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.