So much to see and do and big decisions to make – maybe take a day in a single direction and explore all of one area or perhaps you are particularly keen to take on a special activity or dig deeper into the history of Oswestry and The Borderlands? Walkers are welcome here and there are walks to suit every enthusiast. Whether you like to hike or stroll, amble or ramble, our border landscapes offer myriad opportunities to marvel at our views.
To delve into our history take a look at our iconic attractions – you’ll find castles and canals, limeworks and lakes. Perhaps your interests lie in the industrial heritage and the people who created it? Wonder at Thomas Telford’s creations and see the legacy that the railways left.
There’s a lot of water in the Borderlands too! Take a day to stroll around Lake Vyrnwy or Ellesmere’s meres or along the canal towpaths and don’t miss the waterfall at Llanrhaeadr – higher than Niagara.
Want to find places that are especially family friendly? No better places to start than Park Hall Countryside Experience or the more alternative animal attraction that is The British Ironworks with its safari of bigger than life size metal animals. Look out too for the living history events at places like Whittington Castle.
Arts and crafts and culture more your scene? Oswestry is fest fabulous all year and many events showcase the best of our local artists. If food is an art then you certainly mustn’t miss the Food Festival in July.
Football, cricket, golf or rugby your family’s favourites? There are great local clubs that will want to welcome you.
We don’t think you will run out of places to go and things to do close to Oswestry but just in case you’d like to travel a little further afield, Shrewsbury, Chester, Ludlow, Snowdonia and the North Wales coast are a great day out. Make sure you come back to Oswestry afterwards though!
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