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Piglet Cottage is a 2 bedroom one storey holiday accommodation that sleeps 4 and is located in Gainsborough, East England. This property is pet friendly allowing for 2 pets. Prices range from £242 to £674 per week and the accommodation has an average rating of 9.1 out of 10.. Local to Lea, Littleborough, Upton, Marton
Nestling on the edge of a 50-acre pine forest, where deer are often seen and owls are resident, these two delightful cottages enjoy glorious views and an ideal location for short breaks or family holidays. The surrounding landscape offers lovely walking, cycling and bird watching, whilst Lincoln city’s cathedral and famous Christmas market, York with its Minster and quaint streets, and the excellent shopping in Sheffield’s Meadow Hall are all within an easy drive. A gentle stroll leads to the local farm shop (open 3 days a week) and the ice cream parlour in Blyton (2 miles) promises delightful indulgence. The River Trent and good shops in Gainsborough are 4 miles. Shop and pubs serving food 2 miles
Who ate all the pies? Almost anyone who visits this delightful restaurant located at the top end of Steep Hill near the cathedral. Although scrummy pies are the speciality, lots of other delicious seasonal dishes make it onto the menu.
The Wig & Mitre offers the civilised surroundings of a really traditional English pub and restaurant. Taste the subtle differences in the other two pubs owned by the Wig and Mitre — Caunton Beck and the Bottle and Glass.
Renowned for its award-winning cuisine, The Jews House Restaurant in Lincoln is situated in a beautiful Grade I listed building on the site of a medieval synagogue. Dating back to 1150, it boasts gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside and the cathedral.
Discerning diners will head to Winteringham Fields, one of only four restaurants in Britain to meet the Good Food Guide 2006's criteria of being 'highly individual and displaying impressive artistry'. The 16th century manor house sits in a quiet rural village in North Lincolnshire.
With an emphasis on the region's freshly caught fish and locally grown produce, the menu at this award winning restaurant is classic Italian and French dishes with some really imaginative additions.
A welcoming village pub that serves homemade food and good beer in a friendly atmosphere!
Lots of traditional farm animals, as well as some rarer birds and animals, in their natural environment. There's also a Pets' Corner, indoor and outdoor play areas, a tea room and gift shop.
Bawtry Paintball and Laser Fields has a long and established history as a leading paintball venue here in the UK. They also have an unblemished safety record and safety is of paramount importance here, they provide all safety equipment and you are given a briefing before you commence any game, the staff are all highly trained and professional, as well as being friendly and helpful, they maximise your enjoyment here. It venue covers 385 acres and has an astounding 13 themed movie-set game zones that are furnished with actual props from a number of different movie sets, including real army trucks, huge tanks, a Wessex helicopter and the original Predator to add authenticity to the sets. The Castle Assault game has two multi-storey castles, there is a tree top fortress and the largest bridge to be found on any UK paintball site. You will not find any more realistic battle grounds elsewhere. You have to be a minimum of age 7 to take part in the Laser combat Games and age 10 for the junior paintballing. Once you have your equipment and team it is time to get tactical and plan your attack, then the fun starts as you run loose, hiding behind trees, scrambling through bushes in the quest to take over your enemies base, you will not have more fun anywhere else. Yes you will be bruised, battered and aching but, the adrenalin rush makes you forget about this. It is such an exciting and thrilling day that it will leave you wanting to return again. Bawtry Paintball and Laser Fields is an astounding day out for all the family don't hesitate book your own adventure here.
Yorkshire Wildlife Park is the UK's premier wildlife park, it allows you to walk around this park seeing animals in replicas of their natural habitats. They have a wonderful selection of animals here and it is a real family friendly venue. The park is open daily except for Christmas Eve and Day, it is well laid out and has nice gardens and woodland areas. The Safari Village is a new addition to the park and offers a great place where you can converge in the bright and airy cafe and enjoy some tasty food and refreshments, in a relaxed atmosphere. There is a nice giftshop that is well stocked with lots of interesting and relevant gifts. There are lots of picnic benches available if you want to take along a picnic. The staff are lovely, so helpful and enthusiastic with lots of knowledge about the animals. What is great about Yorkshire Wildlife Park is that you are able to get close to certain animals in their enclosures which, the children and adults love. There are play areas for the children. The facilities are very clean and overall the park is well maintained. Yorkshire Wildlife Park is a fun and educational experience that everyone can enjoy, a great day out for all.
