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Places of Interest in Edwinstowe
King John's PalaceKing John’s Palace is the remains of a former medieval royal residence in Clipstone, north-west Nottinghamshire. The name “King John’s Palace” has been used since the 18th century; prior to that the site was known as the “King’s Houses”. It is not known how or when the building became associated with King John as he only spent a total of nine days here.
Rufford AbbeyThe best-preserved remains of a Cistercian abbey west cloister range in England, dating mainly from around 1170. Incorporated into part of a 17th century and later mansion, set in Rufford Country Park. Rufford was one of the first abbeys in England to be affected by the Suppression of the Monasteries, and the whole estate was quickly acquired by George Talbot, 4th Earl of Shrewsbury.
This wildlife-rich reserve consists of a mixture of dry grassland and woodland and a series of spring-fed ponds, three of which are medieval in origin. Enjoy butterflies and dragonflies during the summer. The site, formerly a Wildlfie Trust Reserve is now owned and cared for by Forest Town Nature Conservation Group.
The Forest Town Nature Conservation Group (FTNCG) works to improve nature conservation sites within and around Forest Town (Mansfield), including Spa Ponds.
Vicar Water Country Park
Vicar Water Country Park is just to the south of Clipstone village and has been formed on the site of a former colliery, lying in the shadow of the headstocks of Clipstone Colliery.
At the centre of the park is Vicar Pond, a large fishing lake that was created by the 5th Duke of Portland in the 1870’s. In the past the lake has been used for boating and swimming but today it is a thriving coarse fishery (day tickets available). The park is also a designated local nature reserve.
Sherwood ForestSherwood Forest, a 450-acre country park, is home to the well-loved veteran oak tree, the Major Oak which is known throughout the world for its connection to Nottinghamshire’s legendary hero Robin Hood. Sherwood Forest is located near the village of Edwinstowe, in north Nottinghamshire, and the large English oak is thought to be between 800 and 1,000 years old. Legend has it that the ancient oak not only provided Robin Hood with shelter, it was also the place where he and his Merry Men slept.
Sherwood Pines Forest Park is a fantastic and inspiring place to experience the outdoors. There is something for everyone all year round, from walking and family cycling to mountain biking, Go Ape and adventure play. The park is open all year round (apart from Christmas Day) from 8:00am till dusk.
Forestry Commission, Kings Clipstone, Mansfield, NG21 9JL. Tel: 03000 675443