Blue Barn Farm

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Nottinghamshire has a wealth of hidden treasures to discover, whether you're seeking exhilarating activities or peaceful pursuits you will find it all in Nottinghamshire.

 

Blue Barn Farm is ideally placed being near the ancient woodland of Sherwood Forest, best known for Robin Hood and his Merry Men, and now a premier attraction in the UK.

But Nottinghamshire is much, much more. We have compiled a list of the top 10 things to do nearby, but for more information, please just ask.
 

Top things to do

Visit Robin Hood 's Major Oak and explore his past at the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre & Country Park...>>>
Chatsworth was recently voted 'Britain’s best loved Stately Home' by channel 5 TV and Radio Times. Offering something for everyone to enjoy, from famous works of art and the spectacular fountains in the garden to the finest Shop and many miles of free walks. The home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire is set in the magnificent landscape of Derbyshire’s Peak District National Park, and is seen in the recently released film of ‘Pride and Prejudice’...>>>
The award-winning Harley Gallery, Welbeck offers a diverse exhibition program of contemporary craft, visual art, photography and design. Additionally there is a new Garden Centre and Farm Shop...>>>
Journey back to the Ice Age at the world famous Creswell Crags, home to the only Ice Age Rock Art in Britain, and the earliest known habitation of man in Europe...>>>
Hire cycles or walk around the 87 acre lake at Clumber Park, once home to the Dukes of Newcastle. Remnants of the extensive kitchen garden, Gothic chapel, impressive gated entrances and bridges hail back to when Clumber house was centre of a vast estate. Now owned by the National Trust...>>>
Explore Thoresby Park, grounds of the resplendent Grade I listed Victorian mansion, Thoresby Hall.
Rufford Abbey.. In the 12th Century the sparsely populated northern Nottinghamshire was an ideal place for men seeking solitude to establish religious houses. The house became a Stately Home and is now a Country Park. The area remains sparsely populated.
Laxton, the village time forgot!!, where medieval strip farming is still practiced and the 17th Century enclosures act is yet to be put into operation.
The Pilgrim Fathers who sailed on the Mayflower for the New World, were from North Nottinghamshire, centred around the village of Scrooby. Why not follow the trail.
Sundown Adventureland, childrens themepark. Lots to do for the young and young at heart!!. Story book village, market square, tractor ride, rocky mountain railroad to mention a few. So good you'll want to come back again and again...>>>
Lincoln, famous for it's Cathedral, Castle, picturesque ancient streets and retail therapy.

Newark, with it's ruined Castle standing proud above the picturesque river, cobbled Market Square with old historic buildings and World Famous Antiques Market.
Southwell with it's magnificent Minster and renowned gift shops is also near to the home of the 'Bramley Apple'
White Post Farm Centre, which aims to house every example of farmed livestock today. Across the road is Wonderland - a pleasure park which includes a maze and miniature railway. Not far away at Clipstone is the Sherwood Forest Farm Park, which is a centre for rare breeds as well as fun for children.
Newstead Abbey (ancestral home of Lord Byron), Chatsworth House, Hardwick Hall (home of Bess of Hardwick), Bolsover and (on a smaller scale) the terraced cottage home of D.H.Lawrence at Eastwood.


  

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member of the  North Nottinghamshire Tourist Association

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