We'll be building up a list of places of interest local to Three Legged Stool that registered users can rate. This will help visitors to the area find the best places to go and might even provide some inspiration for us locals too. If you want more information on any of these, why not pop in and see us - we might have some further literature, advice or even discount tickets for some of them.
Clumber Park is a beautiful expanse of parkland, heath and woods covering more than 3,800 acres.
Clumber was once the country estate of the Dukes of Newcastle. Although the house was demolished in 1938, there are many glimpses of its grand past to explore. From the Gothic-style chapel, often referred to as a 'cathedral in miniature', you can follow in the footsteps of dukes through the peaceful pleasure ground to the Walled Kitchen Garden where you can experience sights, scents and a taste of the past.
Today Clumber offers freedom to discover a ducal park - explore picturesque parkland and gardens, peaceful woodlands and a magnificent lake. Not only is Clumber's mosaic of habitats home to an amazing array of wildlife, it is also a great place to spot it.
Top 10 activities:
Hire a cycle, have fun and get fit exploring the park via 20 miles of cycle routes
Travel along Europe's longest double avenue of lime trees
See hundreds of varieties of fruit and vegetables along with herbaceous borders, a rose garden and cut flower borders in the Walled Kitchen Garden.
Pop into the Discovery Centre to find out more about Clumber's wildlife.
Enjoy the peace and quiet in the Chapel, often described a 'cathedral in miniature'
Discover the parkland by taking one of the rangers’ walks.
Pre-schoolers will have fun playing in The Burrow.
A rest and refreshments in one of the cafes
Retail therapy in the gift shop or second hand bookshop
Visit Hardwick Village
Creswell Crags is a limestone gorge honeycombed with caves and smaller fissures. Stone tools and remains of animals found in the caves by archaeologists provide evidence for a fascinating story of life during the last Ice Age between 50,000 and 10,000 years ago.
Creswell Crags was among the most northerly places on earth to have been visited by our ancient ancestors, a story that is unique on a European and World scale. All of the caves are protected by metal grills to preserve the rare archaeological deposits that remain inside. At the east end of the gorge is the Museum and Education Centre. The gorge is part of the Creswell Heritage Landscape Area.
Lovingly restored over a decade ago, this fabulous Grade I listed country house is a perfect getaway. Look beyond Thoresby’s stunning exterior and you’ll find restaurants, bars, museums and shops. We have an array of activities for you to join in with such as falconry, ghost tours and rifle shooting.
Thoresby Hall Hotel is exclusively for adults and has an unrivalled welcoming atmosphere. With all our breaks including beautiful bedrooms, amazing breakfasts, delicious 3 course dinners, plenty of daytime activities and evening entertainment to keep you dazzled till bedtime.
At Thoresby Hall Hotel there is always something to do during the day. With fabulous activities like Archery and Rifle Shooting to keep you busy.
The Spa provides you the opportunity to rediscover your senses... rest your mind... breathe freely and have a little bit of fun. Whether you're a regular seasoned spa goer or a first timer, the Spa here at Thoresby Hall is the perfect place to spoil yourself.
Worksop Priory (formally The Priory Church of Saint Mary and Saint Cuthbert, Worksop) is a Church of England parish church.
The church is Grade I listed by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport as a building of outstanding architectural and historic interest.
The church is open every morning for about two to three hours. This is dependent on personnel availability and the services and events which take place on a daily basis.