Kirkby in Ashfield attractions

Kirkby in Ashfield attractions

Kirkby in Ashfield marketKirkby in Ashfield lies in Nottinghamshire, one of the counties of the East Midlands. The area is famous for its association with Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest, and the county town of Nottingham with its football teams and the Trent Bridge cricket ground. Nottinghamshire borders South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. It is sheltered by the Pennines to the west and features a number of rivers running through wide flat valleys, including the Trent, Idle, Erewash and Soar. The centre and south west of the county, around Sherwood Forest, features undulating hills with ancient oak woodland.

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Attractions Newstead Abbey, Newstead Abbey Park, Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire, NG15 8NA. Tel: (01623) 455 900. Newstead Abbey is a beautiful historic house set in a glorious landscape of gardens and parkland within the heart of Nottinghamshire. The Abbey's most famous owner was the poet, Lord Byron. www.newsteadabbey.org.uk. About 3 miles east of Kirkby in Ashfield.

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Attractions Papplewick Pumping Station, off Longdale Lane, Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire, NG15 9AJ. Tel: 0115 963 2938. A late Victorian waterworks with James Watt beam engine in ornate engine house with intricate brasswork and stained glass windows. Engines are steamed at Bank Holidays and other selected weekends. www.papplewickpumpingstation.co.uk. About 4 miles east of Kirkby in Ashfield.

Papplewick Pumping Station

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Attractions The Midland Railway - Butterley, Butterley Station, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3QZ. The Midland Railway, Butterley is the home for all things associated with the Midland Railway. There is a standard gauge line which has steam and diesel hauled passenger trains. The main site at Swanwick has a museum and a large collection of diesel and steam locomotives. It is a day out for the whole family. www.midlandrailwaycentre.co.uk. Tel: 01773 747674. About 7 miles west of Kirkby in Ashfield.

The Midland Railway - Butterley

Attractions Hardwick Hall, Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S44 5QJ. Tel: 01246 850430. One of Britain's greatest and most complete Elizabethan houses. Tudor treasure house
Built for 'Bess of Hardwick'. 16th and 17th-century tapestries and embroideries. Rare breeds of cattle and sheep. Herb garden. The ruins of Hardwick Old Hall in the grounds are owned by the National Trust and administered by English Heritage (01246 850431). National Trust. Charges apply. www.nationaltrust.org.uk.
Location: About 6 miles north of Kirkby in Ashfield, between junctions 28 and 29 of the M1.

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