Edwinstowe is a great place to live, on the outskirts of Sherwood Forest, the legendary stomping-ground of Robin Hood, this 450 acre country park is now part of the Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve and a fascinating eco-system.
Clumber Park is a National Trust site that holds many events throughout the year. From led-walks and cycling opportunities to exploring walled gardens and the estate. There is always something going on at Clumber.
Sherwood Pines is a great spot for walking and family cycling to mountain biking, Sherwood pines is also home to Go Ape a tree-top adventure course and adventure play centre.
History and Culture
Rufford Abbey is an English Heritage site, which is described on their website as the best-preserved remains of a Cistercian abbey west cloister range in England, dating mainly from around 1170. It is a beautiful place to explore. The Major Oak is a well-loved veteran oak tree, which is known throughout the world for its connection to Nottinghamshire’s legendary hero Robin Hood.
Shopping, Entertainment and Leisure
Edwinstowe High Street is within a 5 minute drive from Rufford Pastures it bustles with a variety of individual and boutique shops synonymous with laid back village life a butchers, bakers, newsagent and a co-op local. There is free parking on the High Street. Center Parcs in Sherwood Forest is a wonderful combination of woodland and lakeside natural beauty. Activities range from quad biking to zip wires, it is the perfect place to explore what the forest has to offer.
Business and Enterprise
Edwinstowe is home to Edwinstowe House, a centre for business excellence in which a variety of businesses from graphic designers to holistic therapists thrive. Edwinstowe’s location makes it an attractive base for business.
Launay’s, is a local landmark. Serving a seasonal menu fusing traditional English and French cuisine with modern dishes from Europe and beyond. Their dishes are prepared by Head Chef Alain Launay using fresh, locally sourced ingredients from reputable local suppliers. The Forest Lodge is an 18th century coaching inn owned and run by the Thompson family. Over the years, it has become a multi-award winning establishment, is accredited to four star standard with the AA, and is rated under the National Accessible Scheme and has appeared in the Good Beer Guide since 2007. A must-visit.
Edwinstowe is located at less than an hour from the city of Nottingham and just 15 minutes from the town of Mansfield. Both cities have impressive shops, career opportunities, cinemas, restaurants and entertainment arenas. Edwinstowe is also just 30 minutes from Newark, which has great London access links via its fast and direct railway lines. To get to London from Newark Northgate takes less than 90 minutes.