Towns close to The Sherwood Hideaway



The picturesque town of Southwell is best known for the beautiful and impressive Southwell Minster with its twin ‘pepper pot’ spires. The 900-hundred year old Norman Minster boasts Romanesque features and leaves visitors in awe.

Southwell is also home to the oldest and most complete Workhouse in existence today. Restored by the National Trust, the 19th century inhabitants are brought to life in the audio guide that is based on real archives surrounding the site.



The historic market town of Newark is renowned for its traditional beautifully cobbled marketplace. Newark market-days are Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays if you are after food and wares. Extensive antique and craft collections are available on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Newark offers plenty of choice for restaurants, cafes and shops, or visit the impressive 12th century castle and take a wander around the beautiful formal gardens.