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Mayflower Pilgrims

Welcome to Pilgrim Country

Pilgrim Country nestles on the crossroads of three English counties. It overlaps the district of Bassetlaw in North Nottinghamshire along with South Yorkshire and Lincolnshire and it covers roughly 50 square miles of picturesque villages and charming market towns.

You can download a copy of the Mayflower Trail for your visit. A circular tour, it takes you to the historic sites associated with the principal players in the Mayflower Pilgrims' story, whose lives are well documented.

There's much more to see in Pilgrim Country so take advantage of the area's other historic attractions. Nottingham, Lincoln, York, the Yorkshire Dales, and the great outdoors of Derbyshire and the Peak District are all nearby. The legendary Sherwood Forest and literary landscapes of D. H. Lawrence and Lord Byron country are also just a stone's throw away, so your short break can easily turn into an extended stay.

2007 marked the 400th anniversary of the founding Mayflower Pilgrims leaving Bassetlaw to start their new life in Holland. It was 13 years later, in 1620, when the Pilgrims finally reached Plymouth, USA.

    • The Separatists

      The Separatists

      Find out about the Seperatist movement, their beliefs and why they left England to become founding fathers of America.

    • William Bradford

      William Bradford

      The most well-known of the seperatists, William Bradford became the Govenor of Plymouth in the New World of America.

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Special offers

  1. Cricket special offers

    Cricket special offers

    As part of the England V South Africa Test Match coming to Trent Bridge this summer, some of our local pubs, bars, attractions and restaurants have provided some fantastic special offers that will simply knock you for six and bowl you over!

    Take a look at what's on offer so that you can make a great day of it at Trent Bridge as you sit back and cheer our boys on to victory. Offers vary depending on the venue, see individual listings for details.

    From: Thursday, 25th May 2017

    To: Wednesday, 19th July 2017

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