Destination guide

The friendly city of Retford awaits you

Enjoy the festivals and other features of Retford. Travellers especially like the gardens, bars and forests in this welcoming and relaxing city. Sherwood Forest Country Park and Lincoln Castle are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in Retford

Do you want to discover attractions to visit while you're in town? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Retford a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Magna Science Adventure Centre (20.8 mi / 33.5 km)
  • Worksop Golf Club (8.4 mi / 13.6 km)
  • Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre (12.3 mi / 19.8 km)
  • Yorkshire Wildlife Park (13.8 mi / 22.2 km)
  • Doncaster Dome (15.6 mi / 25 km)
  • Doncaster Racecourse (16 mi / 25.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Retford

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Retford. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sherwood Forest Country Park (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
  • Potteric Carr Nature Reserve (14.9 mi / 24 km)
  • Kelham Hall & Country Park (16.1 mi / 25.9 km)
  • Rother Valley Country Park (16.9 mi / 27.3 km)
  • Sandall Park (17 mi / 27.4 km)
  • Ulley Reservoir Country Park (17.5 mi / 28.1 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Retford

The nearest airport is in Doncaster (DSA-Robin Hood), located 12.2 mi (19.6 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Nottingham (NQT), which is 28.7 mi (46.2 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, you can make your way to Retford Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Retford?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 107 holiday lettings around Retford. From 69 cabins to 13 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Retford? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Retford. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Retford Station: 229 holiday lettings
  • The Well Retford Baptist Church: 225 holiday lettings
  • Bassetlaw Museum: 227 holiday lettings
  • Wetlands Animal Park: 168 holiday lettings
  • Sherwood Forest Country Park: 340 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Retford listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Retford?

Yes, of course. offers 69 Cabins in Retford. Our other popular types of Retford holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 13 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 69 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 14 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Retford?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 7 holiday homes with pool available in Retford. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.