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Located in Shropshire, Oswestry is a large market town very close to the border with Wales. It is nestled in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, particularly famed for its spectacular Llanraheaddr waterfalls. It is a popular place to live due to affordable property prices, strong schools and a friendly local community.
The family-run Britannia Thomas Casserleys is located in Oswestry. The friendly team are not only perfectly located for moves in and around Shropshire, but also the adjoining counties, and mid-Wales.
Properties in Oswestry
There is a variety of properties to both buy and rent in Oswestry. Many residents also benefit from shared ownership schemes. The Victoriana and Edwardian terraced homes and semi-detached townhouses are popular with those who like period homes. There are also spacious detached family homes, many of which are of 1930s heritage. On the outskirts of Oswestry there are also a number of new developments which have everything from two bedroom apartments to five bedroom detached properties.
Schools in Oswestry
There are twelve primary schools serving the Oswestry area, but there are five which stand out. West Felton CofE, Whittington CofE, Our Lady & St Oswald’s Catholic Primary and The Meadows are all ‘good’ according to Ofsted. Woodside Primary is ‘good with outstanding features’.
The Marches School is the only state-run secondary school (complete with sixth form) in Oswestry. It was the first school to have academy status in Shropshire and caters to both boys and girls. The school received an Ofsted ranking of ‘good’ during its latest inspection.
Oswestry School and Moreton Hall are the local independent schools. Oswestry School was founded in 1407 and is a co-educational school for children aged 4 to 18 which offers day and boarding facilities. Moreton Hall is also an independent day and boarding school. However, it is only co-educational from the ages of 3 to 11. At this point it is girls only until the age of 18.
Transport Links Oswestry
Oswestry does have a train station but it closed to passengers in 1966. The nearest station is now three miles away in the village of Gobowen, you can either drive or hop on the 53 bus which takes around 17 minutes.
Arriva Trains Wales run services from Birmingham International to Holyhead and Holyhead to Cardiff, both which call at Gobowen station. Trains tend to run hourly but there are extra services in the mornings and evenings which connect to Wrexham for connecting services to London Euston and Manchester Piccadilly.
Arriva also run the majority of bus services that call in Oswestry. Locals can hop on buses to the likes of Shrewsbury (576), Ellesmere (53) and Wrexham (2).
For those who prefer to hit the tarmac, Oswestry lies just west of the A5 which connects to Shrewsbury and the A483 which heads into Wales at Llanymynech.