The 10 Best Things to Do in Worksop, United Kingdom (UK)

November 27, 2017 Jacquiline Darosa

Worksop is the largest town in the Bassetlaw district of Nottinghamshire, England, on the River Ryton at the northern edge of Sherwood Forest. It is about 19 miles (31 km) east-south-east of the City of Sheffield and its population is estimated (Mid 2012) to be 44,970. It is also twinned with the German town Garbsen. Worksop is attracting an increasing quantity of commuters to the local area because of its close proximity of Nottingham, Lincoln, Sheffield, and to a lesser degree, Leeds, Derby, Doncaster, and Kingston-Upon-Hull.
Restaurants in Worksop

1. Mr Straw's House

5/7 Blyth Grove, Worksop S81 0JG, England +44 1909 482380
Excellent
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4.5 based on 248 reviews

Mr Straw's House

Come and discover a 1920s house captured in time...Step back in time to the 1920s and find out how a grocer's family lived in this market town. This ordinary semi-detached house, with original interior decorations from 1923, was the home of the Straw family.For 60 years the family threw little away and chose to live without many of the modern comforts we take for granted.Photographs, letters, Victorian furniture and household objects spanning 100 years can still be seen exactly where their owners left them.As the house is rather cosy, it is essential to book a tour in advance - just give us a call to do so!

Reviewed By GrahamK4 - Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

So different from a NT stately home - the Straw's were prosperous grocers, with the house frozen in the period 1900-1939. Small group (4) guided tours only, very efficient and with each guide bringing the house to life in a slightly different way.

2. Creswell Crags

Crags Rd | Welbeck, Worksop S80 3LH, England +44 1909 720378
Excellent
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4.5 based on 542 reviews

Creswell Crags

Creswell Crags is a world famous archaeological site, a limestone gorge with caves and lake, home to Britain's only known Ice Age Cave Art. This art is thought to date to about 13,000 years ago and provide a glimpse into the rich culture and fascinating life of our distant relatives. Over 100 years of archaeological work at the site has unearthed stone tools and remains of animals providing evidence for a fascinating story of life during the last Ice Age.

Reviewed By Amelia C - London, United Kingdom

What a nice surprise. We were not sure what to expect but we had a great time. The art cave was closed due to bats nesting so we visited the Robin Hood cave instead with our guide, John. John was informative, fun and patient with...MoreHi Amelia, Thanks for your review - we appreciate all feedback we receive. We're very glad you had a lovely visit to us - we hope to see you again in the summer, when our Cave art Cave is reopen! (from March onwards!)

3. Hodsock Priory

6045 Off B, Blyth, Worksop S81 0TY, England +44 1909 591204
Excellent
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4.5 based on 215 reviews

Hodsock Priory

Hodsock Priory is a wedding venue on a private estate surrounded by North Nottinghamshire countryside and easily accessible from the A1 and M1 at Blyth. Nationally famous for its winter garden and displays of snowdrops - open in February only each year. Wrap up warm and enjoy a walk in the woods then have a cup of tea a slice of home-made cake by the bonfire.

Reviewed By AFC23 - Sheffield, United Kingdom

We visited Hodsock Priory yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. We have been before although not for a few years and it is somewhere to keep returning to. We were lucky with the weather, a crisp, bright winter day which certainly makes for the...MoreThank you, AFC23, for returning to see us and letting others know what you thought of your visit to Hodsock this time.

Welbeck Estate, Worksop S80 3LT, England +44 1909 501700
Excellent
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4.5 based on 185 reviews

The Harley Gallery

The award-winning Harley Gallery offers changing displays of contemporary craft and visual art alongside historical Exhibitions focusing on members of the Cavendish family at Welbeck. The Gallery Shop sells work by over 200 leading craftspeople and designers and the Courtyard Gardens house The Lime House Café for fresh coffee, home-made cake and light lunches.

Reviewed By Barbara P

A modern, light and airy gallery that contains both modern art and design and a more traditional collection of historical paintings and artefacts connected to Welbeck Abbey.
The modern collections change from time to time; the Lego models were particularly interesting on our last visit.
Disabled friendly with lifts to the first floor and well designed disabled loos.