The Tropical Butterfly House offers a unique opportunity to get closer to some of the world's most beautiful and unique living things! This is a must-see for animal-lovers in South Yorkshire. The facility is home to a wide range of creatures, even more than just elegant butterflies. Stop by and explore the Meerkat Mansion, Small Animal House, Farm Barn, Birds of Prey area, Prairie Dog Camp, Butterfly House and much more!
A fun park for all the family to enjoy in the beautiful surroundings of Sherwood Forest, home of the legendary Robin Hood.
Learn to touch and handle animals properly and get to feed them, too! Crammed with farm animals and pets, this working farm offers plenty of other adventures including a play area with trampolines, a sand pit and some exciting kart rides and roller racers.
Have fun getting lost in this maze made from conifer trees. There is also a picnic area.
The Humber Bridge Country Park, known locally as 'Little Switzerland', offers the opportunity to enjoy woodland, meadows, ponds and cliffs and all the rich mix of wildlife which these varied habitats support. Children can explore the winding paths, discovering play areas and hidden treasures, before enjoying a family picnic overlooking the soaring Humber Bridge.
Wheelgate Park truly has something for everyone with attractions ranging from thrilling rides, energising activities, and stimulating challenges. Fascinating historical exhibits and animal attractions.
Located on the Humber Estuary, The Deep is home to more than 3000 fish species and 40 sharks, making it one of the world's most comprehensive aquariums. Interactive equipment and audio visual presentations give a deeper understanding of the oceans and marine conservation. The Deep is an award-winning attraction for all the family.
Visit this famous 700 year old open market, which is the hub of the town, complemented by the new shopping centres, retail parks and department stores.
The Beverley 20 route sets off from the Humber Bridge and finishes at Beverley Minster after wending its way across the beautiful Southern Wolds. Enjoy the Humber foreshore, woodlands and valleys, pausing a while to admire Skidby Mill en route to Beverley Minster.
The Ale Trail encompasses hostelries both old and new, many welcoming families with children. Ye Olde Black Boy, dating back to 1337, and Ye Olde White Harte both offer historic anfd fitting settings in which to enjoy a pint of traditional Yorkshire ale. Equally, fine wines and coffee can be found in the stylish café bars.
Brilliant and energetic fun with a group of friends or family, Combat Zone Paintball is located in the heart of Lincolnshire only 5 miles from Lincoln city centre.
Kingswood Golf Centre is an American style parkland course, as well as a driving range and golf academy. It's location near Hatfield, makes it easily accessible for all. The course offers a range of challenges with raised tees and greens and water hazards on 13 holes. The course is well maintained and is in great condition. It is a challenging course and will accommodate all level of golfers. Kingswood Golf Centre has a warm and welcoming atmosphere that is extended to both members and visitors. The facilities here are very good and the staff are all so professional and friendly. The clubhouse has a nice open layout and the staff are very friendly and helpful and there is a comprehensive menu and the food is very good and reasonable. They have a state of the art driving range that extends to more than 300 yards, 16 of the bays have automated tees and 1 acts as a teaching bay. Kingswood Golf Centre is a top course and if you are in the region don't miss the opportunity to play here you will not be disappointed with the overall experience.
Brough is an 18 hole course, suitable for all ages and abilities. It is a popular and locally-acclaimed course - qualities which make it a pleasure to play again and again.
Cave Castle Golf Club is an 18 hole course suiting all levels of golfing ability. Undulating countryside, trees and water all add up to make this a fabulous golfing experience.
Hessle Golf Club is an 18 hole course, ideal for all ages and abilities. Its relative flatness makes for an easy walking and enjoyable round!
Ice Sheffield is the place for winter sport enthusiasts! Public ice skating and activities are available as well as lessons for those who want to learn how to skate, play hockey and much more. Those who want a little more adrenaline with their entertainment should check out Aerial Extreme, an urban high ropes course that includes 24 insane obstacles!
Two 18 hole courses, a floodlit driving range, an excellent putting area and a pro-shop are all waiting to be enjoyed at Cottingham Parks Golf and Country Club. Riding enthusiasts are catered for, too - there is also an equestrian centre here!
Risby Park makes a perfect day out for anglers, cyclists and walkers alike. The four well stocked ponds, set in peaceful surroundings, make for a great day's fishing. Visitors can also enjoy food and drink at The Folly Lake Café whilst admiring the undulating beauty of the surrounding scenery.
