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Located in the county of Nottinghamshire, Worksop lies on the edge of Sherwood Forest and is the largest town in the Bassetlaw region. Home to a number of residences for dukes, the town is also referred to as the “Gateway to the Dukeries”. The area has always been a combination of residential spaces and industrial setups with some big companies setting up their facilities in the vicinity. The town itself is steeped in history and is known for places such as Worksop Priory and Mr. Straw’s House. The town has been home to a number of famous personalities over the years including Bruce Dickinson, George Best, Mark Foster, Donald Pleasence, Graham Taylor and Chris Wood.
The business scene in Worksop is a combination of big and small companies with doctors, engineering services, and lawyers occupying office space here. Wilkinson RDS Transport, GD Engineering and Laing O’Rourke are amongst the companies that are based in the town. Premier Foods also has its processing plant in the region alongside a B&Q manufacturing facility. Other businesses in the area include graphic designers, architectural companies, builders & building material suppliers, recruitment agencies, security services and website designers.
Entertainment And Dining Out
Worksop has plenty of entertainment in a variety of genres. The Acorn Theatre is a venue for the performing arts that holds 200 while Worksop Regal is a combination of a recording studio, live-music venue and theatre. The Savoy Cinema is an independent movie-hall in the area for fans of film. Eating out in Worksop brings out the culinary diversity of the town with restaurants like Jhinook serving spicy Indian food alongside the British food favourites that are served up at The White Lion. Olive Grove has Greek and Mediterranean cuisine on its menu while Liquorice Gardens is all about authentic American cooking.
The A1 and M1 pass by very close to Worksop with the A57 providing connectivity to these two main roadways. The A60 also runs through Worksop, connecting the industrial side of the town. Worksop Railway Station provides rail links along the Robin Hood Line and the Sheffield-Lincoln Line, connecting the town to Nottingham and Sheffield, amongst others. Nottingham Airport and East Midlands Airport are the closest hubs for air transport.