Epworth & The Isle of Axholme

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A centre for history lovers and shoppers. A diverse and fertile landscape awaits you with breath-taking views of what was once an area of marshland. Epworth is the birthplace of the Methodist leaders - the Wesleys. The historic and picturesque Market Place is lined with Independent boutiques and historic attractions such as The Old Rectory and St Andrew's Church. On the outskirts, you can visit the popular Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft or the awe-inspiring natural landscape of Crowle Moors.

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    Epworth Mechanics’ Institute Library

    Founded in 1837 by William Read, the Library is located in the Manor Court House, a grade 2 listed building. The Library is operated by volunteers housing over 12,000 books, a reference section and the Houghton Local Archive.

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    Epworth Old Rectory

    Epworth Old Rectory (built 1709) will transport you back to the early 18th century. This is the home where Samuel Wesley (Rector of Epworth) & his wife brought up their family. Their remarkable sons, John & Charles Wesley went on to develop the Methodist movement.

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    The Old Smithy & Heritage Centre

    A Victorian Smithy as it was abandoned many years ago. Exhibition of agricultural tools in a courtyard setting and Village Museum on the first floor.

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    St Andrew's Church

    Overlooking the town it provides an ideal base from which to explore the built and cultural history of Epworth. Both the church and the town have strong connections to the Wesley family; the Reverend Samuel Wesley was rector here from 1695 to 1735. His sons were born and brought up in Epworth.

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    The Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft

    Visit Britain’s largest collection of trolleybuses. Take a nostalgic ride on one and look around the 1950/60s exhibitions and shop window displays. Open selected weekends throughout the year. 11am – 5pm.

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    Wesley Methodist Memorial Church

    This Methodist church in the heart of the town is set in beautiful gardens. It was built in 1889 as a memorial to John and Charles Wesley. Open throughout the year 10am – 4pm, conducted tours arranged through the minister. No charge – but donations always welcomed. 2014 sees a new Wesley Heritage garden.

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    Sheperds Place Farm

    Visit our new petting zoo and rare breeds centre and get up close to llamas and alpacas, rheas and emus, wallabies, deer, goats, pigs and rabbits. There is a play area and bouncy castle for little ones and a café and ice cream parlour with a picnic area for you to enjoy a spot of lunch, fun for all the family.

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    Skyers Farm Riding School

    Why not visit Skyers Farm riding school and livery yard. We are a small, family run Pony Club approved Centre situated in Epworth. Come and learn in a friendly, safe environment. We welcome everybody of all ages and all abilities from the age of 4 years.

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    Lindholme Lakes

    Spread over 90 acres with 60 acres of water, Lindholme Lakes is the north’s finest 500+ peg fishery. Well stocked with barbel, bream, carp, trout and more, you’re guaranteed a good days fishing whether you are an experienced angler or just beginning. Each of the lakes have their own character from the flagship ‘Bonsai Lake’ stocked with 15 tonnes of fish, to the smaller pleasure lakes.

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    River Don Tavern and Lodge, Eastoft

    A traditional village inn with evening meals, real ales, log fires and a warm welcome. The recently built lodge offers high quality ground floor accommodation next to the pub’s orchard approx 50 yards from the main building. One room has a wet room and is suitable for disabled guests. Set in good dog walking countryside […]