This is literally on the doorstep of our canal holiday home and runs from Langley Mill to the River Trent south of the A52. A wonderful route for exploring the Nottinghamshire countryside that inspired DH Lawrence, passing through small towns and villages just outside Nottingham.
The canal is very popular for walking and cycling in green and peaceful surroundings. It sees less boating traffic than some canals, so it is a great place for boaters to escape the crowds.
You will discover Nutbrook Junction and Trowell Marsh, areas of nature reserve along the canal with a rich mixture of woodland, grassland and swamp it makes this a great place to spot wildlife. You can hire canal boats at Sawley Marina on the river Trent.
Chatsworth House is renowned for the quality of its art, landscape and hospitality, and it has evolved through the centuries to reflect the tastes, passions and interests of succeeding generations.
Today, Chatsworth contains works of art that span 4,000 years, from ancient Roman and Egyptian sculpture, and masterpieces by Rembrandt, Reynolds and Veronese, to work by outstanding modern artists, including Lucian Freud, Edmund de Waal and David Nash.
Famous for its rich history, historic and modern waterworks and sculptures, its Victorian rock garden and maze, there is something for everyone in the 105-acre Chatsworth Garden.
The Peak District is 30 minutes drive away from our budget peak district accommodation. It is mostly in northern Derbyshire, but also includes parts of Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Staffordshire and Yorkshire. An area of great diversity, it is split into the northern Dark Peak, where most of the moorland is found and the geology is gritstone, and the southern White Peak, where most of the population lives and the geology is mainly limestone.
It has a multitude of quaint villages, market towns and plenty of trails where you can walk, run or cycle. Couple this with some amazing scenery, plentiful wildlife, reservoirs and a great many historic buildings.
Alton Towers is under an hours drive away and currently operates nine roller coasters among other major attractions including Nemesis, Oblivion, Congo River Rapids, Runaway Mine Train, Hex - The Legend of the Towers, Thirteen, The Smiler, and Galactica.
The standard opening hours at the theme park are between 10am and 5pm with early ride time from 9am, however operating hours can change based on expected attendance and rides can close as early as 4pm or as late as 9pm. The park hosts special events throughout the year, such as concert nights, a Scarefest event for Halloween, and an end-of-season fireworks display.
Historic site at the heart of the Robin Hood legend and starting point for the English Civil War, Nottingham Castle commands spectacular views over the city and once rivalled the great castles of Windsor and the Tower of London.
The Robin Hood statue still stands proudly outside Nottingham Castles Gatehouse for everyone to see and is probably the most photographed landmark in the City!
Our holiday home is perfectly located to visit the castle and provide a base for a Nottingham city break holiday being just 20 minutes on the bus to the centre.
For non-stop adventure, specifically aimed at children aged 2 to 13, visit Gulliver’s Kingdom in Matlock, close to the Heights of Abraham, which is only 35 minutes drive from the house.
There are plenty of rides to choose from, including the Crazy Barrel Ride, The Switchback rollercoaster, Ladybird Ride and the water canyon ride, Gully’s Pirate Adventure.
You can also enjoy the fabulous views of the stunning Matlock landscape from certain areas of the park, such as the log flume with its altitude of 629 ft.!