Visit Oswestry – where Shropshire meets Wales


There is so much to see and things to do for visitors to Oswestry and the Borderlands – where North West Shropshire meets Wales.

From Old Oswestry, one of England’s best Iron Age Hill Forts to a lively border market town, discover our heritage.

“What a friendly town” is an often heard comment from our visitors as they stroll around Oswestry town. There are coffee shops and tea shops, restaurants and pubs serving delicious local food. You could visit the local brewery and distillery – why not book a few days away?

Browse the markets
-and the interesting mix of independent and award winning shops.

Oswestry’s heritage with a visit to the Cambrian Heritage Railway or Town Museums or follow the Wilfred Owen trail to find out more about the famous war poet’s childhood in Oswestry.

Visit our Town TIC
 It is the place to find visitor information and all about the attractions and what’s on in Oswestry and the Welsh Borders. You’ll find us in the Oswestry Visitor & Exhibition Centre.

Go to one of the many events through the year.
Oswestry is “Fest Fabulous” and there is hardly a summer weekend that doesn’t have an event happening. Don’t miss the Oswestry Food and Drink Festival, The Hot Air Balloon Carnival or Christmas Live.

Bring the family – meet the animals at Park Hall Countryside Experience, greet a gorilla at The British Ironworks or be a prince or princess for a day at Whittington or Chirk Castles. Family days out are fun in Oswestry & The Borderlands.

Get active – follow Offa’s Dyke, explore the Montgomery canal, go golfing or go off road. The Borderlands are great for walking and cycling.

Check out a castle or historic house – Chirk, Whittington and Powis Castles are close by and National Trust Erddig is at Wrexham.

Bring your dog – there are lots of dog friendly places to stay and visit.

Track a Train – explore the Industrial Heritage of Oswestry & the Borderlands at Cambrian Heritage railways, Welshpool and Llanfair railway or Llangollen railway.

Wonder at the Waterways – waterfalls, lakes, meres, canals, aqueducts and the beautiful and awesome World Heritage site of Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal.

Arts & Events – Oswestry & The Borderlands are ‘Fest Fabulous’ all year, meet the artists and enjoy the events – don’t miss Oswestry Food and Drink Festival or the Oswestry Hot Air Balloon Carnival.

Explore More of Oswestry & The Borderlands.

North & West: – Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and Canal World Heritage site, Llangollen, Chirk and Wrexham

North & East: Whittington Castle, Park Hall Countryside Experience, Ellesmere, Wem and Hawkstone Follies

South & East: The British Ironworks, Melverley Church, Nesscliffe, Shrewsbury and River Severn

South & West: Llanymynech, Rodney’s Pillar, Welshpool and Llanfair railway, Lake Vyrnwy, Powis Castle

There is so much to see and do in Oswestry & The Borderlands- come for a day or two or stay longer. There is a wonderful collection of places to stay – hotels, B & Bs, self catering, camping and glamping. You can book online or why not phone to speak to a real person?

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