When standing in the bustling market place, a busy bar or shopping in one of the town’s many retail outlets, it's hard to believe that a 15 minute drive in any direction puts you firmly in rural surroundings, away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
But that is what Mansfield offers - the best of both worlds. From a thriving nightlife and enviable shopping, to tranquil forests and idyllic rural surroundings, this bustling historic market town has it all.
Ambitious regeneration projects in recent years have transformed Mansfield in terms of retail, leisure, housing and industry. It is a desirable place to work and live and has a wide range of attractions for visitors. Mansfield claims to be the leading town outside the city of Nottingham, and there's no doubt it has something for everyone.
The bustling 700-year-old open market is the hub of the town. The market operates six days a week and is complemented by shopping centres, retail parks and department stores along with boutiques and specialist stores.
There are family attractions within the district ranging from the ultimate in swimming fun at Water Meadows to local heritage at the Museum and Art Gallery. Mansfield is a lively town with plenty of activities that will fill a day visit or warrant an even longer stay.
Mansfield’s booming leisure sector combines great shopping, loads of sport, fantastic places to eat and drink, a touch of theatre and the arts and the great escape only a stones throw away in nearby Sherwood Forest.
And Mansfield is packed with historic buildings, churches and the 'Centre Tree', said to be the historical centre of Sherwood. Unique visitor attractions such as White Lion Yard are tucked away off the busy streets of Mansfield – the site is home to caves and buildings, most of which have been used since the early 18th century, and one building even dates back to Tudor Times.
Health and Fitness Club
Market Pub Car Boot
Sherwood Forest Farm Park Car Boot
Pub and Bar
RestaurantPortland Hall Hotel
Mansfield Town Football Club (Amateur Football)
Rainworth Miners Welfare (Amateur Football)
Shirebrook Town (Amateur Football)
Welbeck Colliery CC (Cricket)
W H Smith Ltd
Sherwoods Garden Centre
Greenhills Garden Centre
Mansfield Pet Stores
Whittard of Chelsea
Bryson Bell & Clenton
Quality Shoes & Keys
The Okwood Gallery
Classic Fine Arts
T K Maxx
J J B Sports
Pets At Home
Places to Stay near Mansfield
Clifton Hotel (0.38 miles)
Portland Hall Hotel (0.38 miles)
Mansfield Lodge Hotel (0.45 miles)
Travelodge Mansfield (2.11 miles)
There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website
Sherwood Forest Lodge (4.58 miles)
Holiday Inn Nottingham Sherwood Park (4.88 miles)
Days Inn (5.58 miles)
The Derbyshire (5.89 miles)
Premier Inn Mansfield (5.89 miles)
Ideally located within easy reach of the M1, next to McArthur Glen Designer Outlet Village and around 30 minutes from Alton Towers Theme Park. For shops and local amenities Mansfield town centre is only 5 ... More | visit website
Whitton Lodge (6.03 miles)
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