Worksop, Nottinghamshire

The reason most visitors go to Worksop is to see Mr Straw’s House, an unassuming red brick Edwardian semi, owned by the National Trust, perfectly preserved as it was in the 1920s when it was home to a grocer and his family. You might, as you’re here, fancy a wander round the town, in which case you’ll find the usual mix of high street stores, charity shops and so on.

Worksop is known as the ‘Gateway to the Dukeries’ due to the number of stately homes nearby, which were lived in by dukes and earls back in the day. Some no longer exist, others, like Clumber Park and Thoresby Park are open to the public, so if you like historic houses and gardens, pop them on your list for when you’re in Nottinghamshire on your large group holidays in the UK.

Just a ten minute drive from the town are Cresswell Crags, a fascinating Archaeological Park with a deep limestone gorge, caves and rock shelters, and a museum displaying the find unearthed here from the days when woolly mammoths roamed.

All information correct at the time of writing

Large Holiday Houses in Nottinghamshire