Local Area


Newark-On-Trent is an attractive busy market town situated on the River Trent and the route of the ancient Great North Road. Its most famous period in history is as a Royalist hold during the Civil War.

Newark is also home to Newark Showground that hosts the International Antiques and Collectors Fair with over 4000 stalls.

Newark Show Newark Antique Fair


Southwell is a delightful market town steeped in history dating back to the Roman Times; a temple has recently been unearthed under the old minster school. The 900 year old Minster Church dominates the landscape with its twin towers visible for miles round.

History is still in the making with the Hockerton housing project, the UK’s first self sufficient ecological housing development. The houses are amongst the most energy efficient purpose built dwellings in the country.

Southwell in winter Southwell market, near Southwell race cource


The village of Upton is set in beautiful countryside, and is also the home of the British Horological Institute.

The 13th century church of St Peter and St Paul stands looking down on Southwell racecourse and the Trent valley. Although we have no shops we have a very welcoming public house, The Cross Keys,
that serves evening meals.

The Southwell folk festival is becoming one of the Midlands premier annual events and is held quite close to the village.

Cross Keys Upton Upton Church