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Bestwood Winding Engine House, Nottingham

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Bestwood Winding Engine House is located in Nottingham. To visit Bestwood Winding Engine House on your holiday in Nottingham, and find out what else Nottingham has to offer, use our Nottingham vacation route planner.
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  • Went for a afternoon out with our little granddaughter We had chance to visit inside the winding house Put on the hard hat and went up the lift to the top it was very informative, I would recommend it...  more »
  • you get a guided tour which is cool, Also model of how it used to be, you realise how many people it used to employ and the local affect on housing etc  more »
  • The story is - there were plans to demolish the winding engine house, and a group of volunteers stepped in and stopped them. One big funding grant and hundreds of hours of volunteer work later, the bu...  more »
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  • An excellent renovation of the historical Winding House and Head Stocks showing the true history of this village. Immaculate work and ongoing displays with guided tours of this villages employment mining heritage, the volunteers who have given hours of their engineering expertise to bring this winding engine back to life for all to see. Surrounded by the beautifully created countryside which incorporated the hidden slag heaps of the past of the vast site and home of Bestwood Colliery ... country side walks through the wooded areas of Bestwood Country Park.
  • Great place for a coffee and a cake. Homemade cakes are fantastic and very cheap. Allows dogs and has stuff for the kids to do
  • Went last weekend and met a very friendly volunteer who chatted with us about the colliery and workers in years gone by. The country park is wonderful and we were bowled over by the impressive Winding Engine House. Well worth a visit!
  • Historic place of intetest. Great tea, coffe, cake shop when open. Staffed by very friendly volunteers. Lovely country park for walking.
  • Great place to walk. Has small cafe

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