Trains to Retford
A stop at the Nottinghamshire market town of Retford comes highly recommended with First Hull Trains. The town centre of Retford portrays some beautiful architecture, including a Georgian inspired market square and a French-inspired Victorian Town Hall. With the River Idle and the Chesterfield Canal running through the town centre, a lovely afternoon can be spent wandering around the streets of Retford.
Retford is rich in history and played a significant part in the story of the Pilgrim Fathers, who fled to America in 1620 after being persecuted for their religious beliefs; you can find out all about this by following the Mayflower Trail. Situated in Cannon Square is St Swithun’s Church, dating back to the 14th century, and you can also see a cannon captured from the Russians during the Siege of Sevastopol at the end of the Crimean War in 1856. Retford was granted its first charter (the right to hold a fair) by Henry III in 1246 and this is a tradition that continues today.
Your visit to Retford would not be complete without a trip to the Idle Valley Nature Reserve; 450 hectares of magnificent wildlife and one of the top birding sites in the UK, - or the Bassetlaw Museum, full of local art, history and archaeology. Whether it’s a day trip or a weekend away, there is plenty to keep you entertained, so book a trip with First Hull Trains today and discover what other delights Retford has to offer…
Trains to Retford run regularly with First Hull Trains so for timetables, live departures & arrivals, and more then visit our travel information page.