Local attractions and activities close to Tall Trees Touring Park
Being less than 1 mile from Mansfield Town Centre and with easy access to the A1 and M1 Motorway, you are in a superb position for visiting the Derbyshire Peak District, National Trust’s Clumber Park in Worksop, Chesterfield’s Crooked Spire, and was historically the centre of Sherwood Forest. This is still a peaceful, rural area, but with all the amenities of a modern town close by. Our Touring Park is within walking distance of a friendly family pub serving delicious meals, shops, and takeaways. As the home town of double Olympic Gold Medal swimmer Rebecca Adlington, Mansfield offers a well appointed indoor heated swimming pool for the whole family at the Rebecca Adlington Swimming Centre.
Once a royal hunting forest, this is the legendary home of the outlaw Robin Hood, today part of a National Nature Reserve because of its national ecological importance. Within the 450 acre site there are 900 veteran oak trees, including the famous Major Oak. This ancient oak, one of Britain’s most famous trees, is located just a ten minute walk from the Visitor Centre. Come and visit one of the world’s most famous woods!
Newstead Abbey, best known as the former home of the poet Lord Byron, was originally an Augustinian priory founded by Henry II in about 1170. A small religious community existed there until Henry VIII dissolved the monastery in 1539. In the following year, Henry granted Newstead to the poet’s ancestor, Sir John Byron, who converted the priory into a house for his family. West Front of Priory Church.
Creswell Crags is a limestone gorge honeycombed with caves and smaller fissures. Stone tools and remains of animals found in the caves by archaeologists provide evidence for a fascinating story of life during the last Ice Age between 50,000 and 10,000 years ago.
With an extensive 3,800 acres you can enjoy idyllic walks, cycle rides or leisurely site-seeing at Clumber Park. The estate has a large lake, a double avenue of lime trees from 1840, stables, a church, a palladian bridge from 1770 and a 19th century walled garden with a 450 feet Glasshouse.
Hardwick Hall is one of the finest Elizabethan buildings in the country. A big claim, but we’re confident you’ll agree. Full of architectural and artistic delights from Elizabethan embroidering to Forties furnishing, walking through the hall is always an enjoyable experience.
The best-preserved remains of a Cistercian abbey west cloister range in England, dating mainly from around 1170. Set in the heart of Robin Hood Country, this country park offers native woodland, lake and gardens, that change with the seasons.