This course is only a short drive from the centre of Beverley and is alleged to be the oldest golf course in Yorkshire. Dating from 1889, its combination of parkland, heathland and links make it a fabulous course suitable for golfers of all ages and ability.
Set in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds at Scamblesby, a small village just off the A153 Horncastle to Louth road, the farm offers lessons, hacks and full, part or working livery, all supervised by a B.H.S.A.I qualified instructor (insured for all riders aged 4 and over).
Potteric Carr Nature Reserve is a picturesque spot where you can get to see a array of wildlife in their natural habitats. The reserves nature paths are suitable for both wheelchairs and pushchairs and provide easy access all around the park. The paths indicate how long the walk is in metres and along these routes you will see lots of wood and stone art. This wetland habitat is scattered with areas of woodland and wildflower meadows. There are hides that allow you to get near to the many birds that make their home here including woodpeckers and kingfishers. As you roam around you might even meet up with animals like roe deer and hedgehogs, or a grass snake by the waters edge. Each season brings its own attractions, in the summer months the meadows are full of butterflies and dragon flies and in the winter you may be fortunate to spot a overwintering bitter, a worldwide threatened species. The reserve runs a number of events during the year and activities for children during the holidays, so it is worth checking the website to see what is occurring here. The Kingfisher Cafe is located in the centre of the reserve and has a warm and welcome atmosphere and serves a nice selection of refreshments and light snacks that are good value for money. The reserve is beautifully maintained and the staff are so friendly, knowledgeable and approachable, if you have any questions do ask them. This peaceful and tranquil haven has something for everyone and you can happily pass several hours here, there is something for everyone here making it a great day out for all. If you get the opportunity to visit Potteric Carr Nature Reserve don't miss it.
With approximately 28 species of butterfly living at Whisby Nature Park, this lovely area is well worth a visit. Consisting of a mixture of flooded gravel pits, this 150 acre site encompasses woodland, lakes, grassland and heath. Soak up some of the local scenery on the way-marked paths winding through the park.
This lovely reserve is home to over 230 types of wildflower, over 250 species of moth and 50 examples of nesting birds. Keep an eye out for water rails, shovelers, crested grebes and reed warblers to name a few.
A renowned haven for a wide variety of butterflies and other insect life, the Chambers Farm Nature Reserve is a 360 hectare beauty spot located on the site of a medieval woodland near Wragby.
Mellow Elizabethan walls frame the formal East and West gardens, which are faithful to the Elizabethan layout — the West garden is a riot of colour from April to September. The Wild Garden is a joy in spring, when the Kitchen Garden bursts with produce.
Clumber Park is home to the longest avenue of lime trees in Europe and Clumber Chapel — a Gothic cathedral in miniature. Enjoy some of the most pleasurable walking around, including idyllic lakeside strolls. Or hire a bike and explore this great park with friends. It's also the perfect setting for a picnic and that family game of cricket or football during the summer months.
East Park is the largest in Hull. This gorgeous attraction was opened in 1887 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. The entire area includes 130 spacious acres of lush parkland. Get the adrenaline pumping by taking a ride on the Wicksteed splash boat, enjoy tea in the cafe or meet many charming creatures at the education centre.
The Five Weirs Walk is a gorgeous walking path that spans 8 km from the Sheffield city centre to Meadowhall. The journey traces the path of the River Don and includes a variety of peaceful views. Many enjoy this beautiful path each year, including cyclists, walkers, anglers, nature lovers and canoeists.
The Rivelin Valley Nature Trail offers a beautiful place to enjoy Mother Nature and get plenty of fresh air and exercise! This verdant path winds through gorgeous woodlands that gives visitors the freedom to explore while they stretch their legs. Bring a camera because you never know what kind of bird and animal life you might encounter!
The Winter Garden is an impressive facility that is also among the largest temperate glasshouses constructed in the United Kingdom in the last century. Visitors can explore a massive collection of more than 2,500 plants brought in from all over the globe. The enormous interior is big enough to house 5,000 domestic sized greenhouses.
National Trust owned Hardwick Hall displays the enormous wealth and authority of its original owner, Bess of Hardwick, and will be hosting various events throughout the year to commemorate the 400 years since her death. (Dogs allowed in park)
Gainsborough Old Hall is a unique medieval manor house right in the heart of Gainsborough. Built between 1460 and 1480, it remains largely in its original state.
