Watch the cycle race in our beautiful town and visit the independent shops, cafes and restaurants in the pedestrianized town centre
Saturday 8th September 2018
Explore the many fascinating areas and buildings of Southwell, with interactive displays and activities
Various venues around the town
Saturday 8th September 2018, 11am – 4pm
25th Anniversary of the Bramley Apple Festival
Food and Drink Festival, baking competitions,
apple decorated shop windows, activities for children
Southwell Minster and Southwell Library
Come and explore this picturesque town, bursting with tradition and character, often referred to as ‘The jewel in Nottinghamshire’s crown’. Explore the magnificent Southwell Minster, with its unique pepperpot spires, then stroll along to the town’s centre to find a good selection of independent shops, friendly pubs selling traditional ales, cosy cafés and restaurants. On Saturdays the Market Square hosts a lively market.
Find out about The Bramley Apple, Lord Byron and King Charles I – all have celebrated connections with Southwell. Follow the guided Heritage walks through the town and discover The Workhouse, owned by The National Trust or back a winner with a visit to Southwell Racecourse.
Plan your visit to coincide with a wide range of events – concerts, theatre performances, gigs in pubs and craft fairs. Southwell is proud of its many festivals including The Gate to Southwell Festival, The Bramley Festival and The Southwell Library Poetry Festival. A full listing of events throughout the year is available on this website.