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Thieves Wood consists of 200 Hectares of mainly Pine forests. The site is also suitable for cycling and horse riding nd walking. Hundreds of years ago,trees from these woods provided timber for the construction of Nottingham Castle.Since that time they have virtually remained untouched until 1976 when violent storms destroyed thousands of mature trees.

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Newstead Abbey

Newstead Abbey

2.1km from Thieves Wood

A beautiful historic house set in a glorious landscape of gardens and parkland within the heart of Nottinghamshire. Founded as a monastic house in the late 12th century, Newstead was home to the poet Lord Byron between 1808 - 1814. Inside the Abbey there is much to explore including Victorian room settings, and the poets private apartments.

Sherwood Observatory

Sherwood Observatory

2.71km from Thieves Wood

Sherwood Observatory stands in a perfect position to explore the wonders of the night sky. Built in 1986 for the Mansfield & Sutton Astronomical Society it’s now set to reach new heights. With ambitious plans announced this week, the observatory is poised to develop a visitor attraction that’s out of this world. There is a club meeting room that hosts society meetings and lectures and also serves as a lecture theatre for the public on open evenings.

King's Mill Reservoir

King's Mill Reservoir

4.53km from Thieves Wood

Kings Mill Reservoir was originally a medieval mill pond, in 1837 William Bentinck the fourth Duke of Portland increased it's size by building a dam and flooding 72 acres of farmland, this would supply water all year round to the mills further down the river Maun and was completed in 1839. This lake in Mansfield has a nice walking trail to follow around the perimeter of the water. The trail runs for just over a mile with nice views across the lake and lots of waterfowl to see too.

Baily House

Baily House

5.01km from Thieves Wood

Baily House is a historic home located at Newark in New Castle County. It was built about 1835 and is a 2+1⁄2-story "L"-shaped frame dwelling with a three-bay front facade. It was probably constructed as a single-family dwelling that may have been formerly connected to a row of matching houses. Some believe that it was moved from Baltimore to Newark in the mid-19th century. It was the residence of Harriet Baily, who headed the Art Department of the University of Delaware from 1928 until 1956.

Mansfield Museum

Mansfield Museum

5.43km from Thieves Wood

Mansfield Museum is a local authority museum run by the council in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. The five galleries of Mansfield Museum contain a fascinating mix of contemporary and modern displays, from the exquisite Buxton watercolours and Pinxton porcelain to the hands-on XplorActive environment gallery.

Papplewick Pumping Station

Papplewick Pumping Station

5.6km from Thieves Wood

Papplewick Pumping Station, situated in open agricultural land approximately 3 miles by road from the Nottinghamshire village of Papplewick, was built by Nottingham Corporation Water Department between 1881 and 1884 to pump water from the Bunter sandstone to provide drinking water to the City of Nottingham, in England. Two beam engines, supplied with steam by six Lancashire boilers, were housed in Gothic Revival buildings.

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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.

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