Visit Park Hall – the countryside experience. This award winning farm park is on the edge of Oswestry and is an all weather family attraction. Get involved with the animals whether it’s time with small animals or lamb feeding. From early Spring through to Christmas there are great seasonal activities. Read more [...]
A magnificent marcher fortress built 700 years ago by Edward I, situated close to the Welsh border. It has continuously been lived in by the Myddelton family for the past 400 years. The beautiful gardens offer commanding views over the Cheshire/Shropshire plains.
On the B4580 Road to Llansilin, local beauty spot the Racecourse Common was a popular venue for horse racing until 1850.Today it is popular for picnicking & walking and especially popular for dog walkers. The figure of eight circuit is about mile and half long and offers spectacular views over Read more [...]
Unique ‘upstairs downstairs’ property, most interesting are the kitchens, laundry, bake house, stables, sawmill & smithy used by the servants. The stunning staterooms display most of their original 18th & 19th century furniture. The large walled garden has been restored to its 18th century formal design.
The horsedrawn boats in Llangollen have been providing trips on the canal since 1894. 45 mins trips depart the wharf daily from Easter to end of October. There is a tearoom on the wharf providing good food, coffee and homemade cakes. We provide 2 hour motor boat trips over the Read more [...]
The LADS is a small, friendly and supportive ‘amateur’ group with a big personality and even bigger aspirations. Since 1992 we have been bringing live theatre to the Llanymynech and Oswestry area. We have also produced several large community plays, and recently performed at the Swan Theatre in Stratford as Read more [...]
Cambrian Heritage Railways and Museum. Heritage Trains operate in Oswestry & Llynclys. There are plans to reopen the entire 8 mile route which will see trains running for the first time since the 1960’s from Gobowen – Blodwell, Llynclys & Pant. Both railways are open weekends/Bank Holidays from April-October. Train Read more [...]
At 240ft Llanrhaeadr (Tan-y-Pistyll) Waterfall is the highest waterfall in England or Wales. Wonderful rock formations. Footpaths up to the top of the waterfall. Parking and coffee shop on site. Location: Follow signs from the centre of Llanrhaeadr on the B4396.
Pop in to the Garden Centre @Derwen for seasonal plants, seeds, gifts, cards and gardening tools. You will also find plenty of helpful advice from staff and see the Land Based students busy at work. During 2017 the college is celebrating its 90th birthday having been founded in 1927 by Read more [...]
We have made everything from larger than life animals, flowers and water features, through to almost anything you could wish for, for the home, garden and grounds. Not only do we make strong, beautiful hardware, that is made to last, we have created delicate, fretwork, and hand wrought scroll work. Read more [...]
Whittington’s sixth International Chamber Music Festival runs from Tuesday 15 to Sunday 20 May 2018. Making a change from our single-composer celebrations, this festival, “Fantasia on a British Theme”, will feature the music of seventeen British composers. Elgar and Vaughan Williams will head the bill, together with a rich selection Read more [...]
Heritage Open Days take place every September and they are England’s biggest festival of history. Oswestry celebrates them with a huge programme of events and visits – many that are not available for the rest of the year.
Oswestry and District Agricultural Show – Saturday 4th August 2018. One day show highlighting farming in Oswestry and the Welsh Borderlands. Giant arena with a full day of events including livestock, vintage machinery, cars and shows. Children’s activities, crafts, local food and more.
Today’s Flower Show features, T.V. personalities, celebrity Chefs, singers and spectacular arena acts entertain the crowds for 12 hours on each day of the show, ending with a magnificent firework display. The show is one of the country’s Premier Flower Show events, attracting top exhibitors from all over the country Read more [...]
A little hazel and yew woodland which rises to scree and cliffs with spectacular views into Wales. Offa’s Dyke Path runs through the reserve. Location: above the village of Nantmawr 3km west of Llynclys. Grid ref; SJ247 247. For more information contact the Shropshire Wildlife Trust on 01743 241691.
ome and visit us in our Stonehouse Bar & Shop. You can buy our range of beers in bottles, polypins, and takeaway jugs, or sit down for a pint with friends. If the weather is nice, why not enjoy the sun in our beer garden. Opening hours: Monday – Thursday: Read more [...]
