We'll be building up a list of places of interest local to The Marr Lodge that registered users can rate. This will help visitors to the area find the best places to go and might even provide some inspiration for us locals too. If you want more information on any of these, why not pop in and see us - we might have some further literature, advice or even discount tickets for some of them.
Brodsworth Hall and Gardens
Time really does stand still at Brodsworth Hall, one of the most unusual visitor attractions in South Yorkshire.
Inside this beautiful Victorian country house almost everything has been left exactly as it was when it was still a family home. Possessions that took more than 130 years to gather together, from the grandest piece of furniture to family mementoes and humble domestic items, are still in their original places.
Meanwhile the beautiful grounds, a collection of grand gardens in miniature, have been restored to their full Victorian splendour, and feature a colourful array of seasonal displays.
With its new children’s play area, Brodsworth Hall is the ideal choice for a family day out in Doncaster.
Cusworth Hall and Park
Cusworth Hall, a grade I listed country house was built between 1740-1744 for local land owner William Wrightson by George Platt a local mason/architect.Some of the best craftsmen and artist of the day were invited in decorating and furnishing the house. The last owner died in 1952 and the house eventually opened as a museum in 1967.
In 2002 the park and house received a major funding award from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). After careful consideration the date of restoration was set to 1909 to reflect the house.
Visitors to Cusworth are certain to appreciate the rich variety of objects in the museum which tell the story of life in the Doncaster area.
Hickleton Golf Club
Hickleton Golf Club is located in open countryside in the heart of South Yorkshire between the towns of Doncaster, Rotherham and Barnsley, yet only three miles from junction 37 of the A1(M).
The original 9-hole course was founded in 1909 with the current 18-hole layout opening in 1976, which was designed by the Ryder Cup players Neil Coles and Brian Huggett. Since 1976 the course has been developed into one of the finest and challenging courses in the South Yorkshire region. The course is an undulating parkland course with tree-lined fairways and fantastic panoramic views over South Yorkshire and the eastern Pennines. In the words of many visitors to Hickleton: "a superb course with magnificent scenery."
Markham Grange Nursery
Markham Grange started out over 40 years ago and is now one of the foremost garden centres in the area. Home to the nursery, steam museum with some fine examples of large, working, stationary steam engines, Holly's tearooms and much more.
The nursery hosts a variety of events throughout the year.
South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum
A great day out for families and enthusiasts alike the South Yorkshire Aircraft Museum exhibits a collection of aircraft from the first airshow in Britain at Doncaster Racecourse in 1909, to modern fast jets and civil light aircraft. With aircraft which are unique in preservation, alongside a whole host of familiar favourites, and cockpits and interactive exhibits open all year round there really is something for everyone.