Places to visit in Nottinghamshire
There is so much to see and do nearby – we guarantee that you won’t get bored! Away from the woodlands and attractions, the region is also home to some rather picturesque destinations. Take a look at just some of our favourites nearby that are well worth a visit…
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.
Nottingham is a vibrant city and regarded as the regional capital for culture and shopping – and well worth a visit (especially if the weather isn’t being so kind). Home to some of the best shopping in the country, an exciting cultural calendar and recognised nationally for the quality of its restaurants and bars, this city has it all.
It’s easy to get around, with its compact city centre and, pedestrianised streets and tram system. Spend the day here and enjoy food and drink in the many award winning cafes, bars and restaurants.
A little further afield is the historic city of Lincoln. Here you can indulge in some serious retail therapy…or immerse yourself in the city’s rich history. A city split into two halves, the main shopping area is easily accessible, while the historic Cathedral Quarter is at the top of a steep, cobbled hill (which itself is lined with shops, cafes and restaurants – should you need nourishment on your journey). Lincoln’s Brayford Waterfront is England’s oldest inland Harbour and offers a great selection of eating, drinking and entertainment venues. The city’s history can be traced back as far as 300BC and links to the city’s past heritage can be seen even today.