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Ellesmere near Oswestry
Montgomery canal
Oswestry Market in Shropshire
Chirk Aqueduct
Explore Oswestry & the Borderlands
ABTA top ten places to watch 2024
Oswestry Street market in Shropshire
Old Oswestry Hillfort in Shropshire
Welshpool and Llanfair Railway
Bluebells on Old Oswestry
Visit Ellesmere
Montgomery canal
Oswestry indoor market in Shropshire
Pontcysyllte and Chirk Aqueducts
Oswestry Tourist Information centre
Oswestry Shropshire Top place to watch in 2024
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Visit Oswestry in Shropshire in Spring

Did you know? ABTA has chosen Shropshire as the only UK destination to watch in its 2024 top ten. ABTA says; “Shropshire is an idyllic English county on the Welsh borders which has some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes, towns and villages. Shropshire is not only a rural gem, it was also the birthplace of the industrial revolution.”
 We agree! Visit Shropshire and discover Oswestry too.

Welcome to Oswestry, nestled in North Shropshire, this market town boasts a warm and genuine welcome.  
Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of its award-winning weekly markets, held both indoors and outdoors. Market days on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday offer a unique experience, and don’t forget to check for the regular speciality markets for extra treats.
Discover the diverse array of independent shops that define Oswestry’s character. The town’s charm extends to quirky antique shops and art galleries, sitting side by side with independent fashion and gift boutiques. Don’t miss the regular antiques fairs too. 
In Oswestry, the warm and genuine welcome is as much a part of the experience as the eclectic mix of shops. This Spring, make your Shropshire UK break a memorable blend of tradition, friendliness, and delightful discoveries.

Come to one of our events!
Our town guided walks are on every Saturday now throughout the summer.
Booka, Oswestry’s independent book shop, holds regular events with authors. Don’t miss beauty guru, Liz Earle or Talking Crime with C.L Taylor and Erin Kelly.  
There are flower events too. Visit Erddig Hall at Wrexham for their blossom celebration and don’t miss The Shropshire Flower Festival at the British Ironwork centre in May. History buffs will enjoy the re-enactments at Whittington Castle.
There are lots of kids events in Oswestry and The Borderlands soon too. Paw Patrol favourites will be at Welshpool and Llanfair Railway and the Severn Kids Fest is at West Mid Showground. We have buckets, spades and deckchairs ready for the late Spring Bank Holiday. It won’t be Oswestry by Sea but we will have our very own sandy beach right in the middle of town!

Spring is a great time to visit Oswestry and the Borderlands and explore this beautiful corner of Shropshire and North Wales.
The awesome World Heritage Site of Pontcysyllte and Chirk Aqueducts is only a few steps over the border into Wales. Follow miles and miles of canal towpaths as you wander from the world’s highest aqueduct to the duo train and water bridges that span the valley at Chirk.
Ellesmere is our own Lake District. The nine lakes or meres are all different and each is truly picturesque.
Industrial heritage has left its mark around here so expect remnants of ancient limeworks and canals that are now peaceful wildlife havens.

Are you ready for a border walk?  Will you take the challenge and walk Offa’s Dyke? It passes along Oswestry’s border and touches on Oswestry’s old racecourse. How about ambling along the Shropshire Way or a wander around Oswestry town as you follow Oswald’s Trail? If a gentle stroll along canal towpaths is more your thing, The Montgomery Canal is waiting for you. 
Walking in spring near here means clouds of bluebells and masses of wild garlic, hosts of daffodils and bounding spring lambs.
Our popular guided walks of Oswestry town begin at Easter too. Take a walk around town with one of our volunteer guides and discover our heritage and history. The tours are on every Saturday from Easter to October from Oswestry Tourist Information Centre.

Our member businesses are offering an exclusive 10% discount with Visit Oswestry. To claim your discount click on the image and use the codes. 

To claim your exclusive Visit Oswestry 10% discount at the Henstone Distillery Shop, go to their web site by clicking here and add code OBT10 when checking out.

10% discount from 10th April to 30th June 2024. Go to Park Hall Countryside Experience Booking page here and use exclusive code:VOSW24

Pen-y-Dyffryn Hotel
20% off April mid week stays at Pen y Dyffryn Hotel.

The Sweeney Hotel
Book direct, mention Visit Oswestry and enjoy a free bottle of house wine.

Don’t miss Booka events in town and at the Holroyd Theatre

Try our interactive map to find the best places to stay, eat and drink in spring in Shropshire

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Where is Oswestry in Shropshire? Find out how to get here.

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