Overton-on-Dee is a small but vibrant village of unspoilt charm, with beautiful surroundings on the Welsh, Shropshire and Cheshire borders.
Nestled in the lower Dee valley within close proximity to Wrexham, the market towns of Oswestry and Whitchurch with links to Chester and Shrewsbury, Overton-on-Dee is set against a backdrop of the stunning border countryside. This wonderful part of North East Wales is a pleasure to explore, once discovered there are endless hours of tranquil and relaxing walks, interesting sights, as well as some amazing family experiences to undertake. Overton is a good base from which you can explore the surrounding areas.
Places to visit within 10 miles of Overton
Historic Churches - Open Church network Open Church Network website
A tour around the 16 historic churches in this area
Bangor on Dee Racecourse Bangor Race course website
For details of race meetings and events
Ellesmere - Meres Visitor Centre Meres Visitor Centre website
The lakeside promenade, cafe and visitor centre
Erddig - National Trust Erddig website
The famous upstairs downstairs house, with beautiful gardens and a full programme of events
The Plassey Craft Centre Plassey Craft Centre website
Craft workshops, boutiques, cafe and restaurant in historic farm buildings
Bersham Heritage Centre Bersham Heritage Centre website
Find out about the areas iron making heritage and access the Clywedog Trail
Ty Mawr Country Park Ty Mawr Country Park website
Country Park with walks and views of the Dee Valley, plus a children's farm
Park Hall Countryside Experience Park Hall website
Museums, exhibitions and beautiful countryside. with hands on animal activities
Chirk Castle - National Trust Chirk Castle website
A 700 year old castle with glorious state rooms and gardens
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - World Heritage Site Aqueduct website
Thomas Telford's greatest engineering achievement - a walk in the sky!
And further afield
Things to do in Llangollen
The Llangollen International Eisteddfod takes place in the second week of July every year
Don't forget that Chester and Shrewsbury are only half an hour away.
Chirk Castle garden