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County - Shropshire | Map
Tel code: 01691 | code search
Postcode: SY22 | code search
Population: 2100
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Llanymynech is to be found just south of Oswestry on the border between Shropshire and Montgomeryshire, an English translation of its name reveals that Llanymynech means “church of the monks” – unfortunately there is no evidence to indicate why this should be so. Llanymynech today belies the industrial past that it once had, the town can trace its history back to the 6th century but its importance was due to the mineral deposits that were found in the area, copper lead and zinc were all mined in the area and more recently limestone used in building and for the construction of roads. Not particularly well known is the fact that silver was also mined and the ore transported to Shrewsbury where it was refined and made into coinage. Today amidst the countryside there is still evidence of the areas industrial past, there is the Hoffman Kiln where its 140 foot high chimney still stands as a lasting testament to the large number of kilns that were present and used for smelting the limestone and turning it into quick lime before being taken by canal to Coalbrookdale and Staffordshire. Llanymynech is also known as the place where Ian Woosnam (Captain of the winning European Ryder Cup Team in 2006 - amongst many other victories) first practiced his golf, the course climbs high and offers the golfer a great view from its highest point of twelve of the old shire counties. Where else could you play one game of golf in tow countries, 15 of the holes are in Wales and 3 are in England

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Bradford Arms Hotel (0.14 miles)

Bradford Arms Hotel
The Bradford Arms Hotel & Restaurant is an award winning privately owned hotel located on the Welsh border in the idyllic village of Llanymynech. Situated beside the 1200 year old Ofas Dyke path it is ... More | visit website
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Cross Keys Hotel (0.23 miles)

Cross Keys Hotel

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This18th century Georgian Grade II listed building is situated in the delightful village of Llanymynech, which straddles the border of Shropshire, England, and Powys, Wales. Located on the Offas Dyke long-distance footpath, ... More

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Greystones Bed & Breakfast (2.27 miles)

Greystones Bed & Breakfast
Each suite has either its own living room or its own sitting area all with luxury en suite facilities. We are in a very quiet and private location; ideal for a relaxing stay and yet ... More | visit website
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The Lion Hotel (2.94 miles)

The Lion Hotel

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Set within a characteristic 18th century residence, this ivy-clad Country Inn & hotel provides an ideal base from which to explore the unspoilt countryside of the England and Wales border. ... More

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Sweeney Hall Hotel (4.08 miles)

Sweeney Hall Hotel

Set in award winning grounds at the heart of the Countryside but with easy road and rail access to many major towns. All areas furnished to an extremly high standard. Friendly, efficient but unobtrusive staff. ... More | visit website

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Cross Keys Inn (4.26 miles)

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Rural village pub/restaurant offering high-quality food, drink & accommodation, in a relaxed and refreshingly unpretentious style. Our "Church View" Suite is ideal for week-end breaks, romantic retreats & intimate nights ... More

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Premier Inn Oswestry (5.05 miles)

Premier Inn Oswestry
The modern and comfortable Premier Inn Oswestry has free parking, family-friendly rooms and an on-site Table Table restaurant. Some rooms can take 2 adults and up to 2 children (under 16 years). The 2 children also ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Oswestry (5.50 miles)

Travelodge Oswestry

Located on the A5/ A483 roundabout just outside Oswestry, this Travelodge provides contemporary quality accommodation and an ideal base for getting to Wrexham, Shrewsbury and Wales. Spacious en-suite rooms, television in every room, tea and ... More | visit website

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Wynnstay Hotel (5.56 miles)

Wynnstay Hotel

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The Wynnstay Hotel was a well known coaching inn for both the route from Liverpool to Cardiff and from London to Holyhead. There are references dating back to 1727, but the ... More

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Smithfield Hotel (5.70 miles)

Smithfield Hotel

Whilst the exterior of the Georgian style building provides traditional character and quaint period features, the recent refurbishment offers the comforts of the 21st century. Our prime Oswestry town centre location provides ideal accessibility with ... More | visit website

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