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Do you fancy visiting Nottinghamshire on a budget? I live in Nottinghamshire, it isn’t by the sea, it isn’t near London and many people probably don’t even know where it is. The county is lovely though so today I want to share with you 7 places I think you should visit in Nottinghamshire on a budget!

If you are looking to book somewhere for a staycation this year then I highly recommend my area. There is so much to do in Nottinghamshire and you don’t have to pay over the odds to stay somewhere like Center Parcs to enjoy it! So, get a booking somewhere nice to stay and see what the county has to offer. Ebooking is great for good offers for a variety of places!

Newstead Abbey

Newstead Abbey is a lovely area that is more than just an abbey with acres of woodland, gardens and a lake you could truly spend all day here. There is a nominal cost per car but otherwise, unless you choose to have a tour of the Abbey it is a cheap day out. Watch out for the beautiful peacocks whilst visiting too. More about Newstead Abbey.

Sherwood Forest

If you want to visit the real home of Robin Hood then Sherwood Forest is a must-visit place. It is just on the edge of a village called Edwinstowe which has some lovely little shops so pop and visit those too.

At the edge of the forest, you can also find the Sherwood Forest craft centre with some lovely little shops including a rocks and gems shop which is amazing and well worth a visit. Whilst in the area I would also recommend Rufford Abbey which is a short drive away.

Rufford Abbey

Another large open space perfect for picnics with a lake, woodland, abbey ruins, a playpark for kids and a couple of small gift shops! If you visit Rufford be sure to have a walk by the lake and watch cars drive through the Ford. It is a perfect place for families who want to visit Nottinghamshire on a budget!


Newark is a lovely town with a few antique shops, some nice little walks and a castle. If you have young children the park that is just over the other side of the river to the castle is great and will keep them occupied for hours!


If you like boutique shops and those unusual places to visit then you will like Southwell. There are a few other things to do there but the main visitor attractions are Southwell Workhouse run by The National Trust and Southwell Minster. It is a lovely place when visiting Nottinghamshire on a budget if you don’t spend much in the shops!

Nottingham City Centre

If you love shopping then definitely go into Nottingham city centre, it has some great shops and plenty to do from mini-golf to the theatre, VR centres and so much more. Somewhere we have enjoyed eating is The Horn in Hand if you are looking for a recommendation.

Clumber Park

A National Trust property, Clumber park just charges per car and you could spend days there and still not cover the whole area! There is so much to do including a church, gardens, restaurant/cafe, a large lake to walk around taking around an hour, a BBQ area, a campsite and a ford that a few cars go through but not as many as the popular Rufford Ford above. It is popular for visiting Nottinghamshire on a budget!

Do you fancy visiting Nottinghamshire? Let me know and we can have a cuppa! There is so much to do here, these are just a few of my favourites, the Peak District isn’t far too, along with the East Midlands Designer Outlet!

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