Retford (also known as East Retford) is a market town in Nottinghamshire, it is situated 31 miles from the city of Nottingham, and 23 miles west of Lincoln.
Retford is the ideal place to rent, sell, and buy property in the area. Its transport links, tourist attractions and leisure activities makes it the ideal location.
Retford is served by various major Transport links: By Road, the A1 and the A57 links Retford to a number of major towns and cities, with London just over two hours away.
By rail Retford is served by two railway lines, the East Coast Main Line which runs between London and Scotland, with trains taking from 1hr 20 minutes to London Kings Cross, and the Sheffield to Lincoln Line which has links to Sheffield, Lincoln, Gainsborough, Worksop, Grimsby and Cleethorpes.
Robin Hood Airport is approximately 14 miles away on the A638 towards Doncaster.
A regular bus service is available from Retford bus station to the airport, which offers regular flights to other European countries.
Reford is home to various tourist attractions, such as the Bassetlaw Museum. It was voted the Nottinghamshire Museum of the Year in 2009, following extensive renovation.
The Idle Valley nature reserve is one of the largest reserves in Nottinghamshire.
Hodsock Priory is located 9 miles from Retford and is renowned for its snowdrops in early spring. The house is not open to the public, but the gardens and woods open to visitors in February during the snowdrop season.
Retford is in close proximity of Clumber Park which is a major attraction for tourists and locals alike. Extensive woodlands in the area also form the remnants of Sherwood Forest, home to the legend of Robin Hood.
Retford's football team: Retford United F.C. play in the premier division of the Baris Northern Counties East League. The club plays football at Cannon Park on the outskirts of the town. East Retford's Rugby Union team have a very successful junior section who compete in numerous competitions. The seniors are also very successful, competing in the Midlands League Division 5.
Retford has a host of Primary Schools, St Swithun's C of E Primary & Nursery School, St Joseph's Catholic Primary school, Bracken Lane Primary School, Thrumpton Primary School, Carr Hill Primary School and Ordsall Primary School. Which feed in to its Senior Schools: The Elizabethan Academy, Retford Oaks Academy and St. Giles.
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