Places of Interest
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Sherwood Forest Country Park
consists of more than 450 acres of ancient woodlands which according to legend was the lair of Robin Hood. The Visitor Centre offers information on the forest’s famous former resident, as well as information about the ecology of the site; many of the trees are centuries old, including the world famous ‘major oak’, reputed to have stood in the forest for more than 800 years.
is a magnificent 17th century Restoration property near Grantham. Set in a splendid deer park, the house contains opulent décor, fine furnishings and examples of stunning silverware, which set the scene for entertaining on a grand scale.
is a smalll market town which is rich in historical and architectural interest. Explore the stunning Southwell Minster, with its unique pepper-pot spires which dominate the town. Another interesting feature of the town is the Victorian Workhouse, where visitors can learn about how society dealt with poverty through the centuries in the most complete workhouse of its kind in existence.
is a picturesque town situated on the banks of the River Trent. The ruins of the castle, which was partly destroyed at the end of the English Civil War, are surrounded by Grade II listed gardens which are ideal for an afternoon stroll. There is also an interesting Air Museum with displays of more than 60 aircraft and cockpit sections from across the history of aviation. The town is also well known for its antique fairs which are held at the Showground, drawing collectors from around the world.
lies in the north of Sherwood Forest in an area known as ‘the Dukeries’. Key features are the walled kitchen garden, which contains magnificent 400ft herbaceous borders and a 450ft glasshouse, a beautiful 19th century chapel, serpentine lake and Europe’s longest double avenue of lime trees at the grand entrance.
lies in an attractive setting on the River Maun and is the largest town in the county. There is an interesting museum which contains a fascinating mix of local artefacts and exhibitions and regular markets are held on various days of the week.
and its quintessential English villages form part of the Hidden Valleys of Nottinghamshire. Gedling is the site of Newstead Abbey, Lord Byron’s ancestral home. The house, set in 300 acres of beautiful gardens, is adorned with paintings and poetry. The borough is also home to two excellent country parks at Burnstump and Bestwood.
is a relatively small yet nonetheless enchanting city. In recent years it has developed into a thriving tourist destination, where historic sights such as its stunning Gothic cathedral and medieval Bailgate area blend effortlessly with more modern creations, including two covered shopping malls and a host of bars and restaurants.
is the largest city in the East Midlands. It has an unbroken lineage dating back to the Saxon era and there are many buildings of note dotted around the city, from the ruins of Leicester Castle, the Gothic splendour of St Martin’s cathedral and the historic central clock-tower to the remains of the city’s Roman baths that lie alongside Leicester’s famous Jewry Wall.