Mansfield is a town of approximately 100,000 inhabitants, located in the East Midlands county of Nottinghamshire. Within close proximity to the county’s principal city, Nottingham while also being close by to Sheffield to the north, this former industrial town has plenty of attractions to keep both visitors and locals entertained.
High street retailers and independent stores line its streets, while the Four Seasons Shopping Centre also houses a number of big name brands. Finding an eatery or nightspot to cater to your own taste and budget shouldn’t be too difficult either, with a being located a stone’s throw from the Market Square.
Mansfield is easily accessible on foot and well-connected to its neighbouring areas via public transport. A small, fuel-efficient car is all that’s needed in this part of the world.
The Palace Theatre is the one of the town’s most-visited venues, offering a varied selection of both professional and amateur productions. Although the theatre underwent redevelopment during the 90s, many of its original features were restored, allowing the venue to maintain its charm and character unassumingly.
Parks and green spaces are aplenty in Mansfield and make for the perfect retreat away from the bustling town centre. Just south of the main train station you’ll find Titchfield Park, through which the River Maun runs. The summer months are the best time to visit, as you can partake in leisurely a game of bowls, tennis or basketball or simply wander and admire the beautifully-kept flowerbeds.
For those with the children in tow, the Willow Tree Family Farm makes for a great day out. Situated a 10-15 minutes north of the town, the attraction features a range species, from rabbits and guinea pigs to snakes and tortuous. Admission is reasonably priced, while a café serving hot and cold beverages and snacks is also located on site.
Mansfield has a number of car parks dotted around the town, therefore finding a space shouldn’t be too much of an issue.
The M1 motorway is situated just over six miles to the west of Mansfield, connecting the town to the rest of the eastern side of the UK and further afield.
On the M1, there is a nearby service station, Tibshelf. The services have petrol stations, cafes and a shop where you can buy a few essential groceries.
East Midlands Airport is located just over half an hour away from Mansfield, being 25 miles north north-east of the town centre. It has direct flights to almost 100 destinations worldwide.
The journey to the airport by car couldn‚Äôt be much more straightforward. Leave Mansfield via the A661 then join the M1 southbound for 16 miles before exiting at junction 24. You‚Äôll find the airport 3 miles away from the motorway roundabout, along the A453.