4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Welcome tea/coffee on arrival
3-course menu with 3 choices per course
Themed dinner on one night
Cream tea on one afternoon
Quiz on one night
Tea/coffee after dinner
Secret Lives of Kelham Hall Tour including tea/coffee and biscuits
25-minute documentary at Kelham Hall
2-hour Cruise with Afternoon Tea
Entrance to Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre
2.5 hours self-guided experience at The Workhouse Southwell
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.
Kelham Hall, Newark & Trent River Cruise
This morning we take a tour of Kelham Hall, a beautiful stately home considered a masterpiece of Victorian Gothic architecture and set within stunning parkland gardens. A local expert historian will relate its incredible history from being the ancestral home of the Manners-Sutton family through to its magnificent design plus its use as a Theological College by an Anglican Order of Monks and its significance during WWII. We also enjoy tea/coffee & biscuits while here. We make a stop in the picturesque town of Newark to visit the bustling market, perfectly positioned in a beautiful Georgian square lined with historic buildings and once the centre for the wool and cloth trades. In the afternoon we spend a relaxing two hours with afternoon tea on a scenic sightseeing Trent River Cruise.
Sherwood Forest New Visitor Centre & Southwell Workhouse
This morning we enjoy an adventure at Sherwood Forest New Visitor Centre, gateway to this historic woodland with many beautiful trails and legendary home to Robin Hood, one of the world's best loved folk heroes. We follow a trail through the forest to discover its most famous ancient resident, the Major Oak Tree. With a canopy spread of 28 metres this amazing tree is the oldest oak in Britain and fabled to have been used as shelter for Robin and his Merry Men as they outwitted the forces of the law. In the afternoon we indulge in a sobering social history visit at the atmospheric Southwell Workhouse. It offers a fascinating vignette of how the poor lived as we explore the rooms, vegetable garden and yards and find out about the role of the workhouse and how it evolved through time.
Day at Leisure in Nottingham
Today we spend the day in Nottingham. Why not taste fine dining at Michelin star restaurants, shop at high street favourites and unique independents and enjoy local produce in traditional market towns. Nottinghamshire is one of the UK's top destinations, and a warm welcome always awaits.
After breakfast, we make our way home.
4* Mercure Nottingham Sherwood, Nottingham
This modern hotel is situated within easy reach of Nottingham city centre and is an ideal base for exploring the dynamic culture and rich history of this region. The smart and modern rooms are tastefully decorated with a nod to Nottingham's historic lace industry. Each of the 172 bright and contemporary bedrooms are equipped with a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The open plan restaurant is situated in the conservatory where friendly staff serve seasonal dishes that will spark your taste buds. You can relax in the attractive bar area or indulge in some of the leisure facilities which include a heating swimming pool, sauna and gym.
Lift Free Wi-Fi Restaurant Bar Indoor Swimming pool Games room Fitness Centre Hot tub Jacuzzi Sauna Spa and Wellness Centre Tea and coffee making facilities Telephone TV Safe Hairdryer Complimentary Toiletries Iron and ironing board Air conditioning and Heating in rooms Safety Deposit Box Wake-up service Work desk with lamp