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Local Activities

Some things to do during your stay.

Stately Homes

Chatsworth - Recently voted 'Britain’s best-loved Stately Home' by channel 5 TV and Radio Times. Offering something for everyone to enjoy, from famous works of art and the spectacular fountains in the garden and many miles of free walks. The home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire is set in the magnificent landscape of Derbyshire’s Peak District National Park.

Rufford Abbey - In the 12th Century, the sparsely populated northern Nottinghamshire was an ideal place for men seeking solitude to establish religious houses. The house became a Stately Home and is now a Country Park. 

Thoresby Park - Explore the grounds of this resplendent Grade I listed Victorian mansion, Thoresby Hall.

Newstead Abbey - (ancestral home of Lord Byron), Hardwick Hall (home of Bess of Hardwick),

Bolsover Castle and (on a smaller scale) the terraced cottage home of D.H.Lawrence at Eastwood.

For young ones/
young at heart

Sundown Adventureland - A children's theme park. Lots to do for the young and young at heart!!. The storybook village, market square, tractor ride, rocky mountain railroad to mention a few. So good you'll want to come back again and again.

White Post Farm Centre - It aims to house every example of farmed livestock today.

 

Wonderland - A pleasure park which includes a maze and miniature railway.

Explore

Robin Hood 's Major Oak - Visit and explore his past at the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre & Country Park.

Harley Gallery (award-winning) - The Gallery at Welbeck houses some of the Portland Collection. The gallery also hosts a diverse exhibition program of contemporary crafts,visual atrs, photography and designs. Additionally, there is  a Garden Centre , coffee shop  and an Award Winning Farm Shop.

Creswell Crags - Journey back to the Ice Age at the world-famous location, home to the only Ice Age Rock Art in Britain, and the earliest known habitation of man in Europe. There are recently discovered Witch Marks, thought to be the largest collection in Britain.

Clumber Park - Hire cycles or walk around the 87-acre lake. Once home to the Dukes of Newcastle. Remnants of the extensive kitchen garden, Gothic chapel, impressive gated entrances and bridges hail back to when Clumber house was the centre of a vast estate. Now owned by the National Trust.

Laxton - The village time forgot!!, where medieval strip farming is still practised and the 17th Century enclosures act is yet to be put into operation.

Scrooby - The Pilgrim Fathers who sailed on the Mayflower for the New World in 1620, were from North Nottinghamshire, centred around the village of Scrooby. Why not follow the trail.

Lincoln - Famous for its Cathedral, Castle, picturesque ancient streets.

Newark - With it's ruined Castle standing proud above the picturesque river, Market Square with old historic buildings and World Famous Antiques Market.

Southwell - With its magnificent Minster is also near to the home of the 'Bramley Apple'.

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