Based in a lovely rural setting you may decide to relax and enjoy local walks, however, there is lots to see and do in the area. We are within easy reach of Nottingham, Newark, Lincoln, Retford and Sherwood Forest.
Southwell is an attractive town with lots to do, browse in the independent shops, enjoy a meal in one of the restaurants, pubs or cafes. Or visit the stunning Southwell Minster which is a cathedral with one of the finest naves in Europe.
Visit the Workhouse, built in 1824 to house the poor and needy of the Victorian era you can wander the grounds, exhibitions or take a tour.
The town is also internationally renowned for its Bramley Apple heritage, it is here that the first propogated tree was grown over 200 years ago. Every year events and activities are held to celebrate the UK’s best loved cooking apple. The annual folk/music festival Gate to Southwell is held each year in June 4 days of great music on 4 main stages, kids activities, street theatre, comedy and lots more.
There is plenty to see and do in nearby Newark, explore the castle, take a boat trip on the river or browse the shops. Newark has one of the finest Georgian market squares in the UK with shops and restaurants and cafes as well as regular events and markets.
Visit the Town Hall Museum and Art Gallery in the Grade 1 listed Newark Town Hall which was built in 1776.
Discover how the people of Newark survived three sieges during one of Britains deadliest conflicts at the National Civil War Centre.
Also nearby in the Newark Air Museum set in 16 acres on the former RAF Winthorpe base there is a diverse collection of aircraft and cockpit sections displayed.
Home of the legendary outlaw Robin Hood, Nottingham is a busy vibrant city with lots to do and experience, take a look at Nottingham Castle, museums, or visit one of the many restaurants and cafes.
Take an interactive trip back in time with the Robin Hood Experience, find out how Robin Hood and Friar Tuck first met and experience the sights, sounds and smells of Medieval Nottingham.
Nottingham was the centre of the world’s lace industry, the grand red brick warehouses and factories are now home to creative businesses and a great selection of bars and restaurants.
Explore the Nottingham Caves with its carved tunnels, these were used as escape routes, dungeons and more. The caves show the history of the city’s curious underground world as well as their previous use as bomb shelters.
Explore Sherwood Forest, today the forest is a magical destination with a wide range of flora and fauna, it is home to hundreds of species of birds, insects, animals, fungi, trees and plants. It was once part of the vast royal hunting ground and boasts hundreds of ancient oak trees including the Major Oak which is estimated to be around 1000 years old.
Sherwood Pines is ideal for the more adventurous, with lots of walking and cycling trails. Bring your own bike or hire one. Or why not explore with Go Ape, take the Tree Top Challenge with an hours of zipping through the tree tops and wobbly obstacle crossings.
Visit the nearby Rufford Abbey Country Park with it’s preserved remains of a Cistercian Abbey west cloister range, enjoy the lakeside walk and gardens, childrens play area, visit the Mill Cafe