PILGRIMS, MICE & KINGS TOURS.
Welcome to Mayflower Pilgrims, Mice & Kings
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk in the footsteps of the Pilgrim Fathers or live like a King?
Whether you’re visiting for the day, on a flying visit or have time on your hands; Nottinghamshire’s Pilgrim Country, which is huddled between three counties, embraces the very essence of the journey the Mayflower Pilgrims took.
DUE TO THE ONGOING SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS -COVID-19, ALL TOUR BOOKINGS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED. WE WILL KEEP YOU INFORMED OF FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS. Sally Outram - Director.
PILGRIMS, MICE & KINGS TOUR... ITS ALL ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE....
Whether you're visiting for the day, on a flying visit or have time on your hands; Nottinghamshire's pilgrim country, which is huddled between three counties, embraces the very essence of the journey the Mayflower Pilgrims took in 1620.
- Explore the historic Market Town of Retford and visit Bassetlaw Museum and the Mayflower Pilgrim Gallery.
- Visit All Saints Church at Babworth, nestled away in a beautiful woodland setting, hear the story of discovery of the hidden Chalice and Geneva Bible, search for the famous Mousey Thompson Mayflower Mouse and discover an array of wildlife, flora and fauna, following in the footsteps of the Mayflower Pilgrims.
- View the Pilgrim 400, a new variety of apple, located in the picturesque village of Scrooby, the home of Leading Mayflower Pilgrim, William Brewster; and the church, where he was thought to have been baptised.
- Enjoy afternoon tea at Hodsock Priory, one of Nottinghamshire’s most historic and unique country houses, visited by Kings Henry II, John, Henry I, and King Henry VIII, who visited in 1541. Take a photo tour of the beautiful grounds and explore this privately-owned corner of England with a member of the family who lives there.
- As an addition, Live like Royalty, and experience the grandeur of life in a Stately Home, with an exclusively bespoke, overnight stay in one of Hodsocks splendid rooms, enjoy a candlelit Dinner by a roaring fire, take an evening walk by the lake, or simply immerse yourself in a book from the beautiful South facing library.
- Visit Creswell Crags, one of Nottinghamshire’s jewels in the crown, and one of the most important archaeological sites in the UK. Take a tour of the Witches’ Marks (Apotropaic marks) caves (Extra cost applies). Visit the museum, which hosts a variety of displays and exhibitions, taking you on a natural history journey through time. Have a splendid lunch at the superb café`, with it’s far reaching views over the prehistoric landscape.
- Discover the beauty of Clumber Park, belonging to the National Trust, this beautiful country estate over 3800 acres of parkland. Visit the Walled Kitchen Gardens, which is the home to the National Collection of apple variety ‘Pilgrim 400’, and over 130 varieties of Rhubarb!
Hodsock Priory (Below)