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Bestwood Country Park - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Park Rd, Bestwood Village, Nottingham NG6 8TQ, UK


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About Bestwood Country Park

Bestwood Country Park is a country park near Bestwood Village, Nottinghamshire, England. Bestwood was a hunting estate owned by the Crown from the medieval period until the 17th century, when King Charles II gave it to his mistress, Nell Gwyn, and their son. In the Victorian era, Bestwood was the location of a coal mine which closed in 1967. It was established as a country park in 1973.

Attractions Near Bestwood Country Park

Bestwood Winding Engine House
Bestwood Winding Engine House0.45km from Bestwood Country Park

The Winding Engine House is the last remaining part of Bestwood Colliery - one of the busiest coal mines in Nottinghamshire. The winding engine lowered colliers into the mine shaft, and winched mined coal up to the surface. The tall brick building houses a huge winding engine. Originally it was powered by steam, but today's visitors see the massive engine moved by an electrical motor. The engine dates back to 1876, the heyday of Victorian industrial engineering.

Kings Park
Kings Park1.29km from Bestwood Country Park

King's Park, located in the heart of the historic market town of Retford, North Nottinghamshire, covers an area of 10 hectares and is divided by the River Idle into two distinct parts. YOu can find a landscape of colourful and attractive seasonal flower displays, an herbaceous border, well maintained lawns with specimen trees, a renovated rock and water garden, tennis courts, bowling green and pavilion. There are also so many other things to do and see In this park.

Titchfield Park
Titchfield Park2.46km from Bestwood Country Park

Titchfield Park is an award winning Green Flag Park located 10 minutes’ walk away from Hucknall Town Centre. The park covers approximately 24 acres and includes provision for a range of formal sports and recreational activities. Informal recreation opportunities include a skate park, youth area and children’s playground as well as ball courts.

St Mary Magdalene Church
St Mary Magdalene Church3.1km from Bestwood Country Park

The Church of St Mary Magdalene in Hucknall, Nottinghamshire, is a parish church in the Church of England dedicated to Jesus' companion Mary Magdalene. The church is Grade II* listed as it is a particularly significant building of more than local interest. It is set in a peaceful churchyard overlooking the market place in the centre of the town. The building itself is of great architectural interest and is built on the site of an old Saxon church.

Burntstump Country Park
Burntstump Country Park3.54km from Bestwood Country Park
Arnot Hill Park
Arnot Hill Park3.69km from Bestwood Country Park

Arnot Hill Park is located on the edge of Arnold Town Centre and is a great place to enjoy a walk and for the kids to play on the new adventure playground. Inside the park, you can also visit Lake View Cafe for a delightful selection of hot drinks, cakes and more while enjoying a beautiful view out over the lake.

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Nottinghamshire is a county in the East Midlands region of England, bordering South Yorkshire to the north-west, Lincolnshire to the east, Leicestershire to the south, and Derbyshire to the west. The traditional county town is Nottingham, though the county council is based at County Hall in West Bridgford in the borough of Rushcliffe, at a site facing Nottingham over the River Trent.