In the heart of Scunthorpe, linked pedestrianised streets form The Parishes Shopping Centre. A multi-storey car park and the town's main bus station are conveniently integrated within the Shopping Centre itself.
Doncaster Greyhound Racing provides a night of fun and excitement for all those who attend. Whether you are dining in the Restaurant or cheering on from the side of the track you will have a great time. It is an event that can be enjoyed by ages and abilities. You can spend time studying the form or just pick your favourite name/colour whatever system works for you, and see if you can pick the winner. The Restaurant has a warm and lively atmosphere and the surroundings are comfortable, you will find the staff to be friendly and professional and the food here is very good and reasonably priced, really enjoyed the pie and peas. The thrill of waiting for your dog to come in and seeing if you win is just so exciting. Doncaster Greyhound Racing offers a night of thrills, fun and laughs and something different from the norm, so if you are looking for a different type of night out then give the dogs a go, you won't be disappointed.
Aeroventure is an aircraft museum devoted to preserving and displaying the aviation history of South Yorkshire and other areas and making it available to the public. The museum is located in an old aerodrome and is operated by volunteers and they are extremely friendly and enthusiastic about aviation so you will find them more than happy to answer and questions you might have whilst you are here. The main hangar is where most of the exhibits are on display but, there is lots to see outside. The exhibits include a section on the Falkland Islands War, World War II, 616 Squadron and the Anderson Shelter exhibit. It is a real hands on museum and nobody minds you touching things. There is access to many cockpits that are left open for you to climb into, children in particular love this. There is lots of information about the displays. In addition to the number of aircraft including helicopters on show there are, vehicles, engines, military vehicles, and lots of aviation memorabilia. A number of the aircraft on display are waiting to be restored so they do look a little neglected. In addition there is the flight simulator room that has two flight simulators, where you can try your hand at flying, great fun! There is a nominal entry charge to allow the museum to keep up its good work and is good value for what you get to see here. There is a small cafe that serves hot and cold drinks and some light refreshments as well as a gift shop that has a huge collection of airfix models as well as gifts relevant to aviation so there is lots here for aviation enthusiasts. They do operate a number of events throughout the year so it is worth checking to see if there is anything taking place if you are thinking of visiting. You do not have to be an aviation enthusiast to enjoy Aeroventure, it is a fun and interesting day for all ages.
Keepmoat Stadium is a 15,000 capacity stadium here in Doncaster. It is home to a selection of Doncaster's best sporting teams, including Doncaster Rugby League FC, Doncaster Rovers Belles and Doncaster Rovers. The stadium has first class facilities that include a running track, astro turf and a number of training fields. There are plenty of places to get refreshments when visiting for a game, they serve a good selection of hot and cold food. The staff throughout the stadium are friendly and helpful and overall everything is well organised. You can take a tour of the stadium, where you go behind the scenes, see how the football club is run, where players eat lunch before a match, the changing rooms and the room where all the trophies and silverware are kept. The guides are very good, engaging, friendly and knowledgeable. The atmosphere here is great, it is lively and bustling and the crowds really get going during a game. If you get to go to Keepmaot Stadium either to take a tour or see a match, you won't be disappointed, lovely stadium with great facilities.
The Vulcan Experience is a unique opportunity to see this stunning flying machine. All tours must be booked in advance owing to security measures at the airport, they must have all visitors names in prior to arrival. It is a great experience to see this iconic aircraft closeup, and appreciate her full glory. The tour commences with an informal chat about the aircraft and the history, you are sat around the aircraft so can see what they are talking about. You get to meet the aircrew and engineering crew too which, is a nice touch. You get to observe the pre-flight servicing and checks, through headphones as the crew talk to the tower and hear the engines start. There is also a nice selection of exhibits in the hangar, that you are taken around as well. The volunteers are very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and engaging and are more than happy to answer any questions that you might have. It is simple to book a tour on the website, and they will provide all the information that you need including directions, that are sent via email, you can choose from a Tarmac Tour or VIP Tour. The prices are very reasonable and by supporting the Vulcan Experience you are helping to keep the amazing aircraft in the air. There is tea and coffee and small snacks available and a shop where, you can purchase a choice of Vulcan associated products. If you get the opportunity to do the Vulcan Experience, don't miss it, it is interesting and informative and you will not be disappointed.
