Oswestry Tourist Information, Accommodation, Attractions & Events


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Have a Borderland Adventure this Bank Holiday

It’s a bank holiday weekend followed by Half Term – a perfect time for relaxing with a countryside view, exploring magical caves, enjoying a historical train ride, or even learning bushcraft!  How peaceful or adventurous is up to you! 

Whittington Castle North Shropshire

The Shropshire Outdoor Event at WHittington Castle

29th May – 30th May: A bushcraft, survival and outdoor pursuits event in North Shropshire for all ages! Perfect for adventurous families! Whilst there enjoy exploring the castle grounds and the moat – here you can meet the ducks and swans.

Hawkstone Follies Oswestry Bank Holiday

Wilderness Week at Hawkstone Park Follies

29th – 6th June: The Follies is the perfect place to explore a magical unique landscape – hidden caves, ruins, and towers. Follow the different walking routes and learn how to build a den!

park hall oswestry goats

Make sure to book ahead to visit Park Hall Countryside Experience this Bank Holiday – it makes a great half term activity too with plenty of unique inside and outside experiences. Don’t miss the new goat towers!

Welshpool and Llanfair Railway

What can be more relaxing than a historic steam train ride through stunning Welsh countryside? Check the timetables and book tickets before going, and you could find yourself on a Breakfast Train Ride! 

Llangollen Wharf

How about enjoying a relaxing horse drawn boat ride along Llangollen canal? It is a stunning haven for wildlife, and has spectacular views across the Welsh countryside. You can also take a boat ride across Pontcysyllte – the highest navigable aqueduct in the country! 

walking in oswestry the racecourse

Oswestry and the Borderlands is a great destination for a range of varied walks and trails – from Offa’s Dyke, peaceful canalside trails, to historic landmarks such as Old Oswestry Hillfort. Browse our walks and trails to find the perfect one for you! 

Best days out with kids near here

If you’re planning a family friendly day out, Oswestry is the place to come! Whether you choose to explore a castle, get hands on at the farm, take a one of a kind train ride, or step back into the past, make this half term one to remember!

dog friendly cottages

Dog Friendly Attractions

Don’t leave the dog at home! Browse our list of dog friendly attractions to plan your day out with your dog – we have plenty of locations for walks, dog friendly meals, and even dog friendly accommodation! 

There’s so much to see and do in Oswestry and the Borderlands that you might like to spend longer than a weekend here! Browse our hotels, campsites, and B&B’s here! 

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