From Byron’s haunts to brewing heritage, explore the diverse range of local heritage and tourism attractions brought to life in this brand new trail. Linking Daybrook Square in Gedling Borough to Portland Park in Ashfield District, it highlights places of interest along a route with stunning imagery and information.
Papplewick Pumping Station is Britain’s finest working Victorian water pumping station. It boasts a range of original features, including an ornate Engine House, ornamental cooling pond and a boiler house complete with six Lancashire boilers, all set amidst formal landscaped grounds.
The borough is home to some of the country’s finest and most historic countryside, including the country parks at Bestwood, Burntstump and Colwick as well as the beautiful Newstead Abbey.
The once derelict farm buildings of Patchings Farm have been transformed into the Barn Gallery, art and pottery studio, restaurant, framing and art materials shop. The annual art and craft festival in June provides a perfect excuse to see art exhibits from the UK and overseas.
The museum includes period furniture and clothing, fossils, a framework and knitting machine, and a Victorian kitchen and living room.
The studio is host to the most comprehensive range of Bonsai, pots, books, tools and sundries in the country. A must for all Bonsai enthusiasts, it is open every day except Tuesdays