Best Things to Do in Oswestry & The Welsh Borderlands
The best things to do and see in Oswestry and the Welsh Borderlands are here! Explore the places where Shropshire meets Wales – you will be spoilt for choice.
Map of Oswestry & the Borderlands
Walks around Oswestry include everything from the challenge of Offa’s Dyke to gentle strolls along canals brimming with wild life. Whether you are looking for places to walk or stroll, amble or hike, you will find them here, some in North Shropshire, some in North Wales – Oswestry and The Borderlands is a great destination for a walking holiday. Going faster? Cycle along tranquil canal towpaths or head for the hills for a more challenging bike ride.
Ready to discover ancient castles and historic houses? Or how about the iconic attractions created through history? Find heritage railways in the Borderlands in Oswestry town, Welshpool and Llangollen.
Don’t miss Thomas Telford’s stunning Aqueducts at Pontcysyllte and Chirk which showcase the beautiful canals that criss cross Oswestry & The Borderlands.
One of the best things about exploring Oswestry & the Borderlands is finding so many fantastic places for family fun. Your best days out with the kids can be anything from being a knight or princess for a day to taking a ride on a steam train. How about watching local piggy racing or maybe cheering on the New Saints football team?
Arts and events add another dimension to your visit. Visit local galleries and museums and check out the best events in and around Oswestry.
Another highlight of the area around Oswestry is the stunning scenery and views. From the top of Old Oswestry Hillfort or Rodney’s Pillar to Llanymynech Rocks and Nesscliffe Hill. The views over Shropshire and Wales are awesome.
Would you like to get a bit closer to the local plants and nature? From town to country, formal to wild, Oswestry & the Borderlands offer everything for a garden or nature lover.
You will come across lots of water as you explore both sides of the border near Oswestry. From the wildness of Llanrhaeadr waterfall to the tranquillity of the lakes at Ellesmere and Lake Vyrnwy, from the wild life on the Montgomery Canal to the “Stream in the Sky at Pontcysyllte”. Enjoy our wet, and sometimes wild, border waterscapes.