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Besthorpe Nature Reserve - Things to Know Before Visiting

7HT, A1133, Newark NG23 7HQ, UK

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About Besthorpe Nature Reserve

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.


Attractions Near Besthorpe Nature Reserve

Fledborough Viaduct
Fledborough Viaduct7.53km from Besthorpe Nature Reserve

Fledborough Viaduct is a former railway viaduct near Fledborough, Nottinghamshire which is now part of the national cycle network. Fledborough Viaduct is situated in Fledborough Holme, close to St George the Martyr's Church, North & South Clifton. Today the railway trackbed eastwards from the site of Fledborough station, across the viaduct, through Clifton to Doddington & Harby forms an off-road part of National Cycle Route 647 which is part of the National Cycle Network.

Newark Air Museum
Newark Air Museum8.08km from Besthorpe Nature Reserve

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.

Whisby Nature Park
Whisby Nature Park9.5km from Besthorpe Nature Reserve

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.

Doddington Hall & Gardens
Doddington Hall & Gardens10.16km from Besthorpe Nature Reserve

A privately owned, fine late Elizabethan Mansion with stunning gardens, located just outside Lincoln. Discover the history and heritage of Doddington Hall and enjoy their 360 virtual tours. This Hall is also the setting for many weddings and events, concerts and exhibitions and has five holiday cottages available for short stays. Visitors are able to explore not only the Hall and Gardens but also the Bike Shop, Café, Restaurant, Coffee Shop, Home Store, Farrow & Ball and Country Clothing Store.

St Mary Magdalene Church, Newark-on-Trent
St Mary Magdalene Church, Newark-on-Trent10.25km from Besthorpe Nature Reserve

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 Gardens10.35km from Besthorpe Nature Reserve

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Nottinghamshire
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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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