Mansfield

Travel Guide

Mansfield is Nottinghamshire’s largest market town located right on the edge of this English county’s beautiful countryside. Whether it’s for a weekend break or a visit with the family, Mansfield and Greater Nottinghamshire has plenty to explore, in this English County made famous by the legendary stories of Robin Hood.

Sherwood Forest is just a short distance from Mansfield; classified as a National Nature Reserve covering over 450 acres, it is perfect for children to explore. There is an annual Robin Hood festival each year, well worth taking the children to.

Whilst staying in Mansfield, use its central location to explore the rest of Nottinghamshire. Its many forests and museums make for perfect days out.

Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire has a wide selection of restaurants to choose from, all serving lovely local produce. If it’s Michelin star fine dining restaurants or a local fish and chip shop you’re after, they can all be can be found in Nottinghamshire. The newly emerging ‘curry quarter’ in the city is well worth a visit for foodies; enjoy a taste of international cuisine using all locally sourced produce.

Interested in culture and history? Then you will not be disappointed with a visit to Nottinghamshire’s National Civil War Centre. The first centre of its kind in the UK that focuses solely on telling the story of the British Civil Wars. Newark was chosen due to the vital role it played in the civil wars, laying at a pivotal crossroads of the Great North Road, Foose Way and River Trent. King Charles I raised his standard in Nottingham back in 1642.

Alternatively a visit to Nottingham Industrial Museum offers a different perspective on the area, with its unique collection of working steam and diesel engines. The museums exhibits reflect local industries such as mining, tobacco and pharmaceuticals.

Theatre lovers will enjoy a visit to the Nottingham Playhouse in Nottingham city centre. The Playhouse provides a wide variety of drama, music, comedy and, of course, pantomime.

Children will enjoy a visit to the City of Caves, a visitor attraction in Nottingham consisting of a caved network, carved out of limestone. In the past it was used as an air raid shelter, accessed from Broadmarsh Shopping Centre. Suitable for adults with audio guides providing interesting snippets of information on the city itself and what life was like all them years ago.

Fans of cricket can enjoy a visit to the local cricket ground at Trent Bridge. If you’re lucky you might catch a game of cricket or perhaps get a glimpse of the England Cricket team.

Nottinghamshire has many different options when it comes to places to stay; from boutique spa hotels to local welcoming B&BS, there’s something for everyone.

Dukeries Lodge Hotel
Dukeries Lodge Hotel
3 out of 5
The price is £60 per night from 7 Feb to 8 Feb
Situated in Mansfield, this inn is within 1 mile (2 km) of Sherwood Forest Country Park and Rufford Country Park. Sherwood Pines Forest Park and Rufford Abbey ...
3.8/5 Good! (132 reviews)
"Lovely place, lovely building, friendly staff. Bathroom needs some TLC but wouldn’t stop us visiting again"

Reviewed on 15 Sep 2021

Dukeries Lodge Hotel
Bridleways Guest House & Holiday Homes
Bridleways Guest House & Holiday Homes
4 out of 5
The price is £86 per night from 24 Jan to 25 Jan
Situated on the boardwalk, this guesthouse is within 9 mi (15 km) of Sherwood Pines Forest Park, Rufford Abbey and Clumber Park. Newstead Abbey and Sherwood ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (77 reviews)
"Excellent location for walks, very pretty area."

Reviewed on 14 Jan 2022

Bridleways Guest House & Holiday Homes
Lodge at Tap Haus
Lodge at Tap Haus
2.5 out of 5
The price is £89 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan
Situated in Mansfield, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Field Mill, Vicar Water Country Park and Pleasley Pit Country Park. Poulter Country Park and Sherwood ...
3.7/5 Good! (21 reviews)
"Food good"

Reviewed on 26 Aug 2021

Lodge at Tap Haus
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No 11
No 11
3.5 out of 5
The price is £135 per night from 23 Jan to 24 Jan
Situated in Mansfield, this apartment building is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) from Field Mill and 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Vicar Water Country Park. Pleasley Pit Country Park ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (3 reviews)
Great stay
"We had a wonderful stay the property was very modern and clean would use again perfect"

Reviewed on 2 May 2021

No 11
Riverside Lodge
Riverside Lodge
3.5 out of 5
Situated in Mansfield, this cottage is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Poulter Country Park and within 6 miles (10 km) of Creswell Crags and Clumber Park. The Harley Gallery ...
Riverside Lodge
Pinewood #Edwinstowe #Heart of Sherwood Forest
Pinewood #Edwinstowe #Heart of Sherwood Forest
Pinewood Ave, Mansfield, ENG
Situated in Mansfield, this historic holiday home is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Sherwood Pines Forest Park and 1 mi (1.7 km) from Sherwood Forest Country Park. Rufford ...
5/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Perfect fro our needs
"Stunning property that exactly matched our expectations and requirements. Nice touches on arrival to find juice, milk, bread and biscuits (and more). The property was spotless and the finishes and spec was top notch. Very happy with this rental and will recommend to others."

Reviewed on 20 Nov 2020

Pinewood #Edwinstowe #Heart of Sherwood Forest
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