Find the best places to visit in & near Oswestry.
Explore Oswestry and find not only the best places to visit in Oswestry town and Shropshire but also North East and Mid Wales. Is Oswestry in England or in Wales? Oswestry is almost surrounded by Wales and yet is definitely in Shropshire. Shropshire is one of the least known and prettiest counties of England. Want to know the best things to do in Oswestry and The Borderlands? Let us show you the best things to do and the best places to visit in Oswestry – where Shropshire meets Wales.
Visit Oswestry Town | UNESCO World Heritage Site Pontcysyllte & Chirk Aqueducts | The British Ironwork Centre | Chirk Castle | Powis Castle | Llanrhaeadr Waterfall | Rodney’s Pillar | Park Hall Countryside Experience
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Explore Ellesmere and North Shropshire. Oswestry sits right on the edge of North Shropshire. This part of Shropshire is home to Ellesmere and Shropshire’s Lakeland. Explore the Shropshire market town of Ellesmere and the meres and mosses, canals and lakes and gentle countryside.
It’s a great place for a day out with the kids. There’s family and animal fun at Park Hall Countryside Experience. Oswestry Show Ground is nearby. Meet the farm animals on show day in August and enjoy lots of other events through the year.
Visit Whittington Castle with its moat and quirky ruins, then travel onto the pretty town of Ellesmere with its many meres. Last stop of the day could be the fantastic Hawkstone Park Follies, where there are grottos and caves and views back over beautiful North Shropshire.
Explore Oswestry, North & West – The town of Oswestry is so close to Welsh Border that you will be in North Wales before you know it! This is the land of aqueducts and canals, border castles and grand houses.
Wonder at the World Heritage site of Pontcysyllte and Chirk Aqueducts. Visit National Trust Chirk Castle and then go to Llangollen and maybe see Thomas the Tank Engine at Llangollen Railway Station. Wrexham next – explore the upstairs downstairs world of National Trust Erddig Hall. Explore Oswestry, South & East – Back into Shropshire, head towards Shropshire’s lovely county town of Shrewsbury, birthplace of Charles Darwin. First stop before then has to be The British Ironwork Centre. This major attraction is home to an eclectic mix of metal animals and the famous Knife Angel and Spoon Gorilla. Between Oswestry and Shrewsbury you can enjoy both canal and river. The Montgomery Canal is perfect for a stroll along the towpath or bring your paddle board and sail along quiet waterways.. The views of Shropshire are awesome from Nesscliffe Hill towards the River Severn and the black and white church at Melverley.
Explore Oswestry, South & West – South from Oswestry will take you to the border village of Llanymynech with the heritage Lime Works and Montgomery Canal. Then a steep climb up to Rodney’s Pillar with amazing views from the top. On to National Trust Powis Castle at Welshpool or a ride on the steam trains at Welshpool and Llanfair Railway taking you on a scenic trip through this beautiful part of Mid Wales. Wandering along the glorious Tanat Valley to find Llanrhaeadr Waterfall or a scenic drive or stroll around Lake Vyrnwy could be a perfect day out.
Take a detour to Berriew to engage with the fabulous world of Andrew Logan at his one man museum.