New Homes in Worksop
New Homes in Worksop
Welcome to Worksop
From country walks to cultural attractions and family days out, there’s lots to see and do close to the town of Worksop. Located on the edge of Sherwood Forest just a short drive from Sheffield, new homes in Worksop are ideal if you’re looking for good transport links, plenty of employment opportunities and a vibrant local community.
A quick history
Worksop was mentioned as a settlement in the Domesday Book in the 11th century. A castle was built in the town after the Norman invasion, and eventually a market was established. Following the opening of the Chesterfield Canal in the 18th century, the agricultural industry in and around Worksop grew, boosted again by the opening of the Great Central Railway in 1849.
Over the centuries, Worksop has become a popular commuter town, with great transport links to Sheffield, Lincoln and Nottingham.
Business and industry
Worksop is home to the headquarters of high street retailer Wilko, while other businesses in the area include Schutz, Usha Martin International, Steetley Dolomite and Robinson Healthcare Group. Sheffield is only a short commute away, where employers include EVO Business Supplies, Go Outdoors Topco, SIG PLC, Insight Direct (UK) and Irwin Mitchell LLP.
Things to do in the area
If you enjoy shopping, Worksop has a number of high street and independent shops, along with the restored church and historic attractions such as Mr Straw’s House, a preserved 1920s home owned by the National Trust in Blythe Grove.
If you want to explore the countryside, you can take a walk along the Chesterfield Canal, explore Creswell Crags, or enjoy a stroll in Sherwood Forest Country Park. The National Trust’s Clumber Park is a great place for bike rides and relaxing weekend walks.
For families, Worksop is close to lots of popular kid-friendly attractions including Aston Springs Farm, Sherwood Forest Railway and the Tropical Butterfly House. In the evening you can go and see a show at The Acorn Theatre, enjoy live music at The Regal Centre, or go out for a meal at one of the many restaurants in the town centre.
Travel and commuting
If you’re commuting to work, Worksop is well connected by both road and rail. The town is near the M1, A1 and A57, while Worksop train station has regular rail services to Sheffield, Lincoln and beyond.
From Worksop, the journey to Sheffield takes 30 minutes by train or 35 minutes by car. Lincoln is a 45-minute drive away, or 50 minutes by train, while the drive to Nottingham takes around 55 minutes depending on traffic, or one hour five minutes by train. Leeds is a 55-minute drive away.
If you’re going to London, the car journey from Worksop takes two hours 55 minutes, while the train to London King’s Cross takes around two hours with one change in Retford. When you want to go on holiday, East Midlands Airport is only 25 minutes away by car.