Trip to Oswestry & Welshpool – What a great trip!

Hi everyone,

Hope you are all well. Many thanks for having a read of this post!

The trip to Oswestry has been receiving great feedback since we have been running it. It is a trip that again has three parts to it. We spend the morning at a fascinating place called the British Iron Works which is located in Oswestry near Shropshire. Once we arrive we are greeted by their sweeping long driveway. As we drive along it we see what this place is famous for with the most amazing animal iron creations such as baboons and jumping antelopes.

The Iron Works is adorned with all things Iron. You will see a huge selection of their incredible work which features the largest Metal Safari Park and as you travel the grounds you will see over 100 varieties of animals. There are suits of armour on display, there is a live Blacksmith demonstration and if you fancy a coffee they have a onsite cafe which serves the most beautiful cakes.

Sarah, the lady who we deal with at the Ironworks always makes sure our group is looked after so well! When we arrive they send one of their representatives onto the coach who gives a quick talk about what to expect at this great place.

Afterwards we will head onto our lunch destination which is situated in the small town of Welshpool in Wales. This is approximately 20 minutes travelling time from the Iron Works. The eaterie is run by husband and wife team Chris & Lucy. They always give us great service and attend to our group so well. Nothing is ever to much trouble for them. The food is always freshly prepared with us giving them a call when we are leaving the Iron Works so they can begin cooking the food.

Once we have finished our lunch we will board the coach and make our way to the train station for our steam train ride. The Steam train dates back to the 1950s and has all original carriages. The station itself is very quaint sitting in the Welsh countryside. You should have time to have a refreshment, if desired, at their cafe before boarding the train.

The train journey is absolutely superb and I can say that out of all the steam trains we have done across the UK this is my favorite. The countryside is just stunning, it is so quiet and tranquil. As we ride along you will hear the chug of the train with the horn blowing as we steam along. Just magical!

If you have any questions regarding this trip please just give us a call on 0161 327 2495 or email and we will be happy to help!

Kind Regards

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