Creswell Crags is the ideal spot from which to begin your exploration of the Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and South Yorkshire borders.
To the east, Nottinghamshire’s Sherwood Forest dates back to the Ice Age and this ancient woodland and historic royal hunting ground is best known for the legendary Robin Hood. The area has a number of excellent attractions from contemporary and historic art galleries to extreme adventure centres. Creswell Crags forms part of the Welbeck Estate which is the historic home of the Duke of Portland and offers a variety of events and leisure activities.
To the west the Derbyshire landscape begins to show evidence of the Peak National Park beyond. The area is renowned for the great stately homes of Hardwick Hall and Bolsover Castle and much of the surrounding land is owned by the Duke of Devonshire and is part of the Chatsworth Estate. The home of Bess of Hardwick is a rare Elizabethan ‘prodigy house’ and is one of the most important architectural jewels owned by the National Trust. Bolsover Castle and Hardwick Old Hall are both owned by English Heritage and members may wish to note the Creswell Crags is an ‘Affiliated Attraction’ and offers discounts to card holders, check your handbook for details.
To the North and North-West Yorkshire offers a wide variety of attractions. Sheffield is the most immediate urban area and boasts a lively nightlife and excellent restaurants and cultural establishments.