Transport

How To Get To The Festival of Education

Oswestry Map

The festival site is located at The Marches School on Morda Road in Oswestry, Shropshire. The postcode for the venue is SY11 2AR.

Oswestry is located in the Midlands, on the border of North Wales. It is easily accessible from both the north and south of the country and is approximately 3 hours from London, 70 minutes from Manchester and just over an hour from Birmingham.

By Car

Oswestry connects to the M6 motorway network via the M54 and A5.

FROM LIVERPOOL, MANCHESTER & NORTH WEST: Follow M53/M56 then A55. Take the A483 and A5 south then follow the B5069 at Oswestry. To avoid the town centre, follow the A5 until the A483 at Mile End Services. Follow the A483 south for 1.8 miles, then turn onto the B5069 for Morda. The Marches School is located 1.5 miles  along this road.

FROM NORTH WALES, WIRRAL & CHESHIRE: Use A55, A483, A5 south and the B5069. To avoid the town centre, follow the A5 until the A483 at Mile End Services. Follow the A483 south for 1.8 miles, then turn onto the B5069 for Morda. The Marches School is located 1.5 miles along this road.

FROM THE SOUTH: Exit the M6 at J10a then follow the M54 until it becomes the A5. Follow the A5 north until the A483 south. Follow the A483 south for 1.8 miles, then turn onto the B5069 for Morda. The Marches School is located 1.5 miles along this road.

FROM SOUTH WALES: Follow the A483 through Mid Wales. Just outside Oswestry, take the B5069 for Morda. The Marches School is located 1.5 miles along this road.

FROM NORTH EAST: M1, M62 (M60), M56 then A55.

By Rail

Nearest Railway Station – Gobowen

The nearest railway station to The Marches School is Gobowen, situated around 4 miles from the site. From here, the Marches School can be reached by a ten minute taxi ride. There is also a regular bus service which links the train station to Oswestry, with some routes stopping on Morda Road, outside the school entrance.  Visit the Arriva Bus website for more details.

By Bus and Coach

Nearest Bus/Coach Station – Oswestry

The National Express run coaches to Oswestry from many towns and cities across the country. Call 08705 808080 for more details.