Here are some of our favourite places to stay in the area, and some ideas for things to do a little further afield…

Places to stay

  • The Winnings holiday cottages in the heart of the Welbeck estate.
  • Browns of Holbeck for award winning Bed and Breakfast (especially for grown ups).
  • Ye Olde Bell, a 4* hotel located conveniently just off the A1.
  • Clumber Park Hotel and Spa offers a wide range of facilities and an array of dining options.
  • Forest Lodge in Edwinstowe is an independent inn, located within walking distance of Sherwood Forest.

Things to Do

Please make sure to check the websites of the different attractions for full visit information, including opening times and entry charges where applicable.

  • Creswell Crags Britain’s only known Ice Age rock art. 5 minutes drive from The Harley Gallery or a 20 minute countryside walk. Download the walking route here. (Please note that telephone signal at The Harley Gallery is poor, so if you plan to use the map on a device please download it before you visit.)
  • Clumber Park 15 minutes drive. Like Welbeck, Clumber Park is one of the neighbouring ducal estates which make up the area known as ‘The Dukeries’ and was once owned by the Dukes of Newcastle.
  • Bolsover Castle is just 15 minutes’ drive from The Harley Gallery, and was part of the Welbeck estate until it was given to the nation in 1945. Visit to see the ‘Little Castle’, built by William Cavendish.
  • Hardwick Old and New Halls are 30 minutes drive from The Harley Gallery, visit to see Bess of Hardwick’s houses. Visit the Hardwick Hall website. Visit the Hardwick Old Hall website.
  • Like Welbeck, Chatsworth is home to descendants of Bess of Hardwick. In 1607, Sir Charles’ Cavendish became owner of Welbeck Abbey. His older brother William inherited the neighbouring Chatsworth Estate in 1608. Download a ‘Cavendish Connection’ leaflet about the Cavendish properties.

For more ideas visit and inspiration go to  Visit Nottinghamshire.