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The town of Worksop is situated at the northern edge of Sherwood Forest within the county of Nottinghamshire. For centuries Worksop remained a small market town, with life revolving around its agricultural surroundings. Tour this beautiful place by opting for cheap car hire in Worksop with us today. If you enter your details above we'll compare quotes from at least 50 top car rental providers, like Hertz and Sixt, to help find you the best deals across the market. Purchasing a hire car provides tourists with the freedom to travel and gain as much out of their trip as they possibly can.
In the heart of this industrial town stands several beautiful churches, some of which are a great example of Norman architecture.
Whilst much of Worksop’s town centre has changed, some buildings still exist from hundreds of years ago, and a traditional open-air market is still held on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The Harley Gallery is a magnificent setting in which to view contemporary art and craft as well as displays of historical fine and decorative art from the Portland Collections. The Pilgrim Fathers Exhibition is a permanent exhibition dedicated to the "Pilgrim Fathers" who immigrated to America because of their religious beliefs.
Thoresby Exhibition Centre and Pierrepont Gallery is an exciting development in the heart of Sherwood Forest. It is the permanent home of the Countess Manvers collection, and a varied programme of exhibitions. Art Courses are also available. Worksop Leisure Centre offers all sporting facilities, and there are six golf courses around Worksop. The Regal Arts Centre offers cinema and live entertainment.
Worksop's surrounding lands mainly consist of well cultivated agricultural land, with beautiful cultivated pine forests to the south, and a natural broad-leaf woodland, which are all great places to enjoy a stroll. There are also several landscaped parks with man-made lakes. Worksop is commonly known as the 'Gateway to the Dukeries', due to its large number of ducal residences. Here the Tales of Robin Hood tourist attraction is a pleasant day out.
The East Midlands Airport is the main centre for air travel to the Nottinghamshire area. It is situated about 45 miles south of Worksop. Slightly further away, around 65 miles to the west is Manchester Airport. Both airports provide adequate and reliable transport services, such as shuttle services, buses, trains, taxis and car rental providers.
If you arriving at either of these airports then please be sure to select the appropriate pick-up and drop-off locations. Hiring a car ready for your arrival will also help you to reduce your airport transfer costs, saving you both time and hassle at the airport.
The A60 is the main route for traffic heading north/south, and the A57 for traffic heading east/west. Driving is on the left and roads are well sign-posted.
Trains leave roughly every half hour to London's St Pancras and Kings Cross Stations (duration 3 hours). National Rail is a good railway service to purchase tickets from.