The vibrant border market town of Oswestry sits between the patchwork plains of Shropshire and the hill country of the Welsh borders.
Since The Middle Ages Oswestry has been a magnet for trade from both sides of the border. From wool to cattle, the markets have brought riches and visitors to this busy town.
Nowadays the goods may be more diverse but the streets still come alive on market days. Listen – can you here the sounds of trade? Sometimes Welsh, sometimes English, accents local or from further afield, our little town positively buzzes.
Nearby attractions include the picture-postcard Whittington Castle, Park Hall Countryside Experience and the great Marcher Fortress Chirk Castle (NT). Oswestry is also a great place to explore the dramatic landscape of the Welsh Borders and is close to Offas Dyke long-distance footpath.