Visit Oswestry Town, a traditional and friendly North Shropshire town with award-winning weekly markets, both indoor and outdoor, that bring visitors from all parts of Shropshire and North Wales. Visit on market days – Wednesday, Friday and Saturday and don’t miss the speciality markets. Enjoy the eclectic mix of independent shops including an independent, totally modern and award winning book shop and probably Shropshire’s best kitchen shop. Quirky antique shops and art galleries sit comfortably next to independent fashion and gift shops and the welcome will be friendly and genuine. Why not sign up to LoyalFree for discounts at our members’ businesses?
Don’t miss 3000 year Old Oswestry Hillfort, one of the best in Britain. The town, Oswestry, is named after King and Saint, Oswald. A walk through the churchyard of St Oswald’s Church takes you to The Oswestry Visitor and Exhibition Centre (known to locals as the Heritage Centre). This stunning timber framed building is the original Oswestry School building and one of the oldest independent schools in the country. The town Tourist Information Centre is here.
Oswestry’s railway heritage is fascinating, built by one of Oswestry’s great characters, Thomas Savin, later mayor of Oswestry. Cambrian Heritage Railways, next to the Coach Station, run trains from Easter to Christmas and in 2020 will re-connect down to Weston Wharf and the local brewery and distillery.
Cae Glas Park is in the centre of the town. It’s a traditional town park that has earned ‘well loved’ status. Sit amongst the glorious summer flowers or challenge the family to a game of crazy golf or crown green bowls. In summer – bring a picnic and enjoy one of the free concerts in the park.
Spend your evening in Oswestry and try a local restaurant that celebrates all our local Shropshire produce. If you really want to meet the locals, call in at one of our many pubs; you’ll find quiz nights, live music or just a friendly corner to enjoy a pint of local ale.