Rufford Abbey Country Park is a great day out at any time of the year, changing with the seasons and provides plenty of stunning backdrops for those group and family photos. From 28th October to 14th November it is being transformed into an enchanted wonderland, so even if you have visited before you won’t have seen it quite like this.
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The Victorians knew a thing or two about steam power, and delivering water to the growing population and industries in the Nottinghamshire area required a big solution. Preserved in all its original majesty is the pumping station at Papplewick, home to steam powered beam engines designed by James Watt, and the finest examples in Britain.
New Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre Opens In Edwinstowe
Around ten minutes drive from our self-catering holiday home, the new Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre is the perfect place to start exploring the ancient woodlands and RSPB nature reserve.
With maps, trail guides for cycling and walking, birdwatching journals and information on all the local area has to offer, this modern facility also includes a cafe, shop and accessible toilets and showers.
If you have come to see Robin Hood’s Major Oak, it is well signposted from the start of the trails across the road from the car park.
One of the most popular attractions when visiting Sherwood Forest, and for guests of our nearby self-catering holiday home, is Rufford Abbey Country Park.
The extensive grounds provide 150 acres of woodland, meadow and gardens, along with a lake feeding a water mill. There is plenty to do for children and adults alike, with gift shops, restaurants and cafes offering a wide range of souvenirs and local produce.
Rufford Abbey Medieval Vault And Grounds Virtual Tour
For those who have not visited before, take a look at this virtual tour which allows you to explore the abbey itself. Step outside to explore the ruins, courtyard and grounds. Continue reading →
Wollaton Hall is one of the country’s finest Elizabethan mansions, set within 500 acres of beautiful parkland. Experience stunning architecture, exhibitions, a packed events programme and an array of wildlife. Go behind the scenes on a variety of guided tours available throughout the year and on demand for groups. Other special events include costumed tours, puppet shows, craft fairs, Segway tours and our popular spooky Ghost Nights (not for the faint hearted!). Visit the Café in the Courtyard for light refreshments including freshly ground coffee, specialty teas and home made cakes. Please see our website for further information on the park and hall opening times.
This video shows one of our cycling visits to “Sherwood Pines Forest Park”, Nottinghamshire. We rode both the green and red routes on this occasion, however this video only documents the red route known as “The Kitchener Trail” it will hopefully show potential visitors what to expect on th