5. Clumber Park

Clumber Park | Nottinghamshire, Worksop S80 3BD, England +44 1909 544917
Excellent
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Clumber Park

Clumber is a beautiful expanse of parkland, heath and woods covering more than 3,800 acres.Clumber Park was once the country estate of the Dukes of Newcastle. Although the house was demolished in 1938, there are glimpses of its grand past to explore - from the Gothic-style chapel, often referred to as a 'cathedral in miniature', you can follow in the footsteps of dukes through the peaceful pleasure ground to the Walled Kitchen Garden, where you can experience sights, scents and a taste of the past.Today Clumber offers freedom to discover a ducal park and provides a haven for wildlife within an idyllic setting.With 3,800 acres of picturesque parkland and Gardens, peaceful woodlands and a magnificent lake to enjoy there is plenty of space to explore and relax with your family and friends.Not only is Clumber's mosaic of habitats home to an amazing array of wildlife, it is also a great place to spot it.And there's much more to explore.

Reviewed By DonDons369 - Boston, United Kingdom

We are so glad we have found this park as it is beautiful. We love the 4 mile walk around the long lake. A little muddy in places today but a flat accessible walk, easy for cyclists and pushchairs. It is National Trust so members...MoreThank you so much for your positive feedback, everyone at Clumber Park appreciates it.

6. Langold Country Park

Church street, Langold, Worksop, England
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4.5 based on 98 reviews

Langold Country Park

Reviewed By Michael B - Doncaster, United Kingdom

firstly the splash park. this was great. the kids loved it. lots of children playing with a nice atmosphere.
second, the snack bar. this could really be better with only a few modifications. quite a poor choice really, especially when compared to other park cafes.
third, the restrooms. very poor. end of
last, the lake. lovely walk around, but not very wheelchair/pushchair friendly as the once clean path is now more gravel. still doable, but more difficult.
overall, it is still a nice lace to visit for a sunny afternoon

7. Welbeck Estate

Cavendish House | Welbeck, Worksop S80 3LL, England +44 1909 500211
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4.5 based on 77 reviews

Welbeck Estate

Welbeck is one of the great traditional landed estates. Set mainly within Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire, an area of great natural beauty, some of the most important historic buildings in the Midlands have been revitalised and are providing unique residential and commercial letting opportunities for a thriving, sustainable community. The Welbeck Estate in itself is not a 'destination', but you can visit the following enterprises located on the Welbeck Estate: - The Welbeck Farm Shop The Harley Gallery The Welbeck Abbey State Room Tours The Harley Cafe The Dukeries Garden Centre (run by Notcutts Garden Centres)

Reviewed By kattenschling - Milton Keynes, UK

Having long wanted to see this house we finally got places on one of the rare extended tours this week. Well run by a personable and knowledgeable lady. The house proved a disappointment- a large Edwardian house inserted in to an eighteenth century shell. the contents were unexciting ( all the good stuff is in the Portland collection outside). The best part to me was the Art Deco chapel which very very few are allowed to see. Such a pity!
Absolutely vital to see the Portland collection afterwards as it contains some magnificent pieces. To the great credit of the owners admission to the collection is free.( The owners keep themselves very much in the background and their identity appears a closely guarded secret. And why not?)
I think it well worth travelling to see the collection but you will have to wait another year to see the house if you think it worth the wait.

8. Chesterfield Canal

Canal Road, Worksop S80 2EH, England
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4.5 based on 25 reviews

Chesterfield Canal

Reviewed By Jan W - Chesterfield, United Kingdom

We passed through Worksop on our narrowboat this week and it struck me what a wonderful resource the canal is for the community during these times of economic uncertainly.
We saw many people walking, cycling, running and fishing. It was half term and mums were talking the kids for a stroll along the towpath, teenagers were gathered by the waterside to enjoy the unseasonally warm autumn weather - and it's all free!

9. The Canch Park

Priorswell Road, Worksop S80 2BU, England
Excellent
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4 based on 16 reviews

The Canch Park

Reviewed By lottie49 - Grimsby, United Kingdom

This park will probably be nice in summer, but is a bit colourless in winter and the loo's are locked. The view of the canch water is pretty and had some water birds,(swans ducks geese) on which was nice. That apart it was a bit depressing,it was a gray day though. Must return in summer.

10. St Mary and St Martin's Church, Blyth

High Street, Blyth, Worksop, England +44 1909 591857
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5 based on 8 reviews

St Mary and St Martin's Church, Blyth

Reviewed By Lynn G - Nr Doncaster

We visited this church for a wedding and were quite taken aback by this lovely church. It has so much history is worth a visit without the need for a wedding invitation.
It is in the nice village of Blyth where you can get yourself some lovely pub food. Good walking area.
Parking is available at the church or if gates are shut there is parking in the village.

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