Graham Mitchell crafts jewellery in wood, gemstones, and found items. His work requires a detailed knowledge of the structure and properties of the materials and how they interact. The shapes and patterns are inspired by the natural landscape, but evolve as each piece is hand worked. Each piece is unique Read more [...]
Cloverlands Model Car Collection(Charity No.1113442) Montgomery’s Cloverlands Model Car Collection is in the Grade II Listed Institute in Arthur Street. It contains 3500 model cars, half collected by a Powys lady motoriste and historian, to which other collections have been added. It is the largest public collection of its kind Read more [...]
Woodland with hazel coppice; mature woodland with pockets of herb-rich grassland. Unusual woodland flora includes stinking iris. Location: 7km south west of Oswestry, hard to find – map needed. Grid Ref SJ232 255. For more information contact the Shropshire Wildlife Trust on 01743 241691
The Parish Church of St Oswald, King and Martyr Church Street, Oswestry, SY11 2SY St Oswald’s is a large town centre church which provides a focus for the community with which it aims to engage to bring the love of God. The church tower is the tallest and possibly Read more [...]
There is no better way to relax and unwind from the stress of modern living than to sit comfortably aboard our special horse-drawn narrowboat and enjoy a memorable journey as you cruise through unspoilt Shropshire countryside on the quiet waters of the Montgomery Canal.
12th century moated castle in the centre of the village of Whittington. Free access to grounds. Open all year.Tea room. Open Wednesday to Sunday during Summer and Thursday to Sunday during Winter, 10-4pm. Special events all trough the summer – living history re-enacments, live outdoor theatre, ghost tours. Unusual wedding venue Read more [...]
Brownhill House Garden is an unusual garden set on the steep river bank of the River Perry in Ruyton XI Towns. The unusual aspect makes this a distinctive and truly unique garden and it has been lovingly created by us over 35 years. Unlike many in the modern trend, it is also Read more [...]
They call it ‘the stream in the sky.’ Dare you cross it? And can you do it without looking down? You can walk across Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, or save your legs and take a leisurely boat ride with Jones the Boats. But there’s one thing you have to take with you. Read more [...]
Nesscliffe hill is a sandstone escarpment & is now a country park with various footpaths through the woods. To the north of the hill the ramparts of an old hill fort are present. An old sandstone quarry face forms a spectacular cliff, popular for rock climbing. Cut into the cliff Read more [...]
St. Peters Church at Melverley on the River Severn has been a place of Christian worship for about 1000 years. The current church was built and in use by 1406 and the font almost certainly dates to back to Saxon times. The church is made with local Melverley oak and the Read more [...]
The Wilfred Owen Festival will take place in Oswestry in November 2018 to commemorate the centenary of his death and the centenary of Armistice Day. November 4th 2018 will see the centenary of arguably our greatest war poets death. Wilfred Owen was born in Oswestry in 1893 at Plas Wilmot, Read more [...]
The SWEET PEA SHOW is held in WEM each year in July, to celebrate the close association the town has with sweet peas, which all started over 100 years ago. The link dates back in fact to 1888 when the world famous hybridist HENRY ECKFORD moved to Wem to continue Read more [...]
Castle bank is all that remains of an imposing castle, which served to defend the town, & formed an important link in the chain of Norman defence along the Welsh border. There is a spectacular view of the town from the top.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re in the mood for a walk, a bike ride, bird watching, or simply a day of leisure – Lake Vyrnwy has something for everyone. Once here, Artisans Coffee Shop is well worth a visit. Whether you’re looking for a morning coffee and cake, a light Read more [...]
We are an independent bookshop and cafe in the thriving border market town of Oswestry in Shropshire. With a great selection of books, distinctive cards and gifts, and a cafe selling coffee, teas and delicious homemade cakes, the book-buying experience has never been so good!
