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Nestled on the border of Shropshire and Wales, Oswestry beckons with its historic charm and picturesque landscapes. But what if we told you that the journey to this delightful town could be just as enchanting as the destination? Explore Oswestry through the lens of train travel, combining the nostalgia of the railway with the rich tapestry of this quaint town.

Top 5 Things to Do in Oswestry:

  1. Old Oswestry Hill Fort (Free): Begin your journey by immersing yourself in Oswestry’s history at the ancient Oswestry Hill Fort. The panoramic views from this historic site transport you to a bygone era, offering a perfect blend of tranquility and historical intrigue.

  1. Oswestry Old Racecourse (Free): Embrace the outdoors at the Oswestry Old Racecourse. A serene meadow transformed into a walking haven, it’s an ideal spot for a leisurely stroll or a more invigorating hike.
  2. Cambrian Railway (mid-range): All aboard! Experience the charm of the Cambrian Railway, offering a scenic journey through the Shropshire countryside. A delightful ride for both train enthusiasts and those seeking a unique perspective of the region.

  1. Whittington Castle (free – donations welcome): Just a short journey away, Whittington Castle is another historical gem worth exploring. Nestled in a charming village, this medieval fortress invites you to wander through its well-preserved grounds.

  1. Oswestry Market (free): Dive into the local culture by visiting Oswestry Market. Bustling with activity, the market offers a variety of goods, from fresh produce to handmade crafts, providing a true taste of Oswestry life.

Places to Stay:

  1. The Wynnstay Hotel (Mid-range): For a comfortable and stylish stay, consider The Wynnstay Hotel. Located in the heart of Oswestry, this hotel offers modern amenities while retaining its historic charm. (Price Range: ££)

  1. Chilton House B&B (Budget-friendly): Enjoy affordable accommodation with a cozy atmosphere at Chilton House B&B. This budget-friendly option provides a warm welcome and a convenient location. (Price Range: £)

Places to Eat

  1. Oswestry Townhouse Restaurant (Luxury): Elevate your dining experience at Oswestry Townhouse Restaurant, where culinary excellence meets historic elegance. (Price Range: £££)

  1. The Wynnstay Hotel Restaurant (Mid-Range): Indulge in a delightful dining experience at The Wynnstay Hotel Restaurant, offering a blend of contemporary dishes in a charming setting. (Price Range: ££)

  1. The Fat Rabbit (Budget-Friendly): Savor delicious meals at The Fat Rabbit, known for its diverse menu and welcoming ambiance. A perfect spot for a vegan dining experience. (Price Range: £)

Embark on a train-infused journey to Oswestry, where history, nature, and warm hospitality await. Whether you’re seeking luxury, mid-range comfort, or budget-friendly options, Oswestry offers a delightful escape for every traveler.

To get to Oswestry from Gobowen station

Head over the road from Gobwen station to the bus stop on Old Whittington Road next to the Fish and Chip Shop.

For Arriva 53 bus times –  https://bustimes.org/services/53-oswestry-to-ellesmere

For Arriva 2 bus times – https://bustimes.org/services/2-oswestry-bus-station-wrexham-bus-station-4

For Lloyds Coaches/ Tanat Valley T12 bus times –  https://bustimes.org/services/t12-machynlleth-wrexham-via-newtown-welshpool-oswe

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