Oswestry is a market town with great independent shops and friendly shopkeepers. Don't miss a stroll through town on market day. Oswestry lies in a scenic setting in the foothills of the Berwyn Mountains between Wat’s Dyke and Offa’s Dyke, defensive earthworks formerly separating England and Wales. Oswestry is the largest settlement within the Oswestry Uplands, a designated natural area and national character area.
Attractions near Oswestry
Whittington Castle was a motte-and-bailey fortification built no later than the twelfth century amongst the earthworks of an Iron Age defended farmstead. It resides on a 12-acre property in the village of Whittington, in the district of North Shropshire, in the county of Shropshire in England. It abuts Castle Road. The viewing mound in the centre may be the oldest of its type yet discovered in England.
The British Ironworks Centre & Shropshire Sculpture Park is a forge, silversmiths and sculpture park with a large showroom near Oswestry in Shropshire, England. The centre is famous for its safari park of sculptures, mostly in metal, and its gorilla made entirely of spoons. The centre is located on the A5 road 3.1 miles south east of Oswestry town.
The Montgomery Canal, or ‘The Monty’ as it’s fondly referred to, stretches from Newtown to Llanymynech in Wales and continues over the border into England to Frankton Locks where it joins the Llangollen Canal. While not all of it is navigable by vessel the towpath is an open natural environment ready to enjoy and explore.
The Cambrian Heritage Railways operate a 1200 metre section of line from a replica, period station at Llynclys South, to Pen-y-Garreg Lane, Pant. All passenger trains are heritage diesel multiple units. It also operates the Cambrian Railways Museum in the Oswestry railway station's former goods depot. Displays include photographs, signs, lamps, signal box fittings and artefacts related to the history of the Cambrian Railways.
The Mere at Ellesmere is a beautiful lake with gardens, woodland walks and historic parkland on the edge of the market town of Ellesmere. There is a visitor centre and cafe next to the lake. Boat are available to hire or you can take a trip on the Lady Katherine steam boat.
Battlefield Falconry Centre has a wonderful collection of over 30 birds, and a good variety of species of owl, hawk, and falcon. There is a Hawk Walk, a Bird of Prey Experience, and a Bird Handling session to choose from, all of which give older kids a chance to get close to, and even fly some beautiful birds. Full training and equipment are provided, plus some interesting information about the birds from the experienced falconer.
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Shropshire is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. It is bordered by Wales to the west and the English counties of Cheshire to the north, Staffordshire to the east, Worcestershire to the southeast, and Herefordshire to the south.