Shlurp! is an independent family-run milkshake and smoothie bar, specialising in thick ice-cream shakes which combine your favourite chocolate bar with ice-cream to create the ultimate in indulgent drinking experiences. Conveniently located near the main entrance to Cae Glas park we also serve a range of fruit and vegetable smoothies, Read more [...]
A beautiful lake in Mid Wales, Lake Vyrnwy is a delightful place for bird watching, walking, picnics and water sports. Don’t miss lake Vyrnwy Hotel and Artisans Coffee shop. you can hire bikes from here too.
Next Group Event: – Bijoux: Group Exhibition in the Willow Gallery Dec 2017 Calendar of BVA Events All Year: OSWESTRY LIBRARY. Each month, members of the BVA present an exhibition of new work Borderland Visual Arts, a thriving artists’ community based in Oswestry and the Borders, was Read more [...]
The Oswestry Food & Drink Festival is being brought to life by a small band of local people who simply want to provide a brilliant opportunity, over 2 (blissfully sunny days – we hope) to showcase the amazing food and talent in and around Oswestry and the Borders – and Read more [...]
We are Jones the Boats, operating friendly narrowboat trips from Trevor near Llangollen. Come and join us on the restaurant narrowboat ‘Eirlys’ for the trip of a lifetime – a cruise along the Llangollen canal across the ‘stream in the sky’ – Thomas Telford’s famous Pontcysyllte aqueduct, 126 feet above Read more [...]
The Follies is an historic woodland fantasy with cliffs, crags, caves, deep woods and a series of extraordinary monuments built over 200 years ago. After years of neglect the magical landscape was lovingly restored and reopened in 1993. Parts of the park and the main walking routes contains several flights Read more [...]
Old Oswestry Hill Fort – this spectacular, dramatic & mysterious 3,000-year-old hill fort marks the beginning of one of Britain’s oldest settlements, Oswestry. Old Oswestry was built and occupied during the Iron Age (800 BC to AD 43) and is one of the best-preserved hill forts in Britain. It is Read more [...]
Qube Art Gallery and Gifts: Visit Oswestry-based Qube Gallery for an exciting, year-round programme of exhibitions, events and arts and crafts courses. The contemporary art gallery also has a range of affordable, original and unique items on sale by Shropshire artists and makers, such as jewellery, ceramics, glassware and handmade books. Read more [...]
Welcome to the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway. Opened in 1903 to link the market town of Welshpool to the rural community of Llanfair Caereinion, this 2 foot 6 inch narrow gauge steam railway now provides a tourist service for all the family and a welcome change from the rush Read more [...]
Llangollen Railway is the only standard gauge heritage railway in North Wales. We are located beside the historic Dee Bridge (built in 1345) in the centre of Llangollen town. The journey is a relaxing 10 miles travelling through the stunning Dee Valley to the lovely town of Corwen the cross Read more [...]
OFFA EVENTS has a programme of regular live concerts, mainly featuring musicians from the Celtic nations. For over fifteen years we’ve been bringing big names to the Oswestry area. The next event at Black Park Chapel is Les Barker on 24th November followed by the Christmas Extravaganza on 8th December Read more [...]
Clwyd Veteran and Vintage Machinery Society Ltd are pleased to announce that THE ANNUAL VINTAGE VEHICLE AND MACHINERY RALLY AND CRAFT SHOW will once again take place on SATURDAY 16th and SUNDAY 17th JUNE 2018 at the Oswestry Showground, Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 4TB. Sections including Steam Engines; Vintage Commercial Vehicles, Read more [...]
A nationwide initiative, launched in 2007 to encourage towns and villages to be ‘welcoming to walkers’. The network has expanded rapidly and there are now over 100 locations across the UK that have joined this innovative nationwide initiative, launched in 2007 to encourage towns and villages to be ‘welcoming to Read more [...]
