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Events local to Ye Olde Bell

With so much on our doorstep in Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire or Lincolnshire, there's an event to suit all ages and interests.  A good place to start is some of our local tourism websites such as http://www.experiencenottinghamshire.com/  

Welbeck's Portland Exhibition...

The spectacular new £5m Harley Gallery on the Welbeck Estate opened last March with rarely seen changing masterpieces from the historic Portland Collection accumulated by the family over 400 years.  Paintings by Michelangelo & George Stubbs, jewellery, minatures and more.  Free entry & free parking. 

There's also a wide selection of events including cheesemaking, ceramics, brewery tours and storytelling events for the children.

Newark International Antiques Fair : 1 - 2 June 2017

The renowned Newark Fairs are a major attraction nearby with up to 2,500 exhibitors!  Both dealers and visitors love staying with us and being surrounded by some pretty unusual antiques of our own, including our original Victorian Henry Poole jockey scales!  Book early for the next Fairs : 17 - 18 August, 12 - 13 October and 7 - 8 December 2017.

Lincoln Christmas Market : 7 - 10 Dec 2017

Traditional Christmas Market with entertainers and over 250 stalls in the medieval square of Lincoln Cathedral and Castle - magical! Stay with us - we're near enough to travel in, but just far enough out to avoid the crowds, but you do need to book early!

Racing...

Two great racetracks on our doorstep...

Horseracing at Doncaster :  Hosts the great highlights of the Lincoln Handicap in April and the St Leger Festival, but also a full season of excellent meetings and after-race entertainment.  

Horseracing at Southwell : A full season at nearby Southwell too with their all-year all-weather track and some great concerts after racing too!  

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