Explore Oswestry – south to Shrewsbury, The British Ironworks 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, the beautiful county town of Shrewsbury and 10 museums at Ironbridge Gorge.
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. we are looking forward to the link will being made for trains to head back into town with 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 and a very pleasant way to see the progress is with Cracker the horse as he pulls you along on a traditional narrow boat.
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.