The Theatre Royal offers a wide range of workshops, theatre shows and exhibitions as well as courses for adults. Regular big events, weekly music and art galleries.
This friendly community theatre, situated at the heart of Lincolnshire's North Kesteven district, stages an exciting programme of quality professional music, dance and theatre work. See website for details.
Surrounded by beautiful countryside, and enjoying extensive views, Bolsover is well known for its castle and pleasant shopping area.
Visitors to Hull should make a point to stop by the tourist centre during their travels. This facility caters to the curious visitor who wants to learn more about local heritage and culture. Learn more about available services, gather information and find out where to eat and shop. A variety of attractive regional gifts, maps and souvenirs are also available for sale.
The Palace Theatre is a year short of celebrating its 100th anniversary so will be holding lots of exciting events with that in mind. Keep an eye on the website for further information.
Sheffield Theatre offers high quality entertainment presented live on the stage. Beautiful costumes, skilled actors and amazing scenery help create a unique experience for every production. Visitors can enjoy something from almost any popular genre. Past shows include favourites like My Fair Lady, The Full Monty, Thriller Live and many more!
Demon Wheelers offers fun activities for groups of all ages! From corporate events and team building exercises to family outings and themed nights, there's much to do. Demon Wheelers offers one of the most diverse entertainment options around, with everything from motorized and shooting activities to inflatables, indoor activities and laser tag!
Mecca Bingo is a fun way to enjoy a classic game! If you love the thrill that comes with playing to win, Mecca has a lot to offer. Sign up and take advantage of deals for new players. A wide range of bingo rooms are available, ranging from 80 Ball Bingo, Dancing Queen, Lucky 7 and Sunset Strip to Joker Jackpot, Britain's Got Talent Bingo and many more!
The Crucible Theatre is an important landmark because it was constructed during a time when the the city of Sheffield had lost all of its major theatres. With only one small venue still in business, the area was in dire need of another entertainment option. The Crucible was opened in 1971. Many well-known and beloved actors have performed on stage at the Crucible, including Ian McKellen and Edward Petherbridge.
Right in the heart of Sheffield and open 7 days a week, with lots of high street names and designer brands.
Greentop Circus is a school that provides opportunities for those seeking professional training as entertainers. Adult classes and workshops are offered and cover everything from aerial performance to acrobalance and point and line work. Activities for children are also offered and include holiday events, trapeze, free running, acrobatics and advanced lessons.
The Mansion House in Doncaster has been a prominent building here in the city for more than 250 years, it is a dignified and stately building, a real architectural gem. It is one of only four remaining civic Mansion Houses in the country. Its purpose was to provide a suitable venue for corporate entertaining and it more than achieves its purpose. Today it still serves as a local working government building. The interior of the building has many outstanding and interesting features including, the impressive and elegant staircase constructed in the imperial style, there are three clocks made by George Hallifax who also served as mayor twice, the great kitchen that now serves as a dining room but, retains many of its original features, the gallery and peace window, the ballroom with its intricate plasterwork ceilings, throughout are many fine paintings, chandeliers and antique furnishings and furniture. The tours are free and run by volunteers, the guides are friendly and animated and really bring the history of the building to life. What you might not know is that the Mansion House holds afternoon tea here once a month and it is a fantastic event, a real old-fashioned treat, the staff are really friendly and attentive and the selection of refreshments is absolutely wonderful, you can even take home the cakes that are not eaten. The staff are also willing to discuss the building and its history so a great way to find out more about this lovely building. Other events are hosted throughout the year so worth checking to see what is happening here. So if you get the opportunity to visit the Mansion House don't miss it, you will be delighted by all that it has to offer.
