Askham is a small rural village just off the A57 road to Lincoln and close to the A1. It can be reached from Newark or Retford station by a quick direct line from London or Edinburgh.
Nottinghamshire’s Sherwood Forest is just 11 miles away, providing wonderful woodland walks, including the renowned Major Oak tree and the Robin Hood visitors centre.
The National Trust’s Clumber Park has 3,800 acres of spectacular scenery, with its well known double Lime Tree avenue of 1 ½ miles long. A large lake and many paths offer the chance to explore on foot or on hired bikes. The walled kitchen gardens and greenhouses are a 'must' to see
Other neighbouring National Trust & non-National Trust properties include Belton House, Mr Straws House, Southwell Workhouse and Doddington Hall.
The Roman city of Lincoln with its magnificent Cathedral is within easy travelling distance of 17 miles. The spire of the Cathedral can be seen on the horizon from the bedroom window of Ginny's Barn. Lincoln also offers a castle and excellent shopping facilities, ensuring there is something to satisfy all.
Historic Newark, 15 miles away, with its 12th Century castle, known as the last place for King Charles I before being captured by the Roundheads. A fine Georgian market square, plenty of cafes and a relaxing boat trip up the River Trent can all be enjoyed. Newark is also home to the National Civil War Centre. For aviation enthusiasts Newark also has an air museum to offer and don’t forget the local gliding club which meets on a Wednesday. There is an 18 hole golf course at Retford 5 miles away. Wetlands Animal Park, along with an exotic bird sanctuary and animals proves a popular visit.
The area is also noted for the Pilgrim Fathers Trail. Hodsock Priory, Rufford Abbey country park, The Dukeries Thoresby Hall, as well as Gainsborough Old Hall, a must to take you back to Medievil times.
Worth a visit is Hemswell Antiques, renound for being Europe’s largest Antiques centre, where bargains can be found. Newark also being an antique fairs capital.
City of Lincoln
Newark Air Museum
National Civil War Centre
Wetlands Animal Park
Retford Golf Course