Nearby Attractions

Other nearby activities

If you in the area for the day, or are staying for longer, you may like to take the opportunity to explore other tourist attractions.

For your convenience we have gathered a list of some of the most popular attractions within an hour’s driving distance.

Distance is given next to each destination.

Historic houses

Hardwick Hall, Grand Elizabethan home of Bess of Hardwick (National Trust).   6 miles

Renishaw Hall, home of the Sitwell family, Renishaw has beautiful grounds and gardens.  15 miles

Chatsworth House, present day home of the Duke of Devonshire.  21 miles

Haddon Hall, a stunning Tudor house just outside the country town of Bakewell (famous for its puddings).  28 miles

Newstead Abbey, the ancestral home of Lord Byron.  12 miles

Other cultural experiences

Bolsover Castle, a C12th castle now owned by English Heritage.  5 miles

Southwell, boasts an interesting cathedral and a the most complete workhouse in existence. 20 miles

Rufford Abbey, a Cistercian Abbey, with lovely grounds and a craft centre and tea shop.  10 miles

Eastwood, the D. H Lawrence birthplace museum.  21 miles

Chesterfield, where you can see the architectural phenomenon of the Crooked Spire. Tower tours are offered on most days.  12 miles

Creswell Crags, a limestone gorge with ice age caves. A visitor centre and tours enrich your visit.  9 miles

Outdoor activities

The Peak District with a vast variety of outdoor activities is very close, as are Sherwood Forest with the famous Major Oak, Clumber Park with vast areas in which to walk picnic and cycle and Forest Pines which boasts a “Go Ape” centre and many bike trails. Rother Valley with water sports and bike trails is only 16 miles away.

For the transport enthusiasts

Newark Air Museum, with 68 aircraft on display.  28 miles

Barrowhill Roundhouse Railway Centre.  12 miles

For the under 10’s

Sundown Adventureland, Rampton. (A theme park for younger children)  30 miles

White Post Modern Farm Centre, Farnsfield.  14 miles


McArthur Glenn Designer Outlet, Junction 28 of the M1.  11 miles

Meadowhall Shopping Centre, Junction 34 of the M1.  27 miles