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20 Attractions to Explore Near St James Church

St James Church
St James ChurchDry Doddington, Newark NG23 5JA, UK

St James' Church, Louth is a parish church of the Church of England in Louth, Lincolnshire, England. It is notable for its tall spire. It has the tallest steeple of any medieval parish church in Britain. The church is mainly 15th century and is the third building on the site, replacing 11th- and 13th-century buildings. Originally the church had five subsidiary chapels and altars and a three-storey rood screen.

Nearby Attractions

Sconce and Devon Park
Sconce and Devon Park8.73 KMs away from St James Church

This is a large area of public open grass and woodlands, including Devon Pastures Local Nature Reserve. Queen’s Sconce Monument is one of the country's finest remaining earthworks from the English Civil War (1642-51). It is distinctively star-shaped when viewed from the air and is one of nine siege works remaining in a recognisable state in and around Newark.

St Mary Magdalene Church, Newark-on-Trent
St Mary Magdalene Church, Newark-on-Trent8.85 KMs away from St James Church

The church of St Mary Magdalene was begun around 1160, though much of what we see today dates to the 14th and 15th centuries. The present church is built in the Gothic style, with parts dating from the 12th century. St Mary Magdalene's is one of the largest parish churches in England and is regarded as one of the finest. It is a Grade I listed building. It was one of the main pilgrimage centres in this area and attracts a lot of tourists too.

Newark Castle and Gardens
Newark Castle and Gardens9.00 KMs away from St James Church
Newark Air Museum
Newark Air Museum9.59 KMs away from St James Church

The UK’s largest volunteer managed aviation museum with 95 aircraft and cockpit sections from across the history of aviation. Its diverse collection of more than 90 aircraft and cockpit sections covers the history of aviation, the aircraft on display include 13 National Benchmark aircraft; 34 Significant aircraft and 21 Noteworthy aircraft as listed in the National Aviation Heritage Register. Regular special events and education programmes available for visiting schools.

Belton Woods Hotel
Belton Woods Hotel10.21 KMs away from St James Church

Belton Woods, a four-star hotel that’s all about relaxation and fun, Set in 475 acres of gorgeous Lincolnshire countryside. One of the beautiful palc3e for a luxury stay and dine. As one of their extra family-friendly hotels, you can be sure to find lots of fun things to see and do nearby that will entertain the whole family.

National Trust - Belton House
National Trust - Belton House10.85 KMs away from St James Church

Belton House is a Grade I listed country house in the parish of Belton near Grantham in Lincolnshire, which was built in 1685-8 for Sir John Brownlow. It has over 1300 acres of beautiful gardens and parkland to explore. There are a variety of walking routes around the estate and through the parkland and woods as well as around the lake.

Wyndham Park
Wyndham Park12.16 KMs away from St James Church

A beautiful park which lies on the banks of the River Witham just to the north of Grantham Town Centre. It has a wide range of facilities for young and old and proudly holds the Green Flag Award. It has beautiful playgrounds, exercise equipment, picnic facilities, walking tracks and improved cycling paths, the upgrade also provides an opportunity to enjoy the natural beauty of the Werribee River and the surrounding environment, including additional tress and plants.

St Wulframs Church
St Wulframs Church12.39 KMs away from St James Church

St Wulfram's Church, Grantham, is a parish church in the Church of England in Grantham in Lincolnshire. The church has been a Grade I listed building, since 8 May 1950. This was clearly a church of importance by that time, and the pillars in the eastern part of the nave survive from a Norman cruciform church. The earliest church on this site was built in the early Saxon period and a church was recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086. You can still see Saxon herringbone stonework near the organ.

Grantham Museum
Grantham Museum12.80 KMs away from St James Church

Grantham Museum is located at St Peter's Hill, Grantham, Lincolnshire, England in the building provided for it in 1926. It interprets the town through its archaeology, various aspects of post-medieval life, local trades and industries. The basis of the collection is material provided by Henry Preston, the first Curator and Founder, and twentieth century additions included material about Sir Isaac Newton, Edith Smith and Margaret Thatcher.

