4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Welcome tea/coffee on arrival
3-course dinner menu with 3 choices per course
Tea/coffee after dinner
Full cooked breakfast
Secret Lives of Kelham Hall Tour including tea/coffee and biscuits
25-minute documentary at Kelham Hall
2-hour Cruise with Cream Tea
Entrance to Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre with guided walk
2.5 hours self-guided experience at The Workhouse Southwell
We arrive at our hotel in time for welcome tea/coffee and 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 relax and enjoy tea/coffee and biscuits here, before making our way to the picturesque town of Newark. 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. Explore the gateway to this historic woodland, with many beautiful trails and the 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 is 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. Taste fine dining at Michelin star restaurants, shop at high street favourites and unique independent stores. Alternatively, revel in the modern art scene at Nottingham Contemporary, or explore Nottinghm Castle. 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 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