Clumber Park

One of the largest country parks in Europe, with an area 0f 3800 acres. The estate is now owned by the National Trust who work on preserving the land for the public.

 

 

Rufford Abbey

Founded in 1147 by Gilbert of Ghent Rufford abbey later became the home of Lord Saville who developed the building into a country residence. Although buildings were destroyed many have been restored and now house ceramics and craft a craft centre. For information you can contact the park by phone on (01623) 822 944

 

 

Sherwood Forest

The home of Robin Hood and the 'Major Oak' this park attracts thousands of visitors each year from around the globe. It has over 450 acres of ancient woodland which provide habitat for wildlife. There is also a visitors Centre, shops, an adventure playground, activity centre. and cafe.

 

Sherwood Heath

The local nature reserve is part of the historic Royal hunting forest of Sherwood's ancient heath land. It is managed by the Sherwood Forest Trust who you can contact on (01623) 758 231

 

 

Sherwood Pines

Owned and managed by the forestry commission, this forest is an ideal location for walking and cycling, routes are set out and there is a dedicated section for mountain bikers. Cycles can be hired on arrival.

 

 

Thoresby Estate

Thoresby Estate was once home to the Earls and Dukes of Kingston, now owned by Warner Holidays the hall has been renovated into a luxury hotel.

 

 

Newsted Abbey A former home to poet Lord Byron, this stunning estate houses breath taking scenery. Take a tour inside the Abbey or simply stay outside and admire the gardens.

 

 

Southwell Minster Set in a quiet market town, Southwell Minster—with its majestic Norman nave and glorious 13th-century chapter house—is one of the least known jewels in the crown of Nottinghamshire.

 

 

 

Newark Air Museum Located on part of the former World War Two airfield of Winthorpe in eastern Nottinghamshire the museum houses a diverse collection of aircraft and cockpit sections covering the history of aviation.

 

 

The Vina Doll Cooke museum The museum houses a large collection of dolls dating from the 18th century to the present day. The collection is brought together in a late 17th century Dower house and former Rectory

Other Local Attractions Include:-

 

 

Thoresby Sunday Market, Mid-Week Markets at Newark, Ollerton, Retford & Worksop, Sherwood Forest Visitors Centre and South Forest Leisure Center at Edwinstowe.