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.
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
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