Visit Oswestry and nearby attractions whilst on a cottage holiday. In the heart of the Borders, where Shropshire and the Welsh hills blend into one, Oswestry is an attractive market town within easy reach of a host of great family attractions. From walking to water and cycling to culture, there’s plenty to keep everyone busy in this region. For a town in the strategically important Welsh Marches, there’s many a castle, ruined and intact, to visit nearby.
Castle Bank, Oswestry’s own town centre ruin, offers a great vantage point for getting your bearings of the town. Shropshire views also come with a visit to the Iron Age Hill fort, just outside of town. The ancient earthworks, with ramparts and ditches, are a testament to civilisation here some 3,000 years ago.
Also nearby, Whittington is just three miles from Oswestry. The castle here is still intact and, unusually, is owned by the local community, whilst just a little further away, Chirk Castle is a magnificent fortress with superb grounds and gardens run by the National Trust.
Oswestry itself has self-guided or guided walking tours of the town, some lovely shops and a lively market day, with bargaining and bartering taking place at this important trading centre as it has done down the centuries. For the great outdoors, discover the neighbouring Welsh mountains, and the walking and cycling routes around nearby Lake Vyrnwy.
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