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Craig and Juin




At The Old Schoolhouse, Oswestry

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Getting to Oswestry

In general: aim for Shrewsbury. From Shrewsbury, either take the bus service to Oswestry directly, or change trains for Gobowen, and take the bus from Gobowen to Oswestry

The example routes below stop at Shrewsbury, since the last leg is always the same, but you can always purchase a ticket including the final trip to Gobowen

from Manchester Airport

  1. Manchester Airport
    KUL → MAN
  2. Manchester Airport
    MIA → SHR
    ≈£16 ADV or ≈£30 ANY
    1. Change at Shrewsbury Station to continue for Gobowen Station
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from Heathrow Airport

From Heathrow (all terminals) you can either take the Heathrow Express (15 minutes, direct) or the Elizabeth Line (30 mins, multiple stops) to Paddington Station.

At Paddington Station, you can connect to the larger rail network to travel to Shrewsbury or Gobowen

  1. Heathrow Airport
    KUL → LHR
  2. Heathrow Express
    HX → PAD


    Elizabeth Line
    HX → PAD
  3. PAD → SHR
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from Birmingham Airport

  1. Birmingham International
    KUL → BHX
  2. BHI → SHR
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from Shrewsbury Station

Taxis are usually waiting outside the station and will be metered. Quotes are not known, but perhaps ≈£35-50.

  1. SHR
    1. Walk to Shrewsbury Station Bus Stop (2 mins)
  2. X5

    to Oswestry Bus Station

  3. or
  4. SHR → GOB
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from Gobowen Station

  1. GOB
    1. Walk to Rowan Close Bus Stop (2 mins)
  2. 2

    to Oswestry Bus Station

    10 min walk to town centre



    to Oswestry Sainsbury's Shelter

    7 min walk to town centre

For the price, it's easier to simply purchase a train ticket before boarding at Shrewsbury, or a bus ticket when boarding the bus.

Places to Stay

There are some options for Bed & Breakfast or Airbnb, but Google is your best friend here since we don't personally use them.

Sweeney Hall

★★★★☆ (£165+ p/night)

Hotel outside of town. Booked, but The Cottage is available. Sleeps up to 4; kitchen, private parking, courtyard.

The Barn (ByEvo)

★★★★☆ (£90+ p/night)

Serviced property in the centre of town. Sleeps up to 5 - double (2), single (1), sofa bed (2)

The Bryn B&B

★★★☆☆ (£90-100 p/night)

Bed & Breakfast with two rooms - double room or twin room. Already booked after 20th August

The Griffin Inn

★★★☆☆ (£??? p/night)

Local pub with rooms available. Unknown. Booking might have to be via Instagram / phone call. Possibly noisy, but good grub.

The Wynnstay

★★★★☆ (£128-146 p/night)

Sold Out

4-star hotel in the centre of town, directly opposite next to Cae Glas Park. A variety of rooms.

Premier Inn

★★★☆☆ (£90-150 p/night)

Comfortable hotel just outside town. 30 minute walk to town centre, or 10 minute walk to nearest bus stops (The Highwayman or Sainsbury's Shelter)


★★☆☆☆☆ (£50-100 p/night)

Budget hotel just outside town. 30+ minute walk to town centre. Inconvenient without transport.

Speak to us before booking

Things to Know

Train Tickets

Advance bookings are only available 12 weeks in advance.

ADVANCE tickets are the cheapest. They are a direct, single journey ticket, only valid for the exact time and service displayed.

ANYTIME tickets are more flexible. You can travel any time on the day (after the start time displayed on the ticket) and can also stopover on the way to your destination. For example, you could buy an anytime ticket from Manchester to Gobowen, but stop over at Shrewsbury for as long as you like before continuing.

OFF PEAK tickets are a mixture of the two. They have some flexibility, but may have requirements such as "time of day" or "only via Birmingham", for example.

Bus Services

Bus services are provided by Arriva. You can buy bus tickets directly when boarding the bus — ask the driver. Contactless payment is accepted on all Arriva Bus services.

You can also buy multi-day / bundle tickets online — for example an unlimited day ticket for £6.80

Things to See

  1. Hills
  2. Grass
  3. Sheep :)