The Harley Gallery
The Harley Gallery is where old and new come together, with historic displays from The Portland Collection accompanied by exhibitions from leading contemporary artists. Events range from guided tours to Open Studios. Additional attractions include a café, shop and children’s activity area. Free entry, free parking.
Whether you want to learn how to bake bread in a day or make cheese professionally, The School of Artisan Food has a course to suit all skill levels. A not-for-profit organisation, the School is dedicated to teaching artisan food skills through practical, hands-on courses in baking and patisserie, butchery and charcuterie, cheesemaking, brewing, chocolate and ice-cream making, preserves and a specialist food business start-up session.
Courses range from two-hour tasting sessions through to four week advanced courses and a one-year Advanced Diploma in Baking. Fully equipped, spacious training facilities provide the ideal environment to learn, develop and master artisan skills.
Welbeck Farm Shop
Our aim is to provide the very best quality in local produce at competitive prices, and with unrivalled excellence in customer service, we are sure that you will become a frequent visitor to our superbly stocked and impressive farm shop.
Our produce includes the freshest of locally grown fruit and vegetables, locally produced cheeses including Stichelton Cheese – produced on the Estate, home reared and prepared meats, as well as a wide range of additional produce.
Creswell Crags has been inspiring visitors for over 50,000 years. It is the home of the ice age hunter.
It is a limestone gorge honeycombed with caves and smaller fissures. There is a museum displaying rare stone tools and bone remains of animals found in the caves by archaeologists, providing evidence of a fascinating story of life during the last ice age between 50,000 and 10,000 years ago.
Lose yourself on a relaxing walk around the gorge, or simply relax and take in the panoramic views from the coffee shop.
The Elm Tree Inn at Elmton.
We recommend our guests to go there for an evening meal, if they require one. It is just under four miles from here, run by a young married couple, Chris and Jean Norfolk. They won traditional pub of the year for Derbyshire ( they are on the county border) and have just won the best beef burger in the UK sponsered by Heinz!!! and are now entering the Best Tourism Pub in England with Visit England, for 2013. It is great little place. www.elmtreeelmton.co.uk serving locally produced, freshly cooked food., and reserving a table is advisable.
Idyllic walks with amazing scenery and wildlife, all nestled amongst the remnants of Clumber's grand past
■ 3,800 acres of green open space to relax in and enjoy
■ Discover more of the Park on your bike with over 20 miles of cycle routes through spectacular scenery
■ Europe's longest double avenue of lime trees line the grand entrance
■ Find a moments peace and tranquillity in Clumber Chapel
■ The recently refurbished restaurant uses fresh ingredients picked in our walled kitchen garden
Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre
We’re proud of Sherwood Forest, and feel it deserves a visitor centre which is worthy of its legend and improves the visiting experience for tourists and local people. The existing visitor centre needs to be removed to help preserve the fragile ecology of the Forest, so generations to come can visit and enjoy the area. With this in mind we have created ambitious plans for an iconic new visitor’s centre which will be a major national attraction.
Rufford Abbey Country Park
150 acre public park in North Nottinghamshire, open all year round. This attractive site features the ruins of a medieval monastery, a contemporary craft centre, gardens, woodland walks, children's play village and a lake.
Entry to the park, gardens and Abbey remains is free with just a small seasonal charge for car parking.
Mr Straw's House
This modest semi-detached house was the family home of grocers William and Florence Straw since 1923, and is remarkable because the Straws' sons preserved it almost unaltered till it came to the National Trust in 1990. The original interior provides a rare glimpse into inter-war middle-class life.
Be transported back to the golden age of chivalry and romance. Set on a hilltop overlooking the Vale of Scarsdale, Bolsover Castle enjoys panoramic views over the beautiful Derbyshire countryside. Children will love the fairytale Little Castle, designed as a fantasy entertainment house with magnificent wall paintings. Visit the indoor Riding House where William, Duke of Newcastle indulged his passion for training horses in balletic movement. Wander round the beautiful Venus Garden, with its secluded love seats, 23 statues and fountain which plays again for the first time in centuries. There are also intriguing audio-visual displays to enjoy in the Discovery Centre.
Thoresby Park, in the heart of Nottinghamshire, is a lovely place to visit all year round with a range of attractions for all of the family no matter how young or old.
Our extensive grounds cover over 1000 acres of rich unspoilt English countryside, with a range of facilities and attractions open to the public all year round. Opening times are from 9.00am until 5.00pm, admission is free, plenty of car parking and there is disabled access
■ The best-preserved workhouse in England
■ Explore the workshops and dormitories of this imposing early 'welfare' institution
■ Meet 19th-century inhabitants with our audio guide
■ Interactive displays chart poverty through the ages
■ Play 'The Master's Punishment' game
The Chesterfield Canal is in the north of England. It was opened in 1777 and ran 46 miles (74 km) from the River Trent at West Stockwith, Nottinghamshire to Chesterfield, Derbyshire. It is currently only navigable as far as Kiveton Park near Rotherham, South Yorkshire, plus an isolated section near Chesterfield.
The canal was built to export coal, limestone, and lead from Derbyshire, iron from Chesterfield, and corn, deals, timber, groceries, etc. into Derbyshire. The stone for the Palace of Westminster was quarried in South Anston, Rotherham, and transported via the canal.