Nottinghamshire Historic and Architectural Properties and Gardens

Nottinghamshire Castles, Abbeys, Churches, Houses, Estates and Gardens, Industrial Heritage attractions and museums (English Heritage / National Trust / others) many with brief details of disabled access.
Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Nottinghamshire Attractions and Nature pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.

We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed


Kelham Hall & Country Park - Kelham, Newark - Victorian stately home in 44 acres of parkland, woodland and riverside walks, children’s adventure play areas, guided tours of the Hall - full disabled access throughout the building and immediate area around the Hall, however some ares of the grounds e.g. riverside meadow, the event field etc may not be suitable for wheelchair users


Hodsock Priory Garden - Blyth, Worksop - garden open in Snowdrop and Bluebell season, tea room, cafe, childrens play area - The Woodland Walks are suitable for all abilities and in good weather are passable with wheelchairs and buggies


Mr Straw's House (NT) - Worksop - Step back in time to the 1920s with a house that has remained virtually unchanged since the Straws moved here in 1923, furnishings, household objects, domestic items - Steps to access back gardens and greenhouse with alternative route on request. Several flights of steep stairs inside both houses. Braille guide, sensory experience, large print guide available


Newstead Abbey Historic House and Park - a home of Lord Byron with a Byron collection, also a costume collection, and changing exhibitions, Parkland, a number of formal gardens, play area, cafe, shop - "Due to the historic nature of Newstead Abbey there is no lift access to the upper floor of the House and access to the ground floor is limited", café is accessible for wheelchair users, accessible toilet, wheelchair loan, baby changing facilities


Tuxford Windmill - Fully working independent wind-powered flour mill, guided tours, baking classes, tea room, mill shop - Unfortunately we have no accessibility info for this site


Wollaton Hall, Gardens & Deer Park - guided tours of the Hall inc Prospect Room and Tudor kitchen and Admiral’s Bath, also holds the city’s natural history museum with Natural Connections, Bird, Insect, Mineral, and Africa galleries. Formal gardens, Camellia House, botanic garden, Red and Fallow Deer in the park, children’s play area, cafe, shop - Hall has lift access to gallery floors and toilets, tactile models of the park and hall and a ‘Changing Places’ facility changing-places-icon


The Workhouse (NT) - Southwell - the most complete workhouse in existence, was built in 1824 as a place of last resort for the destitute, designed to house around 160 inmates, written and audio guides, tour, events and activities, Victorian vegetable garden - Some areas might not be fully accessible to all visitors. Ground floor accessible via ramps virtual tour available for cellars and upper floors, accessible toilet, subtitles on introductory video, Braille and large print guide available. Grounds - partly accessible, loose gravel paths. Accessible route



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