Jun
17

Oswestry

The market town of Oswestry is located just five miles from the Welsh border with Llangollen within easy reach. Known for its mixed Welsh and English heritage, Oswestry is fantastic place to stay with so much on offer both in the town and nearby.

Oswestry is super base to start exploring the Welsh Mountains. Less than 25 miles away, Lake Vyrnwy is a magical place in a real-life fairytale setting. Set within the beautiful Berwyn Mountains a visit to Lake Vyrnwy is a wonderful day out for all the family.

Also just over the border another must-see is Pistyll Rhaeadr – one of the seven wonders of Wales. Situated within the Berwyn Monutain range, this is the highest waterfall in Wales at 240 feet. You can watch awestruck at the cafe situated at the base of the falls, or climb up to the waters edge before it drops over the cliffs…just watch your step ! It’s a truly spectacular sight.

The famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, built by Thomas Telford is just a few miles north between Oswestry and Llangollen. It’s a narrow aqueduct that carries canal boats 126 ft high above the River Dee. A must-see, if not just to watch the faces of those who traverse it by boat for the first time.

There are nearby castles, so if a little bit of history is the order of the day, the castles at Chirk and Powis Castle will delight for sure.

The Offas Dyke long distance footpath runs along the Welsh border about 3 miles west of Oswestry itself. Leaflets detailing the footpaths can be picked up at the Oswestry Visitor Information Centre.

There are many places to dine out with establishments for all tastes and budgets at Oswestry. You’ll also never be left wondering where you next pint of real ale is coming from, that’s for sure as Oswestry is famous for its high number of pubs per head of population, with around 30 in the town.

A warm welcome certainly awaits you in Oswestry.