We’ve had a busy few days at Throapham with many of our guests attending the St Leger Festival taking place at nearby Doncaster Racecourse this week. Over breakfast I’ve been telling some of the local history associated with the oldest of Britain’s five classic horse-races and it now seems that Frankie Dettori will be in [...]
Our area is rich in the country’s heritage including nearby Roche Abbey, some of England’s finest stately homes and many exciting museums marking the region’s industrial past.
Why not consider incorporating a visit to one or more of these during your stay with us?
The oldest of classics, the St Leger Stakes, which is run at Doncaster in September each year has its origins in the nearby villages of Laughton en le Morthen and Firbeck where Anthony St Leger bred and raced horses.
There’s plenty of local nature and wildlife to explore in the many varied habitats around Throapham House, but if you want to try something more exotic then we’ve several award winning wildlife parks and sanctuaries nearby.
We’ve got some great parks and gardens for you to enjoy near Throapham House, from the formal gardens of Renishaw Hall to the wild moorlands of the Peak District National Park while Clumber Park has been a favourite family day out for local people over many years.
Sheffield boasts the world famous Crucible and Lyceum theatres where you can enjoy productions by leading companies while the Motorpoint Arena and Sheffield City Hall regularly stage concerts by top artists and orchestras. The Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Hepworth Wakefield are both just a short trip up the motorway from Throapham House.
South Yorkshire today has world class athletic and swimming facilities with many international competitions taking place each year in the area.
Golfers wanting a challenge will find we have several excellent courses nearby with the old Ryder Cup course at Lindrick being only 10 minutes away.
The Peak District National Park offers some interesting natural challenges to rock climbers at Froggatt Edge and Stanage Edge.
We’re a short trip from Sheffield city centre with its excellent range of shops, restaurants and buzzing cultural areas.
The historic cities of York and Lincoln are both about an hour away with Doncaster, Nottingham and Leeds closer still.
And don’t forget to explore the local market towns at Bawtry and Retford.
There are some easy walks around our local villages documented in this series of trail leaflets and doorstep walks. If you prefer more demanding walks then the Longshaw Estate (National Trust) in the Peak District National Park is about 21 miles from Throapham and is a good place to being exploring this wonderful countryside.
Yorkshire – When are you coming?
If you want to look a little further afield you might like to watch this short video for a few more ideas…
Last Monday saw the first of three programmes following a year in the life of Chatsworth House. When I watch excellent programmes like this on our great historic houses I’m reminded that Ann and I have a responsibility to future generations to treat our far more modest home with a bit of TLC. If you [...]
Take a look at this great line up for Rockin’ The Park 2012 on Friday 17th August at Clumber Park. I’m looking forward to getting a few friends together for what looks like a trip down memory lane for all of us. Curved Air and Emerson Lake and Palmer (ELP) were a couple of early favourites [...]
The wonderful programme ‘The Dales‘ is back on our screens for a second series, thanks in part to Welcome to Yorkshire and hosted by Adrian Edmondson. For a taste of ‘The Dales’ country life, the characters who live there and the spectacular scenery be sure not to miss it on Monday nights at 8pm on [...]
Fabulous artists appearing at the Sheffield Motorpoint Arena in the coming months include, JLS, Olly Murs, Noel Gallagher, Westlife, Dancing on Ice, Strictly Come Dancing, X Factor, Michael McIntyre, John Bishop and Mrs Brown Rides Again!! Our bed and breakfast is approximately 20 minutes away from the Arena and would make an ideal place to [...]
John Reilly (Boy on a Dolphin) is once again performing at the wonderful intimate venue, Letwell Village Hall on Tuesday 11 October where he is celebrating the launch of his new album ‘Zebulon’ which is due to be released 24 hours before the show. Email Andy & Steph (email@example.com) or telephone 01909 540694 for tickets. [...]
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