Welcome to Oswestry & the Welsh Borderlands - where Shropshire meets Wales
From Old Oswestry Hill Fort – the spectacular, dramatic & mysterious 3,000 year old beginning of one of Britain’s oldest settlements to a thriving border market town. This is Oswestry.
Today, Oswestry is a distinctive and friendly market town. A town for all seasons that enjoys a lively café culture and a growing reputation for its interesting mix of small, locally run shops that pride themselves on good old-fashioned service. Don’t miss the Independent Bookshop of the year or the award winning kitchen shop, not to mention a prize winning local brewery. Vibrant market days would not look too different if visited today by Oswestry’s most famous son, soldier and poet Wilfred Owen.
Oswestry hosts a rich programme of festivals, events, arts and culture throughout the year The local Oswestry Litfest brings authors from around the country, the free to enter Oswestry Food and Drink Festival brings crowds of hungry visitors in July and the International Eisteddfod at Llangollen is a wonderful spectacle featuring names such as Alfie Boe, Status Quo and wonderful singers and dancers from all over the world.
Located right on the border between Shropshire and Wales, near to Shrewsbury and Chester, Oswestry makes a perfect base for holidays discovering the Welsh Borderlands. National Trust properties Chirk and Powis Castle, our own Whittington castle, the Montgomery canal and the World Heritage Sites of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Ironbridge Gorge are all close by and perfect for exploring.
Choose one of the featured accommodation providers on our web site and you can be sure that whether you choose a hotel, traditional Bed &Breakfast or comfortable self catering accommodation or even a narrowboat, all have been inspected by a recognised authority such as the AA and will be of a guaranteed standard.
Coach parties are especially welcome. Convenient town centre drop off and free coach parking.
We invite you to visit Oswestry and the Welsh Borderlands, we think you’ll love this wonderful area and want to stay longer!