Situated not far from the M1 and close to both Doncaster and Sheffield, Worksop is locally known as ‘the Gateway to the Dukeries’. These are a selection of houses and properties that once formed part of a number of dukedoms in the area. However, there’s much more to the town than houses, including its position virtually on the edge of the world-famous Sherwood Forest. There’s plenty of accommodation in Worksop, whatever the reason for your visit. Whether you want to stay in an upmarket B&B or indulge yourself and book into a spa hotel, there’s something to suit virtually every budget.
A Modern Town With a Long Past: Hotels in Worksop
Worksop can trace its roots back to the Anglo Saxon era, where it began life as a market town. The market tradition has been carried on in the stone-slab streets, where it takes place each Wednesday. Worksop is also full of its own little quirks that give the town real character, including a stone maze and the famous ‘Mr Straw’s House’; an Edwardian property where nothing has been touched since the 1930s offering a superb slice of Worksop’s past. There are plenty of hotels in the town centre, such as the Fourways Hotel and Acorn Lodge, giving you the chance to explore the sights at your leisure.
Historic Attractions near Your Hotel
However, there are more historic attractions if you want to make a real day out of it. The nearby Crewell Crags provide the earliest evidence of civilisation in the area, with ancient artefacts, such as Stone Age weapons and animal remains having been found there. For something a little more elegant, a trip to Clumber Park is in order. With over 3,800 acres of stunning scenery and a stunning country house, picnics are popular as is the chance to cycle around the expansive grounds. Clumber Park is also the setting for a number of festivals throughout the year, including the Flashback Festival and the Worksop Festival of Food and Drink.
The Finest Food and Drink
There are plenty of places to eat in Worksop, ranging from Indian and Thai restaurants to traditional chippies and fine-dining establishments. With Nottinghamshire’s soil being so fertile, many restaurants use local ingredients to create delicious dishes. However, many Worksop hotels boast their own on-site restaurants, allowing you to dine in style and retire to your accommodation without having to drive or get a taxi. The Clumber Park Hotel and Spa is a prime example, using locally-sourced produce with which to create a superb, seasonal menu.
Worksop is a fascinating town to visit, with plenty to see and do and a growing number of exceptional hotels.