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Rufford Abbey & Country Park
Rufford Abbey & Country Park


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Sherwood Castle Holiday Forest
"I do not recommend this place. The log cabins are extremely small and not well kept. We had regular visits from Woodlice and the whole place smelled damp. ..." More

Sherwood Castle Holiday Forest
"Excellent place for a great getaway, beautiful cabins in great surroundings brilliant facilities and lots to do locally brilliant holiday will recommend to friends and deffinatly come again

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If you travel from Nottingham on the A614 towards the A1(M), you will pass through Rufford just before you reach Ollerton. Rather than pass through, however, perhaps you should consider tarrying for a while to see what Rufford has to offer. If you don't stop you will be missing the Rufford Abbey Country Park. The present day park once formed part of a Cistercian Abbey dating back to the 12th century. In 1536 the Dissolution of the Monasteries led to its slow transformation into a country estate. It was first owned by the Talbot family, including Elizabethan aristocrat George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury. His wife, Bess of Hardwick, later built Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire. The remains of the Abbey now lie at the heart of the 150 acre Country Park, which is one of the most popular attractions in Nottingham. Health Walks are organised at the Country Park; these supervised walks are an ideal way to gently build up fitness after illness or as an alternative to more strenuous country hikes. If you like to combine your walking with a little Golf, try the nearby Rufford Park Golf and Country Club, set in the heart of historic Sherwood Forest.

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Sherwood Forest Lodge (2.53 miles)

Sherwood Forest Lodge
A purpose built Bed and Breakfast guest house set in 12 acres of Land in the Heart Sherwood Forest Leading to Sherwood Pines Forest Park. We have 5 Excellent appointed rooms for tourists and business ... More | visit website
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Thoresby Hall Hotel & Spa (4.18 miles)

Thoresby Hall Hotel & Spa
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Thoresby Hall Hotel & Spa is a magnificent Grade I listed mansion on the edge of Sherwood Forest. Its architectural ... More | visit website
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Crosshill House Bed and Breakfast (5.24 miles)

Crosshill House Bed and Breakfast
Crosshill House is situated in the Historic village of Laxton and is the only place in Britain that adopts the medieval strip farming system.It is an ideal place to relax and unwind from the stresses ... More | visit website
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The Goat House (5.25 miles)

The Goat House
The Goat House at Ivy Cottage is situated in the Historic village of Laxton, north of Nottingham and to this day continues the Medieval Open Field Farming System. The Goat House is an idyllic place ... More | visit website
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Clumber Park Hotel (6.31 miles)

Clumber Park Hotel

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The recently upgraded Clumber Park Hotel nestles on the edge of Sherwood Forest. This Nottinghamshire hotel is a haven of unrivalled tranquility and natural beauty. The hotel occupies a prime ... More | visit website

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Clifton Hotel (6.57 miles)

Clifton Hotel

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The Clifton Hotel is a Georgian building located on a quiet tree lined road, 5 minutes away from the city centre. The Clifton Hotel is 16 miles from Nottingham.

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Mansfield Lodge Hotel (6.59 miles)

Mansfield Lodge Hotel

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Mansfield Lodge Hotel is a family run 2-star small hotel with a friendly atmosphere situated in the heart of Robin Hood Country. This well furnished, smart Victorian property is less ... More


Portland Hall Hotel (6.60 miles)

Portland Hall Hotel
Open to both residents and non-residents the hotel, an elegant Georgian mansion, is registered with the AA, Heart of England Tourist Board and ABTA. Grade II listed and built in 1805, it is set in ... More
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Brecks Cottage (6.64 miles)

Brecks Cottage
16th Century country cottage tastefully renovated to suit modern requirements. Oak beams and inglenook fires to welcome you whether you visit on business or pleasure, Close to Newark Showground, Sherwood forest, Nottingham and Lincoln. 4 ... More | visit website
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The Old Vicarage Boutique Hotel (7.34 miles)

The Old Vicarage Boutique Hotel

The Old Vicarage, Southwell situated on Westhorpe, is currently undergoing a major redevelopment and refurbishment programme. It will bring Southwell its first unique hotel experience, taking comfort and personal service to new heights. The original Georgian ... More | visit website

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