Destination guide

The friendly city of Retford awaits you

Enjoy the festivals and other features of Retford. Travelers 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-sees in the area. Many of our vacation 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 cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Retford a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 vacation in Retford. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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

Traveling to and around Retford

The nearest airport is in Doncaster (DSA-Robin Hood), located 12.2 mi (19.6 km) from the city center. 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.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Retford?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Retford. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Retford Station: 233 vacation rentals
  • Newark Northgate Station: 206 vacation rentals
  • Collingham Station: 185 vacation rentals
  • Sutton Parkway Station: 796 vacation rentals
  • Newstead Abbey: 598 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Houses in Retford?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 37 Houses in Retford. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Retford include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 18 rentals available
  • Cabins: 39 rentals available
  • Cottages: 39 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Retford?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 5 vacation rentals with pool available in Retford. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.