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​End of Jeremy Bangs Mayflower Trail Tour.

Supplemental to Jeremy Bang's tour -Bassetlaw Museum now has an updated Mayflower Pilgrim section featuring a life-size William Brewster.

[60,] The Best Western Retford Hotel, a late Georgian manor house, retains elegant interiors as meeting rooms, bar, and restaurant. Comfortable bedrooms are in a modern wing.

​[58] St. Swithun’s Church, East Retford, is a magnificent late gothic building, restored after the tower collapsed in 1651 and again restored in 1854-1855.

​[59] The east window of St. Swithun’s Church, East Retford. The tracery is an excellent display of Victorian historicising design.

Retford Town boasts a thriving market and shopping centre with a fine range of both leading high street chain stores and independent shops, cafe's, pubs and restaurants.

[62] The Bassetlaw Museum and Percy Laws Memorial Gallery in East Retford occupies Amcott House, built in 1770-1780. This mansion has ceilings with refined sculptural decoration in the style of Robert Adam. The museum is a comprehensive local history museum with a wide range of interesting collections housed in rooms of provincial Georgian elegance.[63] In the drawing room, also known as the music room, wall paintings recall idyllic Italian landscapes from the Grand Tour that many English gentlemen undertook as a continuation of (or alternative to) their further education.

​[66, 67] Archaeological collections include ancient pottery, a two-thousand year-old dugout canoe, and part of a Roman sarcophagus. Elsewhere in the house are nineteenth-century agricultural implements, toys, and a school room.

​[61] Not far from Epworth, the birthplace of John and Charles Wesley, the Methodist chapels in this area include the East Retford Methodist Church, now one hundred twenty-five years old. Chapel architecture is sometimes distinctly non-medieval, although some of the sculptural details on this imposing building, such as the central window, have origins in the nineteenth-century revival of gothic architecture.


[64,65] Fine collections of eighteenth-century glass and ceramics are displayed near the landscapes, beneath the musical instruments depicted in the sculptured ceiling.

Why not turn your day trip  into a stay trip? There is so much more to see


and do in and around Pilgrim Country.Click link below to see what else this


heritage steeped part of England also  has to offer.