The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft is located on an old wartime airfield and houses the world's biggest collection of preserved trolleybuses. If you have a keen interest in the history of transport then this is a must see attraction but will still interest those who don't. The museum will transport you back in time to an era when trolleybuses were a major form of transport. As they are operated by electricity they are silent so it is best to keep to the pavements and only cross at the designated areas. On entry you are given an old penny that you use to buy a day pass and this allows you unlimited travel on the bus circuit all day long. There are a collection of old trolleys on display with a number under different stages of restoration. Throughout the exhibitions narrate the story of Britain's earliest trolleybuses, using information boards, photos, models, mannequins in replica driver and conductor uniforms, there is a small number of original and replica artefacts. You can also see an old "pre-fab" house, these were built to solve the housing problems after World War II, they are furnished as they would have been in the 1950's, very interesting. In the centre there is a grassed area that is used to host different events. There are also some flea markets that sell old transport related books and models of trolley buses in addition to other items of interest. A Souvenir shop that is stocked with relevant items that will appeal to enthusiasts. The cafe serves a nice selection of drinks and light snacks that are tasty and reasonably priced. The staff are dressed in period costumes and are all volunteers you will find them to be both friendly and helpful. The Trolleybus Museum offers an interesting and informative day out and is worth a visit if you are in the area, you will not be disappointed.
Markham Grange Steam Museum is located at Markham Grange Nurseries and Garden Centre, in a dedicated building to commemorate these great machines that were the driving force of the Industrial Revolution. On display here are some great examples of working stationary steam engines, marine steam engines and steam pumps both big and small. Each engine has been carefully and renovated and reassembled by a team of volunteers, who continue to maintain them. These volunteers are so friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable and are more than happy to show you around, explain the machines and answer any questions that you might have. There is no charge to enter the museum, they just ask for a donation and it is now only open on steaming days which, are on Wednesdays and the first Sunday of each month, these days are pretty remarkable and should not be missed, seeing all the machines powered up and working away is really impressive. Markham Grange Steam Museum is a fantastic way to look into this important era of our past however, it may not appeal to all. However, if you are keen on working machines, levers, pulleys and knowing how things work you will love it here. The museum is interesting and informative and provides a great insight into these stationery engines, if in the area then worth a visit.
Minister Church of St George is a beautiful church within the town centre of Doncaster, a church has been on this site for more than eight centuries, todays church has been here since around 1855, so it has a long and varied history, and is a main part of Doncasters history and heritage. It continues to serve as a place of prayer and worship and offers a choice of Sunday and weekday services. The congregation of Minister Church of St George is welcoming to all visitors to the church and are more than happy to show you their delightful church. Although it is currently undergoing a major renovations there is still lots to see and appreciate. Amongst the treasures here are a clock by the same designers as Big Ben and an amazing 5 manual organ by the highly regarded German organ builder Edmund Schulze and lovely stained glass windows. It is not a large church but, the tour is interesting and informative. Outside is a lovely little graveyard. Minister Church of St George has a lovely peaceful and calming atmosphere and offers the perfect place for reflection and thought. If in Doncaster centre don't miss this lovely church, it is well worth a visit.
Lincoln Castle was built in 1068 by William the Conqueror. The beautiful grounds are the perfect spot for a picnic and there are 3 towers to climb, 12th century wall walks, and a prison to explore. (Limited disabled access)
Soaring above the city, Lincoln Cathedral is one of the finest medieval buildings in Europe and dominates the landscape for miles around. Most of the Cathedral dates from the 13th century when it was rebuilt in the new Gothic style. See if you recognise sections from the 'The Da Vinci Code' which was partly shot here!
Cusworth Hall is an impressive grade II listed country house that was constructed around 1740 for a local landowner, it underwent many changes over the years and was worked on by some of the finest craftsmen and artists of the time to create a stunning home. It has undergone a loving restoration to bring it back to its former glory and today is a splendid representation of a home of this era. Cusworth Hall opened its doors as a museum in 1967 and you will find a large collection of objects that depict the story of past life here in the Doncaster region. The history of the hall and the families that resided here are fully narrated. The majority of the museums collection has come from donations by locals and impressively includes more than 36,000 objects, including costumes and accessories, toys and games, kitchen equipment, agricultural and mining hand tools and much more, printed ephemera and about 10,000 photographs and glass plate negatives. All exhibits are clearly displayed and well documented. The house has so much to see but of particular interest are the amazing ceiling paintings in the Italiante Chapel, The Great Kitchen, Bake House, Still Room and Laundry that give a real look at what life was like for the servants in the house. Outside the gardens are stunning and again have undergone major and considerate renovations to bring them back to their splendour of 1909 and they now reflect the grandeur of the house, with their lakes, planting and rich wildlife. There is a good adventure playground for the children. There is no admission to the house and throughout the year they hold a number of events, activities, walks and courses so it is always worth checking to see what is on if you are thinking of visiting. There is a nice Tea Room that is located in the old stables that provide a lovely charming environment to enjoy some refreshments, in a relaxed setting. The staff at Cusworth Hall are very friendly and helpful and have lots of knowledge on the house and are happy to answer any questions that you might have. Cusworth Hall Museum and Park is a delightful house with lots to see and is very interesting, it is an enjoyable and interesting day out for all ages.
