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Oswestry Iron Age hill fort

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Address: Offa House 1 Mile N of Oswestry, off an Unclassified Road, Oswestry SY10 9HQ, England
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lovely walk

Oswestryschool hill fort is a lovely walk from the centre of town. When you are there you have great views of the area. Recommended going for a look

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Oswestryschool hill fort is a lovely walk from the centre of town. When you are there you have great views of the area. Recommended going for a look

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

I noticed this Hill Fort on a brochure in the Activities Centre in Oswestry where we went for lunch. We decides to go and see something that was 3000 years old or more!! I could almost picture the defenders throwing spears, boulders and arrows at the attackers trying to attack the fort up the several layers of defence of the... More 

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Abergwyngregyn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

A stunning place. Easy to see why it was. Instructed. Well worth the effort of visiting. Good information on the boards.

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Thank 2001KPG
Devon, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

If you like Iron Age hillforts and love archaeology this is a must-see - it's one of the best in Britain. Lovely walk around the massive ramparts over 2000 years old.

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Thank Win S
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Free parking nearby meant it was easy for us to visit and enjoy visiting the site of the fort. Useful plaques gave us the information needed to understand how it would have been.

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Thank Gill M
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Right on the edge of Oswestry, the local estate reveals ancient history. The houses and the cricket field give way to two hill forts. They are very dramatic. How on earth they were built without earth moving machinery all those centuries ago is beyond comprehension. It good just to be able to take some exercise and walk through history.

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Thank Bruce K
Oswestry, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Oswestry Hill Fort, sometimes known as 'Old Oswestry' is a fantastic, rather unknown place of highly significant historical interest. Access is from the western, Welsh side of the fort. There is limited parking off a narrow lane between Hen Goed and the northern side of Oswestry. This is and Iron Age hill fort to rival Maiden Castle, but it... More 

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Thank Stephen H
Oswestry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Small, but perfectly formed, this hill fort is tucked away just to the north of Oswestry and just a stone's throw from the A5. A beautiful spot for a walk at any time of the year, the setting between the Welsh Hills and the Shropshire Plain shows that our ancestors knew a thing or two about 'location, location, location.' English... More 

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Thank Shaun S
Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Finding the hill fort by road took a bit of patience - the local powers that be don't seem to do much in the way of signposts, but the monument is unmissable and worth a journey to see on its own. Hugely impressive Earth works and great view from the top of the ramparts.

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Reviewed 15 January 2017

During a walk in Oswestry stumbled on this site. It is truelly amazing. Makes you wonder how on earth iron age people would build such a site. Nice to have a walk around the hill. Could have some more signs and/or reconstruction of it would have looked thousands of years ago.

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