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The huge hillfort at Old Oswestry was probably the stronghold and principal settlement of an Iron Age tribe, with its 40 acres protected by formidable ramparts.
BEFORE YOU GO
Access: The site contains steep pathways and uneven ground, so strong footwear is recommended. Mountain biking and cycling are not permitted on the hillfort.
Parking: Free parking is available off of Gatacre Avenue (postcode SY11 1DP), a quarter mile walk along a public footpath from the hillfort.
Dogs: Sheep and cattle graze across the hillfort, so please keep dogs on leads.
PLAN A GREAT DAY OUT
The theatrical shell of Moreton Corbet Castle and the extensive remains of Haughmond Abbey are less than 20 miles away from Old Oswestry.
Slightly further afield is Beeston Castle, one of the most dramatically sited fortresses in England. Once you've climbed the hill to the castle keep, reward yourself with something from the Sandstone Café, which offers a tempting range of hot and cold drinks and snacks.
1 MAY 2017 - 24 MARCH 2018
Open any reasonable time during daylight hours
25 MARCH 2018 ONWARDS
Opening times will be available nearer the time