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Southwell Trail - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Southwell Trail, Southwell NG25, UK

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About Southwell Trail

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.

Attractions Near Southwell Trail

National Trust - The Workhouse, Southwell

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 Minster
Southwell Minster0.82km from Southwell Trail

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.

Sconce and Devon Park
Sconce and Devon Park8.36km from Southwell Trail

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.

White Post Farm
White Post Farm8.54km from Southwell Trail

White Post Farm can provide a unique day out with plenty of opportunities to get up close to the animals. The farm covers around 25 acres of land, with more than 3,000 animals! These include classic farm animals such as cows, goats and pigs, as well as some more exotic animals such as llamas, wallabies and reptiles.

Newark Castle and Gardens
Newark Castle and Gardens8.73km from Southwell Trail
Robin Hoods Wheelgate Park
Robin Hoods Wheelgate Park8.74km from Southwell Trail

Robin Hoods Wheelgate Park is a 30 acre family theme park and water park in Farnsfield, Nottinghamshire, England. The park includes two large indoor play centres, a farm and a water park, all included with admission.Animals are the residents of Wheelgate Park, and throughout the park there are many places where kids can see and visit the animals. There are many play zones within the park each having a specific associated theme. Within each zone, are rides and activities that follow the theme of

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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.