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Southwell is arguably one of the prettiest towns in Nottinghamshire. The stunning Southwell Minster is a a splendid cathedral with one of the finest Norman naves in Europe and only a stone’s throw from the narrow high street and beautiful pubs.

The town is internationally renowned for its Bramley Apple heritage. It is here that the apple was first propagated more than 200 years ago from the garden of a cottage on Church Street. Every year people gather in the picturesque market town to celebrate the UK’s favourite cooking apple, at the Bramley Apple Festival.

There are plenty of things to do, attractions to see and places to visit. You'll also find a range of hotels, bed and breakfasts and self catering holiday cottages in and around Southwell should you want to stay over in this quaint town.

Browse through the categories below if you're planning a visit to Southwell.

    • About Southwell

      About Southwell

      Find out about Southwell with details about the town including a selection of images and map together with details of what's nearby.

    • Bed and Breakfasts

      Bed and Breakfasts

      There are some excellent self catering options in and around Southwell, a perfect place for a country retreat.

    • Bramley Apple

      Bramley Apple

    • Things to do

      Things to do

      Browse through all the nearby things to do with National Trust sites, family farm parks, theatres and more.



Special offers

  1. England v India Test Match

    England v India Test Match

    As part of the First Investec England v India 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: Wednesday, 9th July 2014

    To: Sunday, 13th July 2014

Things to Do Highlights...

The Workhouse

The Workhouse

Winner of the Regional Final, Enjoy England Excellence Awards (Visitor Attraction of the Year...

Southwell Minster

Southwell Minster

FREE admission, donations welcome. (There is a suggested donation of £5 for adults and £3 for...

The Saracens Head Hotel

The Saracens Head Hotel

The Saracens Head Hotel is a historic, family run hotel in the heart of Southwell, Nottinghamshire....

The Old Coach House

The Old Coach House

The Old Coach House is located in the historic town of Southwell which has become quite the 'hub'...