Hucknall Tourism & Regeneration Group Bus Tours 2020


We are able to take 14 passengers on each of the bus tours. It is also possible to take a wheelchair user but we must be advised of this at the time of booking as seats will need to be removed.


There are currently no bus tours scheduled due to COVID-19

We are grateful to Tesco Bags of Help for their contributions to our bus tours.

All or our guides and escorts are volunteers and feel a great sense of pride in the work they do to maintain these FREE guided bus tours each year, from fund-raising to having a stall at various events, to collecting tombola prizes. Our Information Point in Hucknall Library is also staffed by these same volunteers from 10.00am to 2.00pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, with 10.00am to 12 noon on Saturday morning.

Bookings commence at 9.00am on 1 April 2019, but please avoid making bookings on Good Friday, 19 April through to Tuesday, 23 April inclusive. We accept the calls in chronological order to be fair to everyone.

Our volunteers in the Library are not able to accept bookings without FIRST speaking to the main telephone number, but they are able to accept cash/cheques and provide a receipt.


Bus Tour 1: We leave Hucknall at 10.00am and head to Bilsthorpe Heritage Museum. At 12 noon we leave Bilsthorpe and move to Rufford Abbey where we will have a short guided tour of the ruins before spending free time at the Abbey during which you may wish to enjoy a self-funded lunch. On the return journey, we visit Tithe Barn Burial Ground and return to Hucknall between 3.30pm and 4.00pm.

Bus tour 2: Today we leave Hucknall at 10.00am and drive to Stonebridge city Farm where we have time to view the animals and see all the fruit and vegetables before having a self-funded lunch at 12 noon and leaving for Greens Windmill at 12.30pm. After a short visit, we leave the Windmill and proceed to William Booth Birthplace Museum for a self-guided tour. Later we cross the road to St Stephens Church, Sneinton. We arrive back in Hucknall for 4.00pm.

Bus Tour 3: We leave Hucknall at 10.00am and travel directly to the Blue Diamond Garden Centre, East Bridgford where we spend the whole day looking around this very large site. There is a cafe and a restaurant on site. We leave at 3.00pm to return to Hucknall. This visit is a specially requested trip and the cost will be £5 per person, payable on booking.

Bus Tour 4: This is our 6 Churches tour visiting St Mary Magdalene’s, All Saints at Annesley, Annesley Old church, Beauvale Priory for Lunch (£5 payable on booking), St Mary’s at Greasley, and finally, St John’s Hucknall. We arrive back at the Market Place at 3.30pm approx.

Bus Tour 5: We leave Hucknall at 10.00 am prompt and head to the Rolls Royce Heritage Museum, before moving on to the Horse & Groom in Moorgreen for a self-funded lunch. Later we head to the D H Lawrence Birthplace museum for a guided tour (cost £6, payable on booking) before returning to Hucknall via more DHL sites.

Bus Tour 6: We lave Hucknall at 10.00am and drive to Newstead Abbey where we have a guided tour of the House and Gardens (£10 payable on booking). We have a break for a self-funded lunch and arrive back in Hucknall between 3.30pm and 4.00 pm.

Bus Tour 7: We leave Hucknall at 1.00pm to visit St James Church, Papplewick before moving to the Horse & Groom in Linby for a comfort break. Later we head to Papplewick Pumping Station for a tour of the building before returning to Hucknall at about 4.00 pm.

Bus Tour 8: We set off to visit St Michael’s in Linby before crossing over to the Horse & Group in Linby for a comfort break. Afterwards, we travel to Bestwood Winding House for a guided tour by the volunteers, returning to Hucknall by 4.00pm.

BOOKINGS will be taken by telephone on 0115 963 8566 (answerphone) or by email to from Monday, 1st April 2019 from 9.00 am, please. Payment can be taken at our Information Point in Hucknall Library, between 10.00am and 2.00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday or Saturday morning from 10.00am to 12 noon where a receipt will be issued.

Hucknall Tourism and Regeneration Group