Travelling around Oswestry
Oswestry is a bustling market town in the Midlands, located on the border between Shropshire and Wales. It is this location – sandwiched between the rolling fields of the English countryside and the more rugged landscape of Wales – which has driven the development of Oswestry over the centuries.
Traders from both sides of the border have always flocked to the town to deal in their goods, and it is this commercial focus which still gives Oswestry a vibrant, cosmopolitan feel. This is particularly true on market days when the streets are packed with traders from far and wide.
The town of Oswestry sits close to the A5, making it easy to travel to locations across Wales and Shropshire, and Arriva buses provide services to Ellesmere, Shrewsbury, Wrexham and other locations.
If you visit Oswestry on either a Wednesday, Friday or Saturday then you simply have to begin your trip with a wander around the centuries-old market. Indoor and outdoor stalls stock everything from deliciously fresh local produce to handmade gifts and souvenirs. The last Friday of every month sees a specialist artisan market taking place alongside the traditional market and other occasional variations include an antique market, gardening market and charity market.
To discover more about the history of the town visit the Oswestry Visitor and Exhibition Centre. This offers the chance to explore one of the oldest schools in the country and to enjoy exhibitions of work from local artists and craftspeople. Costumed guides will even take you on a tour of the town to explain its history in vibrant living detail as you wander the very streets they’re talking about.