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How To Get To Oswestry

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Oswestry is on the border of North Wales. Shropshire is approximately 4 hours from London, an hour or so from Manchester and only 40 minutes from Birmingham.

By Car

Shropshire connects to the M6 and motorway network via the M54. The A49, A5, A53, A458 all make Shropshire easily accessible. Click here to use AA routefinder to plan your journey.

By Rail

Shropshire is linked by a regular main line rail service. For rail timetables, please phone 08457 48 49 50.

By Air

The nearest airports to Shropshire are located in Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester and are all approximately an hour away. Birmingham and Manchester airports also connect to a mainline rail network.

By Bus and Coach

The National Express run coaches into many of the towns in Shropshire, please call 08705 808080. For details of Bus routes and times within the county, please call the Shropshire Traveline on 0870 6082608 or contact a Visitor Information Centre.

Severn Dee Travel and the Shropshire Shuttle Bus provides detailed information and assistance on travelling within Shropshire. Information is also obtainable from Travel Line Midlands.

By Bicycle

Regional Cycle route 31 is a 28 mile route that connects Oswestry, Gobowen, Ellesmere and Whitchurch. Shropshire County Council produce's a free route guide that can be obtained by contacting a Shropshire Tourist Information Centre.

Sections of National Cycle Route 45 in North Shropshire and the Severn Valley are also now open. In North Shropshire, there is a 33 mile signed route along quiet lanes linking Whitchurch, Press, Shawbury and Upton Magna. In the Severn Valley, a scenic 11 mile route between Bewdley and the Severn Valley Country Park at Alverley traffic free paths in the Wyre Forest, and quiet country lanes.

Further information about cycling, including cycle routes and cycle hire in Shropshire is available from Shropshire County Council.

By Water

Oswestry's canals include the Montgomery canal and the Llangollen canal. Further information about all of these canals is available from British Waterways.

Easy Reference Travel Guide

Nearest A Road - A5

Nearest Railway Station - Gobowen

Nearest Bus/Coach Station - Oswestry

Nearest Airport - Liverpool, Manchester

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