The town of Oswestry is located in the English county of Shropshire, close to the border with Wales. Being at the junction of the A5, A483, and A495 roads, the town is easy to access and is the perfect destination for any type of holiday. Amongst the many attractions in and around Oswestry, there is Whittington Castle, Shelf Bank, and the Cambrian Railway Museum. The town is famous for the amount of public houses and currently has 30 in the town, with many offering a variety of real ales.
The town is also home to a number of historic buildings, including St Oswald's Church, which is almost 1,000 years old, with a Norman tower dating from around 1085.
The town itself also features a number of period buildings, and is a pleasant walk to enjoy. There are a number of walks and outdoor pursuits located on the boundaries of the town, and there are also a number of shops and dining areas to be enjoyed.
The Ironage hill fort excavations here are open to the public. Mystery surrounds the area and the full story of its history may never be known.
Oswestry Transport Museum
There are 11 full sized railway engines displayed here as well as exhibitions of all forms of public and private transportation. (01691 671 749)
Partly restored by the National Trust, this castle is located 8 miles from Oswestry.
(01691 777 701)