Stonehouse Brewery and Henstone Distillery for a drink and get to see how the beer and gin are made on a tour. During summer you can take a train ride from Oswestry Town Centre down to Weston Wharf on Cambrian heritage Railway. Montgomery Canal – The Montgomery Canal heads towards Welshpool and Newtown. Once upon a time the trains would wait for the narrowboat to arrive from Newtown with its travellers before heading south. The canal is now creeping back to life as parts are restored.
Nesscliffe & Kynaston’s Cave – Turn left at Nesscliffe and climb up to Kynaston’s cave. Shropshire’s only highway man (as far as we know) lived here with his horse Beelzebub, he was more Robin Hood than gangster.
Melverley Church – a right next and follow the River Severn through to Melverley. St. Peter’s black and white timber framed church sits on a bend of the river and has been welcoming pilgrims for about 1000 years.
Spend a day in Shrewsbury. The birthplace of Charles Darwin nestles within a loop of the River Severn. Don’t miss the immersive experience of visiting Shrewsbury Jail, now a visitor attraction and recently featured on the Apprentice.