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Welcome to Oswestry! We are often asked – where is Oswestry! This friendly Shropshire market town was once in Wales but is now securely in Shropshire.

The town began about 3000 years ago at Old Oswestry, the iron age hillfort. Now it’s a great place to walk and see the beauty of the Shropshire Plain and the Welsh hills.

Oswestry is a magnet for walkers whether for a gentle stroll along picturesque canal towpaths or ready to face the challenges of walking the long distance footpath of Offa’s Dyke that wanders along the Welsh border.

Being a border town has given Oswestry a reputation for battles that have left a wonderful heritage of ancient castles. Don’t miss National Trust Chirk and Powis castles or the tiny castle at Whittington complete with moat!

Thomas Telford has left his mark on Oswestry’s history with the majestic World Heritage Site of Pontcysyllte and Chirk Aqueduct and exploring more of Oswestry’s industrial past gives glimpses of canals and Limeworks and more.

Oswestry’s free Food and Drink Festival in July and the unique Hot Air balloon carnival in August bookend Oswestry’s summer events but Oswestry is Fest Fabulous all year with everything from live music in the pubs to street circus and even a beach. Ready to be entertained? Visit Oswestry – you will be welcome.

Winter sunrise from the Wrekin ❤️ 

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Embark on a journey through Ludlow's enchanting streets on a sunny Saturday market day! 🌞✨ 

Witness the lively atmosphere as local traders bring colors and flavors to the scene. Explore quaint independent shops, bask in the aromatic charm of cafes, and savor culinary delights at local restaurants. 

Ludlow's picturesque streets are a canvas of culture waiting to be explored! 🛍️🍽️ 

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"🏰✨ Dive into the heart of Shrewsbury's Castle Quarter – the epicenter of history and grandeur! 🏰 Home to four of the town's largest historic treasures – Shrewsbury Castle, Library, Prison, and Train Station. 

Did you know Shrewsbury Castle's foundations were laid in 1083 by the 1st Earl of Shrewsbury, Roger de Montgomery? 
Montgomery, a cousin of William the Conqueror, earned this castle and more as a thank-you for his aid during the Norman conquest.

From royal stronghold to a 16th-century transformation, Shrewsbury Castle has quite the story. Now, it stands majestically, housing the Shropshire Regimental Museum. 👑🏰 Ready to step into the pages of history?

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