Southwell attractions

Southwell attractions

SouthwellSouthwell 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 White Post Farm Centre, Farnsfield, Notts. NG22 8HL. Tel: (01623) 882977. Awarded Visitor Attraction of the Year (over 100,000 visitors) in the East Midlands Tourism Excellence in England Awards. A great day out for all of the family! Come along and make friends with over 3000 animals from the instantly recognisable to the more unusual including meerkats, llamas and wallabies. www.whitepostfarmcentre.co.uk. About 5 miles west of Southwell.

White Post Farm Centre

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Attractions Southwell Minster, Bishop's Drive, Southwell, Nottinghamshire. Tel: 01636 812649. A superb Minster Church and Cathedral with a history going back almost a thousand years. The Norman nave is said to be one of the finest in Europe. See the new "Angel Window", search for 10 mice carved by Robert Thompson, visit the Chapter House to see the famous "Leaves of Southwell" and carvings of dogs, rabbits and pigs hidden in the foliage. The Southwell Minster Centre incorporates the Minster shop and Refectory, with audio visual display and Exhibition. www.southwellminster.co.uk. Location: In the centre of Southwell.

Southwell Minster

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Attractions Southwell Racecourse, Rolleston, Southwell, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0TS. Tel: 0870 220 2332. The All Weather Track - The Fibresand track is a left handed oval of 1 mile 2 furlongs. The Turf Track - The turf course, used for both National Hunt and flat racing, lies within the all weather track. www.southwell-racecourse.co.uk. About 2 miles east of Southwell.

Southwell Racecourse

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 6 miles west of Southwell.

Newstead Abbey

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 6 miles west of Southwell.

 Papplewick Pumping Station

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