Interesting Places

 

Seek the tranquil sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of the world...

 

 

Come treat yourself to a relaxing break in the beautiful surroundings and see the countryside at its best… 

 


LAKE VYRNWY


OSWESTRY

 

An ancient market town located in the North of Shropshire close by the English–Welsh Border. Its strategic position as a 'frontier town' has given it a turbulent history. This vibrant border market town which sits between the patchwork plains of Shropshire and the hill country of the Welsh borders has been a magnet for trade from both sides of the border since The Middle Ages.

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. Once voted one of the ‘coolest places to live in England’, you may wonder what makes Oswestry different. The locals like to think that it is the combination of a charming medieval town and an eclectic mix of independent shops and fine eating establishments that creates an ambience that is special.

Listen…and you can hear the sounds of trade…sometimes in Welsh, sometimes in English, accents local or from further afield, the little town positively buzzes!

Oswestry is also a great place to explore the dramatic landscape of the Welsh Borders, close to Offas Dyke long-distance footpath and the Llynclys Common Nature Reserves. Nearby attractions include the picture-postcard Whittington Castle, Park Hall Countryside and the great Marcher Fortress Chirk Castle.

WHITTINGTON CASTLE

SHREWSBURY

The birthplace of Charles Darwin, one of the world famous scientists. Set amidst glorious countryside near to the Welsh Borders, it is one of England's finest medieval market towns. But stuck in the past it is not! Charles Darwin was educated in Shrewsbury and all around you will find reminders of his association with the town.

The town centre is still packed with timber-framed black & white buildings, steep narrow streets and alleyways. In fact it boasts over 600 listed buildings including the Castle, now a regimental museum and the world-famous Shrewsbury Abbey, home of the fictional Brother Cadfael.

The River Severn forms a loop around the town centre offering gentle riverside walks and next to the river you can relax in the beautiful Quarry Park, location for the annual Shrewsbury Flower Show...or just shop till you drop!!


RIVER SEVERN

LLYNCLYS

 

A village that lies on the England/Wales border and consists of Brynmelyn, where the Cambrian Railways Trust are re-building the railway line which will become a heritage railway. It also consists of a housing estate The Dolgolch, which is next to Porth-y-waen. Llynclys Common, a nature reserve has a beautiful view where you can see and experience the Welsh and English countryside in all of its glory. Llynclys in Welsh means Land of Water and there is a Llynclys Pool, owned by the farmer who owns Llynclys Hall Farm.

 

Among others, close by interesting places to be out and about includes…  

  • Llynclys Common Nature Reserve for walking & tracking
  • Llangollen in the Dee Valley where the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is held annually.
  • Llanrhaeder Waterfall - one of the wonders of Wales
  • Powys Castle, Chirk Castle and Erddig Hall
  • Lake Vyrnwy, Lake Bala and Ellesmere Wildlife Centre
  • Snowdonia Mountain & National Park
  • Ironbridge, Ludlow and Bridgenorth in less than an hour drive
  • Golf Clubs – Henlle Park Golf Club, Oswestry Golf Club, Mile End Golf Club & Llanymynech Golf Club
 
OSWESTRY

CHIRK CASTLE

WALES and its medieval villages are just less than 5 minutes away