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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.

Top hotels in Mansfield

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Forest Lodge
The Forest Lodge
4 out of 5
The price is £90 per night from 22 Sep to 23 Sep

Situated in Mansfield, this inn is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Sherwood Forest Country Park and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Sherwood Pines Forest Park. Rufford Country Park ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (151 reviews)

"Super hospitable and clean and quiet, Great food, too!"…"

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2020

The Forest Lodge
Bridleways Guest House & Holiday Homes
Bridleways Guest House & Holiday Homes
4 out of 5
The price is £59 per night from 3 Oct to 4 Oct

Situated on the boardwalk, this guesthouse is within 6 mi (10 km) of Sherwood Pines Forest Park, Sherwood Forest Country Park and Rufford Abbey. Newstead Abbey ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (61 reviews)

"A wonderful place and superb surroundings Thank you to the most delightful hosts I will be sure to book again 6 star rating"…"

Reviewed on 4 Sep 2020

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 22 Sep to 23 Sep

Situated in Mansfield, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Vicar Water Country Park, Sherwood Pines Forest Park and Sherwood Forest Country Park. Pleasley ...

4/5Very Good! (7 reviews)
Business stay

"The rooms are clean and comfortable. The staff are very friendly and the food in the restaurant is excellent."…"

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2020

Lodge at Tap Haus

Popular places to visit in Mansfield

Sherwood Forest Country Park
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Sherwood Forest Country Park

4/5(80 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Sherwood Forest Country Park, a popular green space in Mansfield. Savour the top-notch restaurants and lively bars while in town.

Sherwood Pines Forest Park
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Sherwood Pines Forest Park

4.5/5(14 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Sherwood Pines Forest Park, a popular green space in Mansfield. Visit the lively bars or top-notch restaurants in this family-friendly area.

Vicar Water Country Park
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Vicar Water Country Park

Explore the great outdoors at Vicar Water Country Park, a lovely green space in Mansfield. Wander around the forests or enjoy the area's bars.

Pleasley Pit Country Park
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Pleasley Pit Country Park

Explore the great outdoors at Pleasley Pit Country Park, a lovely green space in Mansfield. Wander around the forests or enjoy the area's bars.

Poulter Country Park
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Poulter Country Park

Explore the great outdoors at Poulter Country Park, a lovely green space in Mansfield. Wander around the forests or enjoy the area's bars.

University of Nottingham
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University of Nottingham

4/5(109 reviews)

Overlooking a lake, the spire of the Trent Building is one of Nottingham’s most distinctive sites, representing over 135 years of higher education in the city.

Top things to do in Mansfield

Small-Group Derbyshire, the Peak District & Poole's Cavern
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Small-Group Derbyshire, the Peak District & Poole's Cavern

£41
Per adult
7 Hours Group Pass
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7 Hours Group Pass

£167
Per adult
Outdoor Rock Climbing Taster Session
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Outdoor Rock Climbing Taster Session

£50
Per adult

Reviews of Mansfield

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Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

26 Jan 2020

Ideal for shopping

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

16 Aug 2019

Nothing really to say about Mansfield but there are plenty of interesting and beautiful places to visit in the surrounding area.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

1 Jul 2019

Didn’t explore a lot as we went to a concert in sherwood pines, but what we drove through was lovely and very freindly

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

25 Mar 2019

We will definitely stay here on our next visit to Mansfield.

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