Jamie’s guidebook

Jamie

Jamie’s guidebook

Sightseeing
11 Miles: Romantic Wales with walks, horse-drawn boats, hilltop Dinas Bran Castle, Ty Mawr, River Dee..
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Llangollen
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11 Miles: Romantic Wales with walks, horse-drawn boats, hilltop Dinas Bran Castle, Ty Mawr, River Dee..
5.8 Miles: Pretty Lake with boats rides during summer and Lakeside Restaurant. There is a nice walk and cycle path around the lake and ducks to feed. Barge Boats are stationed near the Ellesmere Tesco.
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Ellesmere
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5.8 Miles: Pretty Lake with boats rides during summer and Lakeside Restaurant. There is a nice walk and cycle path around the lake and ducks to feed. Barge Boats are stationed near the Ellesmere Tesco.
20 Miles (A5 direct drive): Historic town Dubbed the "Town of Flowers" hosts the annual Shrewsbury Flower Show with Fireworks, and other Park Events
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Shrewsbury
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20 Miles (A5 direct drive): Historic town Dubbed the "Town of Flowers" hosts the annual Shrewsbury Flower Show with Fireworks, and other Park Events
10 Miles away: Near Llangollen, Barge Boats get the best high up views!
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Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
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10 Miles away: Near Llangollen, Barge Boats get the best high up views!
16 Miles: Europe's sheerest waterfall is approx. 1easy drive from the Appletree Cottage.
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Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant
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16 Miles: Europe's sheerest waterfall is approx. 1easy drive from the Appletree Cottage.
20 Miles: Shrewsbury Prison Ghost Tours
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Shrewsbury Prison
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20 Miles: Shrewsbury Prison Ghost Tours
8.8 Miles: Beautiful location favoured by Families as it has animals, but equally refreshing for individuals who like to walk and take in the fresh air and sights.
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Ty Mawr Country Park
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8.8 Miles: Beautiful location favoured by Families as it has animals, but equally refreshing for individuals who like to walk and take in the fresh air and sights.
11 Miles from Appletree Cottage: Amazing 360 panoramas. There are 2 ways to get up there. One is by parking at the bottom via a road off the town centre. The other way is by driving up narrow road round it to cheat a little on the walking!
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Castell Dinas Bran
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11 Miles from Appletree Cottage: Amazing 360 panoramas. There are 2 ways to get up there. One is by parking at the bottom via a road off the town centre. The other way is by driving up narrow road round it to cheat a little on the walking!
Lovely National Trust Castle which has pretty gardens and castle. Paid separately or for both. Or you can use the car-park to enjoy a Free walk around it's perimeter if you have dogs.
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National Trust - Chirk Castle
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Lovely National Trust Castle which has pretty gardens and castle. Paid separately or for both. Or you can use the car-park to enjoy a Free walk around it's perimeter if you have dogs.
4 Miles: Weather dependant balloon flights around scenic Oswestry: https://www.virginballoonflights.co.uk/location/hot-air-balloon-rides-oswestry https://hotairballoonflights.com/uk/shropshire/oswestry/
Lindstrand Technologies Ltd
4 Miles: Weather dependant balloon flights around scenic Oswestry: https://www.virginballoonflights.co.uk/location/hot-air-balloon-rides-oswestry https://hotairballoonflights.com/uk/shropshire/oswestry/
21 Miles (nr. Welshpool) from property
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National Trust - Powis Castle and Garden
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21 Miles (nr. Welshpool) from property
1.5 Miles: This side of Oswestry: Old Oswestry Hilltop Fort https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/old-oswestry-hillfort/history/
Oswestry Castle
1.5 Miles: This side of Oswestry: Old Oswestry Hilltop Fort https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/old-oswestry-hillfort/history/
2 Miles away is Oswestry Town Centre. Behind the Old Market and Council buildings there is a very small castle ruin which will provide some additional roof-top views. This is not the same as the Oswestry Old Hill Fort which is outside the town centre.
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Oswestry
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2 Miles away is Oswestry Town Centre. Behind the Old Market and Council buildings there is a very small castle ruin which will provide some additional roof-top views. This is not the same as the Oswestry Old Hill Fort which is outside the town centre.
20 Miles:
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National Trust's Attingham Park
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Neighbourhoods
On the doorstep