Parts of St Mary's date from as early as the 12th century, with additional work being carried out throughout the centuries that followed. It is a place of regular worship, whilst close by its 'twin', St Peter's, is in the care of English Heritage.
Brodsworth Hall and Gardens is a unique visitor attraction in South Yorkshire. Once you step through the doors of this lovely Victorian country house you are transported back to a bygone era. The house has been suspended in time and all the furnishings, belongings and mementos are as they were left by the family when it was occupied as their home, nothing has been moved. Outside the grounds are stunning, it is like an assortment of scaled down grand gardens, all have been brought back to their original Victorian grandeur and contain a colourful selection of seasonal colours, they are beautifully maintained. In addition there is a children's play area complete with a boat and rocking horses. A focal point of the house is the enormous Victorian kitchen, complete with a huge cooking range and original housekeeper's chair. The rooms of the house are as you would expect, ornate and resplendent with Victorian furniture, antiques and fine paintings. There are taster tours that operate at 11.00am and 12.00am but these only encompass six rooms on the ground floor, so it is probably best to take the tour, to get the history of the house and to hear the many stories of the house and its occupants, and then roam free by yourself to take in the remainder of the house and gardens. The house also has a small exhibit and information about Brodsworth Hall during the Second World War. The staff are friendly and most helpful and will obliging answer any questions you might have. The cafe offers a nice selection of beverages and light snacks, they offer good value for money. Brodsworth Hall and Gardens is a stunning property that is full of interesting history and will be enjoyed by all, definitely worth visiting.
Situated on the old World War 2 airfield of Winthorpe, Newark Air Museum has a varied collection of aircraft and memorabilia, most of which is displayed undercover. The museum shop also comes highly recommended, as do the snacks and drinks served in the tea rooms.
A great family day out, with the fantasy entertainment house for children and the grand castle with its wonderful collection of art work to admire for the parents. The Venus Garden is also worth a visit with impressive statues and a lovely fountain.
The Spurn Lightship is over 80 years old and spent 50 years of her life as a navigational aid in the hazardous water of the River Humber. Come and see how the crew lived and worked and learn more about the history of this hardy vessel!
The Seven Seas Fish Trail is a fun way to discover Hull's Old Town. The novelty fish pavement guide visitors as they journey past 41 art sculptures created by artist Gordon Young in 1992. Each depicts a real fish species that is true to its real life size. Trail leaflets are available.
Be transported back in time while exploring the Maritime Museum in Hull! This important historic attraction is found inside the Victorian Dock Offices within Queen Victoria Square. Learn stories of life on the sea then take a look at a full size whale skeleton along with exquisitely detailed ship models and related artefacts.
The roots of the Hull Truck Theatre go back four decades, when an up-and-coming theatre company was seeking new members. The company toured out of the back of a truck, hence the unique name. A number of interesting productions, concerts and charity events are available at the main theatre throughout the year.
Holy Trinity Church is an active religious organisation that offers visitors a place to worship and marvel in the beauty of a house of God. The building contains many exquisite treasures, including the coralloid marble font which dates back to 1380 and is still used today. Family enquiries can also be made for those who want to research their history.
The Streetlife Museum of Transport is a unique experience for visitors in Hull. This attraction depicts 200 years of history focused on the importance and development of transportation methods. Stroll down a 1940s style street and take a ride on a traditional carriage or the tram. There is much to see and do at the Streetlife Museum!
See many sides of Hull's history by paying a visit to the Arctic Corsair! This popular landmark can be found behind the Streetlife Museum along the River Hull. Tours are available throughout the week and last approximately one to one and a half hours. Visitors should contact the attraction ahead of time to verify current open hours.
Wilberforce House is the birthplace of William Wilberforce, the renowned and pioneering slavery abolitionist. It is the oldest anti-slavery museum in the world and is home to informative exhibits, period costume and furniture.
The Hull Tapestry weaves intriguing tales in fibre. This fascinating artefact began in May of 1991. Samplers were created at the time by volunteers who wanted to teach various stitches. The Queen Mother visited Hull for the re-opening of Ferens Art Gallery the same year and expressed interest in the initial panel.
