Historical splendour at Southwell
There's a lot of history attached to Southwell. One of Nottinghamshire's prettiest towns, it paid host to both Oliver Cromwell and King Charles I around the time of the English Civil War. The Bramley apple was first propogated here, and every year this is celebrated at the Bramley Apple Festival. History buffs in particular will find plenty to enjoy in Southwell.
Admire the architecture of Southwell Minster
Built over Saxon and Roman foundations, Southwell Minster has a beautiful blend of 12th and 13th century features, with zig-zag doorframes, curved arches and unique stained glass. The church grounds make for a pleasant walk, and there's also a good value tea room for refreshment.
Southwell Workhouse - a harsh reminder of Victorian austerity
The most complete workhouse still in existence, Southwell's was built in 1824 and is a reminder of how tough austerity was in the 19th century for the poor. Nonetheless, its old factory floor and workhouse chambers make for fascinating viewing. Looking for a cheap hotel Near Southwell? The Nearest, Travelodge Newark North Muskham Hotel is 7 miles from town, while the Travelodge Nottingham Central Hotel is 11 miles away if you want to see vibrant Nottingham too.