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County - Nottinghamshire | Map
Tel code: 01777 | code search
Postcode: DN22 | code search
Population: 21300
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East Retford is a market town in the historic English county of Nottinghamshire. It stands on the eastern banks of the River Idle, which feeds the River Trent. Consensus of opinion is that the name (originally Redforde) comes from the reddish colour of the water in the river due to people and livestock crossing regularly and disturbing the red clay of the riverbed. East Retford is close to the A1 and has access, via the A57, to many other major cities in the area. The borough of East Retford received its first charter in 1246, making it likely that a church existed before the first record of a church, which comes from 1258. The present church of St Swithuns was first built in the 14th century and some of these early parts survive, some still with the original painted decoration. The remainder of the church was mostly built in the 15th century, although the tower had to be rebuilt in the 17th century after it had collapsed in a storm in 1651. Retford has two theatres you can enjoy; The Majestic Theatre hosts the more famous actors and shows, whilst you can enjoy shows by the Retford Little Theatre Amateur Drama Group at the Retford Little Theatre.

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West Retford Hotel (0.44 miles)

West Retford Hotel

This superb 18th century manor house is set in over 3 acres of professionally landscaped gardens. Located in the historic market town of Retford, this traditional hotel is one of the best in the area. Relax ... More | visit website

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Elms Hotel (0.69 miles)

Elms Hotel

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The Elms hotel is an impressive grade 2 listed building set in beautiful grounds in the market town of Retford.
The hotel provides an excellent base for visting Nottinhamshire, Sherwood Forest and ... More

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Barns Country Guest House (The) (1.91 miles)

Barns Country Guest House (The)
Oak beams and open fireplaces await the discerning traveller in this converted 18th century farm building.

Looking for a quality Bed and Breakfast in the Retford area? Located just a couple of miles of the A1 and ... More | visit website
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Ye Olde Bell Hotel (3.22 miles)

Ye Olde Bell Hotel

This romantic 17th century coaching inn, in the Nottinghamshire village of Barnby Moor, rose to fame and fortune in the days of stagecoaches and highwaymen. Today Ye Olde Bell Hotel and Restaurant offers the finest ... More | visit website

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Travelodge Retford Markham Moor (4.65 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Clumber Park Hotel (5.37 miles)

Clumber Park Hotel

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The recently upgraded Clumber Park Hotel nestles on the edge of Sherwood Forest. This Nottinghamshire hotel is a haven of unrivalled tranquility and natural beauty. The hotel occupies a prime ... More | visit website

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Charnwood Hotel (6.21 miles)

Charnwood Hotel

Set in beautiful gardens, this privately owned hotel offers an ideal choice for business or pleasure breaks. The hotel offers attractive bedrooms (upgrades available on request) an excellent restaurant with fine dining and a comfortable lounge ... More | visit website

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Travelodge Blyth (6.34 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Acorn Lodge Guest House (7.36 miles)

Acorn Lodge Guest House

Dating back some 100 years, this family-run B&B close to the town centre was once the home of monks from the nearby church.

Near to beautiful countryside and the home of Robin Hood, the pleasant guest ... More | visit website

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Thoresby Hall Hotel & Spa (7.50 miles)

Thoresby Hall Hotel & Spa
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Thoresby Hall Hotel & Spa is a magnificent Grade I listed mansion on the edge of Sherwood Forest. Its architectural ... More | visit website

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