Iconic attractions of Oswestry and The Welsh Borderlands
Wow! Iconic attractions of Oswestry and The Welsh Borderlands are stunning. You may not know Oswestry too well though you will be familiar with some of our more famous historic attractions. Don’t miss the iron age hill fort of Old Oswestry, the UNESCO world heritage sites of Pontcysyllte and Chirk Aqueducts and Chirk, Powis and Whittington Castles.
Explore to discover the history of Oswestry and the borders of Shropshire and Wales.
Could Old Oswestry Iron Age Hill Fort have been the birthplace of Queen Guinevere? It is known as the Stonehenge of the Iron Age.
Find Shropshire Castles and North Wales Castle too. Visit Whittington Castle with its moat and ducks and swans. The National Trust property of Chirk Castle has stood protecting the border for over 700 years. Another must see castle is Powis, near Welshpool, this mellow red stone castle towers over wonderful, world renowned gardens.
Canals wind their way through much of our landscape and the Unesco World Heritage site of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct near to Llangollen makes that town an essential on your list of places to visit. Take a trip on the canal while you’re here, either by horse drawn boat or a narrow boat cruise across that famous aqueduct Thomas Telford’s ‘stream in the sky’. Less well known but almost as impressive is the aqueduct and viaduct at Chirk – time it right and you may see a train crossing at the same time as a more leisurely narrow boat. Take your torch and wander through the 421 metre tunnel. Another wet and sometimes, definitely wild, attraction is the waterfall at Llanrhaeadr. Higher than Niagara, it is one of the seven wonders of Wales. Follow the River Severn to Melverley and stop at the delightful wooden framed church of St. Peter, it has been welcoming pilgrims since 1406 and is still open every day.
If industrial heritage attracts, call in at Llanymynech Lime Works. Visit one of only 3 remaining Hoffman Kilns in the country and explore it both inside and out.
Visit soon to discover the iconic attractions of Oswestry and the Welsh Borderlands.