Places to visit in Nottinghamshire

With some of the best places to visit in Nottinghamshire just a few minutes from Thoresby Hall, we asked our local team to recommend some of their favourites, and they didn’t disappoint! From a millennia-old cathedral to boutique shopping hubs, with so much on offer you’d be forgiven for feeling spoilt for choice.

Thoresby Park and Courtyard

Thoresby Park and Courtyard

2-min walk from Thoresby Hall, NG22 9EP
A courtyard featuring boutique jewellery and craft shops, plus over 1,000 acres of picturesque English countryside less than a two-minute walk from the hotel – not that we’re boasting. 
 
Opening times are everyday 9am-5pm. 

Southwell

Southwell

29-min drive from Thoresby Hall, NG25
A millennia-old cathedral, stone carvings so intricate they’ve had poems written about them, the most complete historic workhouse standing today, family-run tea rooms, and the home of the bramley apple, celebrated with its own festival every October - you might need more than just one day in Southwell.

Nottingham Arboretum

Nottingham Arboretum

40-min drive from Thoresby Hall, NG7 4HF
Opened in 1852, Nottingham’s oldest park is the immaculately maintained home of over 800 trees, with peaceful walking trails just a stone’s throw from the bustling city centre. It takes just over an hour to circle the mostly-flat park, with just a couple of inclines in places. 
 
Opening times are everyday 10am-4.30pm.

Edwinstowe

Edwinstowe

13-min drive from Thoresby Hall, NG21 0HQ
Only 10 minutes’ walk from Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, the medieval village is home to the church of St. Mary where Robin Hood married Maid Marian. This vibrant and busy destination offers many craft shops selling handmade chocolates, vintage fabrics, jewellery, plus several restaurants and pubs.



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