The Hull and East Riding Museum is a unique historic landmark that illuminates the long, rich history of the area. Go back in time by taking a walk through an Iron Age village or stop by a Roman bath house complete with gorgeous mosaics. Over 235 million years of history is covered.
The elegant Hull New Theatre is one of the premiere touring venues in the United Kingdom. This gorgeous structure is home to a wide range of captivating programmes, ranging from opera, ballet and drama to musicals, children's presentations and one-night shows. Travellers can contact the venue to learn more about upcoming productions.
Metheringham Airfield is a small, well maintained museum dedicated to RAF 106 Bomber Squadron which flew from here during the second world war. Photographs, information and displays give a fascinating insight into everyday life on an active airfield. What's more, many of the original buildings still remain, including the ration store. Regular events are held throughout the year.
The Blue Shed is a contemporary production space in Sheffield. The organisation strives to improve the community while adhering to its core values. The venue hosts a wide range of programmes and exhibits, including live performance art, music and a variety of other mediums. The spaces are highly adaptable so every visit is a unique experience.
The Proud Sheffield Manor Lodge overlooks the Don Valley. The nearby landscape is breathtaking and contains much history for those who want to learn more about the area.Learn about the imprisonment of Mary Queen of Scots and how Sheffield survived the devastating assault of the Blitz. Workshops, holiday events and much more are offered throughout the year.
The lofty Skidby Windmill has been operating since it's construction in 1821. The facility produces stone ground whole meal flour which can be purchased in the on-site museum shop. Observe timeless architecture as well as a historic structure that is still functional today. Enjoy breathtaking views of the east riding wolds while remaining close to the city.
The Lyceum Theatre was constructed in 1897. The design was based around the proscenium arch. Today it is the only theatre still standing outside of London that was designed by famous architect W.G.R. Sprague. Along with a rich history, the Lyceum also presents an appealing list of performances that include opera, contemporary dance and locally produced programmes.
The solemn Cholera Monument was given to Sheffield in 1930 as a gift from the Duke of Norfolk. The 3 hectare space serves as the burial ground for many of the more than 400 people who died during the cholera outbreak of 1832. The monument stands in their memory. Once the site was presented to the city, a few additions were incorporated including toilets, an old men's hut and a bowling green.
The Fulwood Old Chapel is a quaint building that is used as a place of worship by Unitarians. Located in Sheffield, this handsome building was constructed between 1728 and 1729. It was originally utilised as a meeting place for English Dissenters. The single-storey building is made of thick stone walls and may be the burial place of the first daughter of social reformer Samuel Plimsoll.
Sheffield's Weston Park Museum is a fascinating landmark that offers a detailed look at the area's rich history. A wide range of exhibits are on display. The permanent collection includes the Arctic World, What on Earth!, Treasures and Sheffield Life and Times exhibits. Events are hosted throughout the year so each visit is unique!
The Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul offers a tranquil place to worship and celebrate God. The building was constructed on land that has long been used for religious purposes.The 9th century Sheffield Cross once stood there and is now found in the British Museum. Come and join the local community by participating in events and services or stop by to admire the breathtaking stained glass windows.
The Fire and Police Museum in Sheffield is packed with unique exhibits that showcase the equipment and vehicles used by these two vital emergency services. Visitors of all ages will love getting up close to police cars, fire trucks and so much more! This is the largest volunteer-run museum of its kind in the United Kingdom.
The Cathedral Church of St. Marie can be found in Sheffield, England. This religious landmark has seen many years of local history pass. Services are still offered at the church, including mass and prayer groups. Travellers can join in regular worship or stop by to enjoy a concert or any of the other events on the church calendar.
Sheffield's Town Hall is a breathtaking landmark that officially opened in 1897. Construction came much later in the area's history than other Town Halls of the same period because the Council was more concerned with taking care of social issues than spending resources on a structure.The building was later expanded upon and is currently an impressive testament to beauty and prestige of the city it serves.
The award-winning Peace Gardens can be found on Pinstone Street close to the Winter Garden. This beautiful urban landmark is part of the Heart of the City project which focuses on cultural regeneration in Sheffield. Travellers can explore a central walk area and follow the Gold Route which leads to the Sheffield Railway Station.