Located in the heart of England, Southwell is a lively, historic market town often referred to as 'the jewel in Nottinghamshires crown'. The town is most well known for the historic Minster with its unique pepperpot spires, The Workhouse (a National Trust property built in 1824 as a last resort for the poor and needy), and for being the home of the Bramley Apple.
The Local Area
If you want to take a drive, there are many places of interest a short drive away or alternatively the local bus or train service opens up many destinations.
Historic Newark is a short 15 minute drive away, where the fast East Coast main line train will deliver you to London (80 minutes) York (50 minutes) Edinburgh (3hrs 30 minutes) and many other places in between.
A 40 minute drive to the East takes you to Lincoln. To the West, a 30 minute drive will take you to Nottingham with its excellent shopping centre and of course, Nottingham Castle and historic streets.
30 minutes to the North lies Sherwood Forest and Robin Hood’s legendary hideout, the Major Oak. To the south, 40 minutes takes you in to Leicester, a vibrant multi cultural city with great dining venues. A new museum housing the recently discovered remains of King Richard 111 is worth a visit. The national space centre with the UK’s largest planetarium is also based in Leicester.
Slightly further afield but not much more than an hour away is Derbyshire and the beautiful Peak District National Park, where you will find the spectacular Chatsworth House and many pretty towns and villages. To the East 1 hr 30 minutes will take you to the coast and the many seaside resorts. You’re simply spoilt for choice!