Belvoir Castle
Belvoir Castle13.23 KMs away from St James Church

Belvoir Castle is the ancestral home of the Dukes of Rutland. The family have lived at Belvoir in an unbroken line for almost a thousand years. The Castle visitors can see today dates from 1832 and is regarded as one of the finest examples of Regency architecture in the country. The estate surrounding the castle contains formal gardens and woodland, all with stunning views. The latest garden restoration programme brought the lost plans of Capability Brown to fruition.

National Trust - The Workhouse, Southwell
National Trust - The Workhouse, Southwell15.74 KMs away from St James Church

The Workhouse is a National Trust place located in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, and the most complete workhouse in existence. This austere building, the most complete workhouse in existence, was built in 1824 as a place of last resort for the destitute. Its architecture was influenced by prison design and its harsh regime became a blueprint for workhouses throughout the country.

Southwell Trail
Southwell Trail15.98 KMs away from St James Church

The trail is 7.5 miles and built on the former railway line of the Midland Railway. It stretches from Southwell to Bilsthorpe and passes the villages of Farnsfield, Kirklington and Maythorne. The Trail supports a wide range of habitats, because it crosses two distinct geological areas.

Southwell Minster
Southwell Minster16.35 KMs away from St James Church

Southwell Minster, the Cathedral of Nottinghamshire, is rich historical and architectural interest. It provides fine examples of the main styles of architecture, particularly Norman and early English. The latter is very evident in the 13th century Chapter House, one of the Minsters most glorious features with some of the finest examples of naturalistic carvings in the country - the Leaves of Southwell.

Gunthorpe Lock
Gunthorpe Lock16.37 KMs away from St James Church

Gunthorpe Lock is one of the largest locks on the River Trent which was once a major trading route.It’s still possible to see commercial barges, but now it’s better known for great waterway walks. It is also a fantastic area for spotting some aquatic wildlife.

Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum
Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum17.18 KMs away from St James Church

Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum portrays the fascinating story of this historic establishment from its early days as a Royal Naval Air Service base to the current day. It includes interactive exhibits including a Jet Provost flight simulator, Vampire T11 Cockpit, exhibitions and artefacts. There is also a courtyard area with Jet Provost aircraft on display.

Skydive Langar
Skydive Langar17.64 KMs away from St James Church

Skydive Langar is based in Nottinghamshire. They offer Tandem skydives, Charity Skydives, Accelerated FreeFall, and Basic Skydiving courses all for beginners. One of the iconic attraction in this area which attracts a lot of tourists.

Besthorpe Nature Reserve
Besthorpe Nature Reserve17.66 KMs away from St James Church

Besthorpe Nature Reserve is a restored sand and gravel quarry north of Collingham on the east bank of the Trent. Once the entire reserve is complete it will cover an area of over 160 hectares. It is a great example of how former industrial sites can have a new lease of life as havens for wildlife. and it is home to a variety of birds.

Mrs Smith's Cottage
Mrs Smith's Cottage17.83 KMs away from St James Church

This is a beautiful cottage located in Navenby, Lincolnshire and owned by North Kesteven District Council. It was the home of Hilda Smith from 1922 until 1995, just before her death at a remarkable 102 years of age. One of the iconic attractions in this area and is an example of the olden ages.

Whisby Nature Park
Whisby Nature Park20.44 KMs away from St James Church

Whisby Nature Park is a beautiful landscape near Lincoln, full of wildlife, walks and trails. Once barren and lifeless, this amazing place now abounds with wildlife. Enjoy a day out including walking trails, bird watching, a Wildlife Adventure Playpark,an Education Centre, a local produce café and gift shop, plus exhibitions and children’s activities.

Easton Walled Gardens
Easton Walled Gardens21.34 KMs away from St James Church

Easton Walled Gardens were abandoned from 1951 when Easton Hall was demolished. Renovation work on the 12 acres of gardens started in 2002. There is a Yew Tunnel, Cut Flower Garden, Cottage Garden, Turf Maze and two glasshouses. President Franklin Roosevelt described this garden as...'A dream of Nirvana..almost too good to be true.' The garden is as interesting for the planting as its long history.