Trains to Mansfield

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Mansfield is based in Nottinghamshire, it is famous for its over 700 years old market tradition, its market town status was issued by the Royal Charter in 1227. The town lies within the Maun Valley surrounded by hills, approximately 12 miles (19 km) north of Nottingham.

Visitors travelling to Mansfield will find a large market square surrounded by commercial and retail shops, a museum, the Palace Theatre and numerous restaurants, fast-food outlets, pubs, bars and nightclubs. There are several town landmarks visitors can walk to, these include the Bentinck Memorial, built in 1849 to commemorate the life of Lord George Bentick a major local land owner, son of the 4th Duke of Portland. Start planning your journey, book Advance train tickets to Mansfield.

Sixteenth century centrepiece stone located at the centre of Buttercross Market, the original cattle market. Today the market is still taking place weekly and it is a major town’s attraction. Art lovers would enjoy visiting the former Carnegie Library, established in 1905, it is now used as an Art Performance Centre. Visitors will find it on Leeming Street.

The first railway in Mansfield was characterised by horse-drawn carriages in 1819 transporting coal from the nearby collieries to the Cromford Canal at Pinxton. However, the first station in Mansfield was built in 1872.

Today, Mansfield town centre is served by the homonymous train station, a Grade II listen station building, located on the Robin Hood Line, a rail link that connects the town with Nottingham and Worksop. The station is situated 17 miles (27 km) north of Nottingham and is currently run by East Midlands Trains.

Travellers can access Mansfield station by four entrances, the main entrance from Station Road and it leads them into the concourse and Platform 1 with ramp access throughout. The ticket office and toilets can be found on the station concourse, prior entering the Platform. The other station entrances lead directly on to the platforms, all of which have step-free access, but unfortunately offer no toilets or amenities to travellers. There is a car park with cycle racks at the rear of the building. CCTV and Wi-Fi services are available at this train station.

The second train station in town is Mansfield Woodhouse railway station, also located along the Robin Hood Line and it operates two trains per hour directed to Nottingham and one train per hour directed to Worksop. One daily service running on weekdays connects Mansfield Woodhouse directly to Norwich, even though there is no return service available to travellers. In the evenings an hourly service connects Nottingham to Worksop. On Sundays trains from Nottingham terminate at Mansfield Woodhouse station. Passengers wishing to travel to Worksop on Sundays must change at Nottingham for Sheffield and at Sheffield for Lincoln stopping at Worksop. All intermediate train stations are closed on Sundays. Booking Advance train tickets to Mansfield will allow travellers to secure cheap train fare and special offers. The town offers a wide array of family friendly activities, including visiting the Royal Sherwood Forest, famous by its historic association with the legend of Robin Hood, or Water Meadows Swimming Centre featuring a wave machine, a 50m waterslide and water cannons. On the outskirts of Mansfield, families will find nearby Sherwood Forest, Robin Hood’s Wheel gate Park, a theme park offering rides and fun activities for children aged 5 to 12. Nature lovers can head to Thieves Wood and Fountaindale, ideal for a relaxing stroll in the green. Both are located just a few miles from the town centre and can be easily reached by bus.