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Local History & Heritage

Welcome to Ashfield, conveniently placed between the woodlands of Sherwood Forest, the rugged Peak District and the City of Nottingham, where visitors can enjoy a wide variety of interests.

The District’s three towns and picturesque rural villages each offer unique and diverse characteristics; rich in cultural, natural and industrial heritage. Natural unspoilt countryside is complemented by award winning country parks, with a variety of visitor attractions. Ashfield has an abundance of designated nature sites and way-marked footpaths. The countryside and towns offer an excellent range of venues to eat and drink, picnic sites and public houses in urban and rural settings. Our wealth of industrial and cultural heritage includes textiles, mining and engineering, Lord Byron, Eric Coates, D. H. Lawrence, Ben Caunt and Harold Larwood amongst others.

With so much variety there is something for everyone in Ashfield.