On the doorstep a few metres walk from Appletree Cottage.
Whittington
On the doorstep a few metres walk from Appletree Cottage.
City/town information
Approx. 18 miles. Historic town Dubbed the "Town of Flowers" hosts the annual Shrewsbury Flower Show with Fireworks, and other Park Events
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Shrewsbury
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Approx. 18 miles. Historic town Dubbed the "Town of Flowers" hosts the annual Shrewsbury Flower Show with Fireworks, and other Park Events
Approx. 2 miles. Small town, but nearest with some historic black & white buildings, with a central town Park.
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Oswestry
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Approx. 2 miles. Small town, but nearest with some historic black & white buildings, with a central town Park.
Medium size town approx. 20 mins drive.
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Wrexham
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Medium size town approx. 20 mins drive.
A large town half-an-hour drive away.
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Chester
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A large town half-an-hour drive away.
Local Events
1.8 Miles: Oswestry Showground hosts various events for antiques, cars, and music lovers. Handy for visitors to all sorts of events - link below: https://www.shropshire-events-guide.co.uk/events_venues/oswestry-showground/
Oswestry & District Agricultural Society
1.8 Miles: Oswestry Showground hosts various events for antiques, cars, and music lovers. Handy for visitors to all sorts of events - link below: https://www.shropshire-events-guide.co.uk/events_venues/oswestry-showground/
Experiences
Things to do that are unique experiences
Park Hall is 1.5 miles - very close. Ideal for young families, but also has an interesting iron age replica of a round house. See link below: https://www.parkhallfarm.co.uk/shropshire-things-to-do/museums/
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Park Hall The Countryside Experience
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Park Hall is 1.5 miles - very close. Ideal for young families, but also has an interesting iron age replica of a round house. See link below: https://www.parkhallfarm.co.uk/shropshire-things-to-do/museums/
Weather dependant balloon flights around scenic Oswestry: https://www.virginballoonflights.co.uk/location/hot-air-balloon-rides-oswestry https://hotairballoonflights.com/uk/shropshire/oswestry/
Lindstrand Technologies Ltd
Weather dependant balloon flights around scenic Oswestry: https://www.virginballoonflights.co.uk/location/hot-air-balloon-rides-oswestry https://hotairballoonflights.com/uk/shropshire/oswestry/
11 Miles: Taking a step back in time on the steam trains - these can get very packed during peak seasons. https://llangollen-railway.co.uk/stations/
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Llangollen Railway Station
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11 Miles: Taking a step back in time on the steam trains - these can get very packed during peak seasons. https://llangollen-railway.co.uk/stations/
https://wllr.org.uk/events-and-experiences/
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Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway
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https://wllr.org.uk/events-and-experiences/
20 Miles: Scenic Helicopter Rides
Mid Wales Airport Ltd
20 Miles: Scenic Helicopter Rides
Food scene
Here are just a few of our old favourites - but there are many more still to be added here so please bear with me:
3.6 Miles: https://www.derwen.ac.uk/visit/garden-cafe/
Derwen College
3.6 Miles: https://www.derwen.ac.uk/visit/garden-cafe/
0.2 Miles: https://www.facebook.com/TheWhiteLionWhittington/
White Lion
0.2 Miles: https://www.facebook.com/TheWhiteLionWhittington/
20 Miles: Shrewsbury - For food and boat trips leave from outside this.
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The Armoury
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20 Miles: Shrewsbury - For food and boat trips leave from outside this.
3 Miles: A compact Vegan cafe - in town centre Oswestry
Fat Rabbit
39 Bailey St
3 Miles: A compact Vegan cafe - in town centre Oswestry

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Local Oswestry Supermarkets (Grocery Stores)

If you're looking to buy some food to take back to the house to cook you have a choice of local supermarkets (Grocery stores) which have more reasonable prices than the Village shop (Three Trees - which is a little pricey due to it's convenience). Large Supermarkets: Morrisons - nearest to Appletree Cottage Sainsbury's - in the town centre Smaller Supermarkets One Stop - this side enroute to town Co-op - Gobowen Co-op - this side enroute to town
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Local Fast Food

Oswestry has the usual fast food drive-throughs: Nearest 3.8 miles towards town: KFC - Yes - drive-thru Starbucks - Yes - drive-thru 3.9 Miles - towards town Costa Coffee - Yes - (NEW) drive thru at Morrisons Supermarket. Costa Coffee no drive-thu (in Oswestry town centre - requires central car-park parking) 11 mins - some scenery - away from town McDonalds - Yes - drive-thru - Chirk 6.3 miles
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Oakwood Veterinary Centre (Vetholistic)

1.3 Miles - for Complimentary Veterinary Care - includes holistic treatments