Whittington Music Festival – Location

Whittington is a small village close to Oswestry in North Shropshire, with Offa’s Dyke and the English/Welsh border just four miles away.

The village is dominated by the ruins of its ancient ‘Marcher’ castle which stands opposite the festival venue, St John the Baptist Church.

It also has two pub restaurants, both just a few yards from the venue, with plenty more eating houses to choose from in nearby Oswestry.

Make the most of your visit to the borderlands:

How to get to Whittington International Chamber Music Festival

Car: despite its quiet, rural location, transport links are good, as the A5 London-Holyhead road passes close by, with easy links to the motorway network. You can park in the castle car park.

Train: there are regular direct trains to Gobowen (just 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 short distance 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.

Find us on the map

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