York Races begin on 12th May with the Dante Festival. Racing takes place throughout the year and featrues: May Spring Meeting, the 40th Macmillan Charity Meeting, 51st John Smith’s cup Meeting, Music Showcase Weekend, the Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival, and ends in October with 2 days of racing including the Coral Sprint Trophy. Enhance(…)
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?
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After major restoration, the house and gardens open on Sunday 14 March with a new visitor route through the house. There is a new gallery for displaying art and new displays celebrating the Duchess Georgiana and an exhibition celebrating the 90th birthday of Deborah Devonshire, the present Dowager Duchess. For more information on opening times,(…)
Woman in Black, Spike Milligan’s Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall, Sisters, Northern Ballet Theatre performing Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, Rocky Horror Show, the English Touring Opera present Don Pasquale/The Marriage of Figaro/A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Rocky Horror Show and Calendar Girls are some of the highlights of what is appearing during March and(…)
Ronan Keating, Peter Andre, Jimmy Carr, The Hollies, Lee Mack, Chris Rea, Rory Bremner, Jethro Tull, Frankie Boyle, Lightning Seeds are just a few of the many class acts to appear at the Sheffield City Hall during March and April. For a luxury B & B near Sheffield City Hall see what we have to(…)
Athletes from around the country are expected to attend the festival and in particular to enter the Sprint race which has been selected as a qualifying event for both the 2010 World and 2011 European Sprint Triathlon Championships. The event will attract people from all round the country as well as the local community and(…)
Hodsock Priory near Blyth, north Nottinghamshire, will open its grounds on 30 January 2010 so members of the public can enjoy the spectacular display of millions of snowdrops. The best displays depend on the weather and it is advisable to telephone in advance (01909 591 204) to check conditions. There are lots of other plants(…)
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