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 – where Shropshire meets Wales
“What a friendly town” is an often heard comment from our visitors as they stroll around Oswestry’s bustling streets. And it’s true – whether you come to the weekly markets or to browse the interesting mix of small independent shops, a warm welcome is sure to make your visit quite special. Shopping isn’t the only local activity though! Discover our industrial 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. Guided Tours of the town can be enjoyed all summer too. To really get to know Oswestry, make our Town TIC the first stop on your day out. It is the place to find tourist information and all about the attractions and events in Oswestry and the Welsh Borders. You’ll find us in the Oswestry Visitor & Exhibition Centre through the churchyard.
We think you will want to stay longer so take a look at the accommodation section for a great selection of places to stay and whether you choose a hotel or B&B or self catering or camping you can be sure of the warmest borderland welcome.
Oswestry sits snuggly between North West Shropshire and the hills of Powys. We invite you to go beyond the town to discover iconic attractions and beautiful border landscapes. Take a different direction each day of your visit to really get to know Oswestry and the Welsh Borderlands.
“We must come back – there is so much to see and do” is another comment we often hear from our visitors. Want to discover more about our industrial heritage or, perhaps, castles are your thing? How about canals and waterways or maybe you a looking for a great family day out? You will be spoilt for choice here in Oswestry and the borderlands of Shropshire and Wales.
Make sure you check out the events pages before you come too, Oswestry is ‘Fest Fabulous’ all year and the choice of events means there is something for all the family to enjoy.
Oswestry is a Walkers are Welcome town and whether you prefer a gentle stroll around the town, want to amble along some country lanes or challenge yourselves to hike or bike along Offa’s Dyke Path or through the hills and valley of the Borderlands, you have come to the right place.
Explore Oswestry and the Borderlands – where Shropshire meets Wales