Whittington International Chamber Music Festival – Location

Whittington is a small village close to Oswestry in Shropshire, and close to the English/Welsh border.

The village is dominated by the ruins of its Mediaeval castle, with its reconstructed gatehouse surrounded by a moat, which stands opposite the festival venue, St John the Baptist Church.

It also has two highly-rated pub restaurants, all a few yards from the venue, and there’s plenty to see and do while you’re here.

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How to get to Whittington International Chamber Music Festival

Despite its quiet, rural location, transport links are good, as the A5 main road from Shrewsbury passes close by. We’re about 40 minutes away from the motorway network at Chester to the north and Telford in the Midlands.

Train: there are regular direct trains to Gobowen (about 2 miles away) from Birmingham International and Birmingham New Street, from Cardiff, from Chester and Holyhead.

Book a taxi in advance to meet you at Gobowen station (about £8), OR if you give us your arrival time at least 24 hours in advance, a volunteer driver will shuttle you the two miles to the venue free of charge (ring 01691 657986).

Air: Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool International Airports are all about an hour and a half away.

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Festival venue: St John the Baptist Church, Whittington SY11 4DF