Leave historic Newark and wind your way to Southwell Minster. Leave Bestwood and head to Newstead Abbey before dropping down to Eastwood. Pass through Stapleford to Long Eaton before finishing the tour at Beeston.
Newark contains a wealth of visitor attractions including Town Hall Museum, The Governor’s House, Newark Air Museum and the impressive Newark Castle remains and Gardens.
At Southwell you can visit the stunning spectacle that is Southwell Minster, site of Christian worship for over 1000 years. Explore the Chapter House, Pilgrim’s Chapel and Cathedral Shop. You can also explore the Museum of the Horse and the Museum of Timekeeping at Upton Hall, Greet House.
Just outside Bestwood village, you can relax and explore the 650 acres of Bestwood Country Park, a green haven with lakes ideal for walkers and cyclists to enjoy the great outdoors. You will also find the Winding Engine House. Enjoy a detour to Newstead Abbey before heading to Eastwood.
Drop down to the former coal mining town of Eastwood to visit the D H Lawrence Birthplace Museum. Close by you will find Shipley Country Park with 20 miles of paths and bridleways set in 700 acres – plenty of space for walkers, cyclists, horse riders and anglers.
Stapleford is a great base from which to explore the nearby attractions including Nottingham Industrial Museum. Stapleford is home to the oldest stone in Britain – the 200 million year old Hemlock Stone on Stapleford Hill.
Pop across the border into Derbyshire to visit the Attenborough Nature Centre before returning to Nottinghamshire.
Visit the stunning 40 acre woodland park and medieval site of Beeston Castle with its 4000 years of history - on a clear day you enjoy the spectacular views as far as the Pennines to the Welsh Mountains. From Beeston you can enjoy nearby Wollaton Hall, Deer Park & Gardens.