28 Mansfield – Newark

Mansfield - Newark

The 28 bus from Mansfield to Newark is the perfect opportunity to explore the rich history and charming landscapes of Nottinghamshire. Whether you're interested in culture, history, or nature, there's something for you.


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No. of Attractions:

2 places to visit

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Journey Duration:

1 hour, 25 minutes

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Starting point:

Mansfield Bus Station

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Journey fact:

Newark in the UK is a town with a rich history dating back to Roman times. During the English Civil War, the town was the site of a significant battle in which King Charles I's forces were defeated, leading to his eventual capture. Today, visitors can explore the town's history at the National Civil War Centre and the Newark Castle Museum.

Journey Overview

Starting in Mansfield, the bus travels through the heart of the town and into the lush countryside, where you’ll see rolling hills interspersed with farms and fields. The landscape is dotted with charming villages, each with its own unique history and character.

As the bus travels through Blidworth, customers will see historic homes and buildings, including the striking Blidworth church, which dates back to the 12th century. The bus then travels through Farnsfield, where customers will see the beautiful St Michael’s Church, set amidst rolling hills and fields.

The route continues through Edingley, where the charming St Giles’ Church is visible, surrounded by lush green fields and forests. Halam is a very pretty village with a fascinating history, and customers will see its picturesque homes and buildings as you travel through.

Southwell is a highlight of the route, with its beautiful Minster church, set amidst rolling hills and countryside. The bus continues through Fiskerton and Rolleston, where the delightful River Trent comes into view and with it wildlife and bird-watching opportunities.

Finally, the 28 bus arrives in Newark and its historic town centre, with its cobbled streets, charming buildings, and beautiful St Mary Magdalene Church.

A Fab Day Out!

Start your day in Mansfield, and head to the popular Mansfield Museum. The museum is housed in a beautiful Victorian building, and showcases the rich history of the town and surrounding area, including exhibits on local geology, archaeology, and social history. One gem to visit is the Palace Theatre. Built in the early 1900s, this historic theatre has a rich history and is known for its elegant and ornate interior, including its ornate plasterwork, stunning chandeliers, and intricate balconies. Despite its grand appearance, the Palace Theatre remains relatively unknown, making it a hidden gem for those who appreciate historic architecture and theater history.

Onto the bus to Blidworth, and spend some time exploring the charming village. Take a stroll through the picturesque village green, and visit the local church to see its beautiful stained-glass windows.

Continue on to Farnsfield, and visit the picturesque St Michael’s Church. The church is over 800 years old, and is considered one of the finest examples of Norman architecture in Nottinghamshire.

Take a lunch break in Southwell, and visit the Minster Kitchen for a delicious meal made with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.

Board the 28 bus again and head to Rolleston, where you can take a walk along the beautiful banks of the River Trent. The river is home to an array of wildlife, including otters and kingfishers, making it a popular spot for bird-watching.

Arrive in Newark, and spend the rest of your day exploring this historic market town. Take a stroll along the charming cobbled streets, and visit the town’s beautiful St Mary Magdalene Church.

End your day with a visit to the Newark Museum and Art Gallery. The museum is housed in a charming 19th-century building, and features exhibits on local history, art, and culture, as well as a collection of paintings by famous local artists. 

Gateway to 28, By train from Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire and elsewhere in East Midlands to Mansfield or by train on LNER from London, Peterborough, Doncaster, the North East and Scotland to Newark

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Mansfield Museum


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