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Southwell

Church Street, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0HD
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Southwell Minster

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Southwell has many elegant Regency houses but its architectural jewel is the Minster church, boasting some of the best medieval stone carving in England. Just outside town is the Workhouse, an authentic 19th Century institution restored by the National Trust. Find out what life was really like for Victorian paupers in this starkly atmospheric building.

Ironically for the location of an attraction about poverty, the Nottingham Evening Post recently declared Southwell Nottinghamshire’s millionaire capital. In fact, this prosperous small town of 6,000 has never been short of admirers. Lord Byron once claimed that “I shall never be so happy again as I was in old Southwell.” Centuries on, Sir John Betjeman reported that “the Georgian elegance of Southwell ensures that few small towns are as unspoilt.”

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What's Nearby

  1. Southwell Minster and Archbishop's Palace

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  2. The Workhouse

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  3. Reg Taylor's Garden Centre

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  1. Swan Sanctuary

    Nottinghamshire's 9 acre Swan Sanctuary is magical and unique. The shaped contours of...

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  3. Museum of Timekeeping

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  4. Southwell Golf Club

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  5. Kelham Hall & Country Park

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  6. Dukes Wood Oil Museum

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  7. White Post Farm Centre

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  8. Robin Hood's Wheelgate Park

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  9. Bilsthorpe Heritage Museum

    In the early 1900's Bilsthorpe village's population was approximately 200 and slowly...

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  10. Sconce and Devon Park


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    Large area of public open grass and woodlands, including Devon...

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  11. Newark Castle and Gardens

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    Newark Castle and Gardens are lovely, formal gardens...

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  12. Governor's House


    This was the residence of the Governors of Newark during the sieges of the Civil War. A...

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  13. Newark Town Hall Museum

    This is one of the finest town halls in the country, designed in Palladian style in 1774...

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