Stalls of Antiques, Collectables, Period Furniture, Kitchenalia, Painted Furniture, Arts & Crafts all under one roof. Coffee shop.. Open 7 days a week. Spaces still available to rent. Ample FREE parking. Cafe has 5* hygiene rating.
Species rich grassland, dominated by spectacular disused limestone quarries. Mixed woodland and wonderful views. Offa’s Dyke path runs through the reserve. Great archaeological interest for limestone quarry industrial relics. Location: Pant village, west of A483, car park at end of Underhill Lane. Grid ref SJ 267 218. For more information Read more [...]
Oswald’s Well. Legend states that King Oswald was killed in battle against King Penda at the Battle of Maserfield an Eagle later lifted, flew and then dropped his arm at this site from whence a spring of water has since bubbled.
Just on the edge of The Snowdonia National Park and south of Lake Bala, Lake Vyrnwy is set amidst the remote and beautiful Berwyn Mountains. With spectacular waterfalls, and unspoilt open countryside, a visit to Lake Vyrnwy is a wonderful day out for all the family. A short drive from Read more [...]
Lepone’s Italian Restaurant is now preparing pasta and sauces to eat at home. Call in to Lepone’s Italian Deli at Lepone’s Italian Restaurant in Oswestry Town centre or see us at Oswestry Market every Saturday. Real Italian food from a Real Italian Restaurant – Lepone’s Italian, Oswestry
A fantastic bright and spacious art gallery and cafe with national and local exhibitions that bring an eclectic mix of artists to the town. creative workshops throughout the year. Good shop selling original and local hand made crafts.
Rowanthorn is an eclectic gift shop and clothing shop, located the lovely Shropshire Market Town of Oswestry, on the Welsh border – specialising in ethnic and fair-trade clothing, scarves, unusual gifts, incense, religious icons and so much more! We are also Oswestry’s Ticket Office for concerts and other events. Read more [...]
Ever since 1978, Petworld has been serving Oswestry customers with the finest range of pet foods and products available. Petworld moved to it’s home on Festival Square, Oswestry in 1986 It’s well-known for it’s range of products, knowledgeable and friendly staff.
Every Saturday morning, April to September, join our guides for a tour of the town. Learn about plagues, fires, battles, riots and how the coming of the railway changed the economy of Oswestry. Organised groups (daytime/evening) can be booked by phoning 01691 662753 and asking for a booking form.
Oswestry Town Museum telling the story of Oswestry Town through its people. Open Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10 am to 3.30 pm New for 2016 – why not visit our WWI trench experience at Park Hall Countryside Experience?
Techniquest Glyndŵr is an all-weather all year round family day out with a difference. A science discovery centre based in Wrexham North Wales where everybody has fun with live science shows, over 75 interactive exhibits and knowledgeable and friendly staff.
The Breidden is a volcanic feature, which dominates the area and stands over 1200ft high. Footpaths lead up to the summit with wonderful views of Shropshire & Wales. There are remains of an old hill fort en route which may have been the site of the last stand of Caractacus. Read more [...]
Young’s Farm Shop specialises in sourcing locally produced goods from the surrounding area including fresh fruit and vegetables from our own market garden. We also stock a variety of quality dairy, bakery, butchery and other grocery products, all under one roof.
Ironbridge Gorge Museums 10 Award Winning Attractions in a World Heritage Site. Where will your visit take you? A World Heritage Site and the beating heart of the Industrial Revolution, Ironbridge is home to ten amazing museums that make an unforgettable experience. Rocket yourself back to the age of steam Read more [...]
A large mixed reserve with limestone grassland along the spine of the hill, flanked by scrub and established woodland. Location: 5km south of Oswestry, park in parking area down lane opposite the Lime Kiln pub and walk up nearby bridleway. Grid ref SJ 273 237. For more information contact the Read more [...]
Oswestry is a market town and that means regular weekly indoor and outdoor markets right in the centre of town and a programme of speciality markets all through the year. The last Friday in each month is Farmers’ Market day but now with a twist and re-named Artisan market, the Read more [...]