Oswestry is a stunning ancient market town where Shropshire meets Wales, located on the border of England and Wales, in the North of Shropshire.
Like all towns in Shropshire, Oswestry has a medieval history dating back to 1190, believed to be named after King and Saint Oswald. Elevated in the centre of the town is St Oswald’s Church where you can enjoy spectacular views from the beautiful churchyard.
Being a distinguished market town, Oswestry holds an indoor market at Bailey Head every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, an outdoor market every Wednesday and Saturday and a Farmers and Artisan market on the last Friday of every month. Selling everything from vintage clothing, vinyl’s, books, cookery equipment and many more. Oswestry is packed with a collection of independent shops.
Oswestry is surrounded by an assortment of vibrant towns, bursting with an arrangement of amenities such as shopping, dining and exploring. With Chester, Wrexham, Shrewsbury, Ludlow, Ironbridge, Snowdonia National Park and Wales all a short distance away, in Oswestry you are never far away from an exciting family day out.
Shropshire is acclaimed for its wide variety of National Trust properties, ranging from Stately Homes, Castles, ruins and Gardens. Each Shropshire County Hotel and Inn are perfectly located near Shropshire National Trust attraction. Fancy a peek into history? Oswestry sits in a central position to five of these including, Chirk Castle (15 minutes), Erdigg House (20 minutes), Powis Castle (30 minutes), Attingham Park (30 minutes) and Bodnant Gardens (1.25 hours). These National Trust parks each house good café’s making them a great spot for a light lunch and are frequently visited by tourists.
In addition to the vast range of National Heritage sites, the quaint market town is also surrounded by a number of UNESCO World Heritage sites including the Ironbridge and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Chirk Aqueduct and canals.
Shropshire County Hotels and Inns are at the heart of every town across Shropshire, providing the best accommodation, food and recommendations on the best places to visit in the area. Our Oswestry hotel, Pen-y-Dyffryn Country Hotel offers the great facilities, food and spa treatments and is situated facing the Welsh mountains to the West, promising gorgeous panoramic sunset views. The hotel provides free walking leaflets, with multiple route options.
To get the best Oswestry experience, make sure your next stay at the Pen-y-Dyffryn Country Hotel.
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