Not far from Byron's Newstead Abbey, this 17th-century timbered inn has been modernised over the…
Mansfield Lodge Hotel
“Friendly small hotel in a residential area close to town” - VisitEngland Assessor
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Mansfield Lodge Hotel is a friendly, family-run, small hotel situated in the heart of Robin Hood country. This well-furnished, smart Victorian property is less than ten minutes’ walk from Mansfield town centre. Bedrooms come in a variety of sizes and styles and are mostly en suite. Function rooms are ideal for small events and conferences.
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About the area
Most people associate Nottinghamshire in the East Midlands with the legend of Robin Hood, though the former royal hunting ground of Sherwood Forest has been somewhat tamed since Robin’s outlaw days. Traditionally, the county’s primary industry, alongside agriculture, was coal mining but it is also an oil producing area, and during World War II produced the only oil out of reach of the German U-Boats.
The county is divided between the old coalfields north of the city of Nottingham, the commuter belt of the Wolds to the south, Sherwood Forest and the great country estates known as the ‘Dukeries’. Towns of note are the river port and market town of Newark, which hosts major antiques fairs six times a year, and Southwell, known for the medieval minster with exquisite carvings of Sherwood Forest.
D H Lawrence was a Nottinghamshire man, born in Eastwood, the son of a miner and former schoolteacher. He grew up in poverty, and his book Sons and Lovers reflects the experiences of his early years. Other Nottinghamshire notables include Thomas Cranmer, the first Protestant Archbishop; Jesse Boot, founder of the Boots pharmaceutical company; Henry Ireton, the man who singed Charles I’s death warrant; and Olympic skaters Torvill and Dean.
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