Visit Oswestry Town
Visit Oswestry Town, a traditional and friendly North Shropshire market town with award-winning weekly markets, both indoor and outdoor, that bring visitors from all parts of Shropshire and North Wales. Visit on market days – Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and don’t miss the speciality markets. Enjoy the eclectic mix of Oswestry’s independent shops including an independent, totally modern and award winning book shop and probably Shropshire’s best kitchen shop. Quirky antique shops and art galleries sit comfortably next to independent fashion and gift shops and the welcome will be friendly and genuine. Why not sign up to LoyalFree for discounts at our members’ businesses?
From the 3000 year Old Oswestry Hillfort, one of the best in Britain, to the historic town centre, Oswestry’s history is waiting to be explored. An eclectic mix of architecture brings to life the town centre, Victorian and Georgian buildings sit side by side with more modern shops blending gently in. Stunning examples of earlier times such as Llwyd Mansion and St Oswald’s Church are dotted through the town. Many od Oswestry’s oldest building are pubs, a reminder that there were once over 100 – not bad a for a small Shropshire town!
The legend of King Oswald and his grisly end is remembered at Oswald’s Well but more of his legacy can be seen in the beautiful Church dedicated to his memory.
Oswestry’s railway heritage is fascinating. Thomas Savin, who built much of it, was one of Oswestry’s most eccentric characters. Mayor and gun powder enthusiast, his story lives on at Cambrian Heritage Railways and the Town Museum.
Wilfred Owen the war poet was born in Oswestry. He spent his early childhood here and his family were long time Oswestry residents with two mayors of the town amongst his relatives. There are many reminders of the Victorian Oswestry his family would have known.
Looking for things to do in Oswestry? You can download a copy of The Wilfred Owen walking trail or order a print copy from the TIC.
Are you looking for things to do in Oswestry? Why not follow the Town Heritage Trail? Visit Cae Glas Park in the centre of the town, it’s a traditional town park that has earned ‘well loved’ status. Sit amongst the glorious summer flowers or challenge the family to a game of crazy golf or crown green bowls. In summer – bring a picnic and enjoy one of the free concerts in the park.
Spend your evening in Oswestry at any of the local places to eat and drink. Try a local restaurant that celebrates all our local Shropshire produce. If you really want to meet the locals, call in at one of our many pubs; you’ll find quiz nights, live music or just a friendly corner to enjoy a pint of local ale.
We hope you will want to stay longer so have a look at the best places to stay in Oswestry Town.