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County - South Yorkshire | Map
Tel code: 01302 | code search
Postcode: DN10 | code search
Population: 3200
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Crown Hotel
"I thought my stay was very pleasant.The rooms were very modern and spotlessly clean. The staff were very friendly especially house keeping,which were very cheery and just made my stay worth ..." More

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Though proudly part of South Yorkshire, the little market town of Bawtry is on the very edge of the county, with Nottinghamshire a short stroll to the south, and slightly further afield to the east lies Lincolnshire. The A1 runs just to the west of the town, and the M18 is only a short drive to the north. The settlement grew around a crossing of the river Idle, the Great North Road going through the town to use this crossing place, with the inevitable growth of inns and other hostelries and businesses to service the traffic in the coaching era. Bawtry was certainly settled in Roman times, and probably dates further back still. When the Romans ruled the land it became an important staging post on Ermine Street, and over the centuries its significance as a transport hub continued. Until the building of the Doncaster Canal in the 18th century Bawtry was a busy river port, and its beautiful church, St Nicholasís, stands on Wharf Street. The port operated into the 19th century, but by then the canal had taken much of its business away. The town has retained a lot of its character as first the river traffic declined, leaving the area around the church relatively untouched, and then the river itself was diverted to allow for the East Coast mainline to be engineered effectively here. St Nicholasís church was founded in 1190, 23 years before the town gained its market charter, and another building of great antiquity to note is the White Hart, built in 1689. A further historical note should be made here: William Bradford, one of the Pilgrim Fathers, was born nearby, and there is a school named in his memory in Bawtry. Transport remains important for the town, as Robin Hood Doncaster-Sheffield Airport, which has seen rapid expansion over the last few years, is just to the north of the town, providing employment and passing trade for the place.


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Granby Hotel (0.12 miles)

Granby Hotel

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This recently refurbished hotel rests in a historic market town, where you will find a warm welcome and modern facilities. Comfortable, value for money accommodation includes a full English breakfast ... More

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Crown Hotel (0.13 miles)

Crown Hotel

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Step into The Crown and you will immediately discover a chic, idyllic retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. This highly contemporary and creative environment is the ideal setting for ... More

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Angel Inn (2.61 miles)

Angel Inn

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The Angel Inn is a hidden gem set in a quiet village. This country village pub has 6 stylish and comfortable bedrooms, including 2 deluxe rooms, all are located in ... More

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Mount Pleasant Hotel (2.78 miles)

Mount Pleasant Hotel

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Now recognised as a Best Western Premier Hotel, this charming Georgian country house hotel, set in 100 acres of parkland, boasts some of the best accommodation in the UK. Offering elegant, spacious ... More

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Travelodge Blyth (3.89 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

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Charnwood Hotel (4.20 miles)

Charnwood Hotel

Set in beautiful gardens, this privately owned hotel offers an ideal choice for business or pleasure breaks. The hotel offers attractive bedrooms (upgrades available on request) an excellent restaurant with fine dining and a comfortable lounge ... More | visit website


Innkeepers Lodge (5.46 miles)

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Ye Olde Bell Hotel (5.58 miles)

Ye Olde Bell Hotel

This romantic 17th century coaching inn, in the Nottinghamshire village of Barnby Moor, rose to fame and fortune in the days of stagecoaches and highwaymen. Today Ye Olde Bell Hotel and Restaurant offers the finest ... More | visit website

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Express by Holiday Inn Doncaster (6.09 miles)

Express by Holiday Inn Doncaster

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Close to Robin Hood Airport, just 2 minutesí drive from the M18 motorway and the A1(M), this modern hotel offers comfortable, air-conditioned accommodation at ... More

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Premier Inn Doncaster (Lakeside) (6.34 miles)

Premier Inn Doncaster (Lakeside)
Ideally located within easy reach of the M18, M1 and Doncaster rail interchange. Next door to Lakeside Outlet shopping village. Local attractions include Doncaster Keepmoat football stadium, Doncaster racecourse, a cinema and bowling alley. Our Doncaster ... More | visit website

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