Be a Ruddington Bus Detective!

Here’s something for youngsters who fancy a bit of “sleuthing” to get involved with during this half term. We’re delighted to report that Nottingham City Transport has chosen a fabulous destination for its latest “Bus Detective” trail…. RUDDINGTON! It’s a chance to grab your magnifying glass and head out with the kids for a “quizzical adventure”. If you live outside Ruddington all you need to do is hop onto a Navy 3 or Green 10 BioGas bus with a £5.00 Grouprider ticket and hop off again at Ruddington Green to begin the…

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NCT’s Ruddy Good Guide!

Have YOU got the latest edition of the handy booklet about places to visit in Ruddington – and where to eat and drink in the village? This FREE guide has again been produced in a partnership between Nottingham City Transport (NCT) and the creative team here at RUDDINGTON.info. Look out for NCT’s ‘Ruddy Good Day Out‘ printed booklet available in the featured venues and other outlets throughout Ruddington – as well as local libraries and the NCT Travel Centre. Or you can download a PDF version >>HERE<<. Visitors to our village can hop on and off NCT buses Navy…

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NCT’s #RuddyGoodDayOut | Rushcliffe Country Park

Rushcliffe Country Park: Use stop Rushcliffe Country Park – Green 10C (Sundays & Bank Holidays) or The Green – Navy 3, Green 10 (other days), with a short walk from The Green via Asher Lane to Rushcliffe Country Park. This 210 acre open park space, with over five miles of footpaths, can either be a hive of family activity or a place of individual tranquillity, depending on your preference. Around a quarter of a million visitors a year stroll around the pretty park and lake, watch the varied wildlife, explore the…

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NCT’s #RuddyGoodDayOut | The Framework Knitters’ Museum

The Framework Knitters’ Museum: Catch the Navy 3 or Green 10 to Chapel Street. This small, unspoilt museum housed in original four hundred year-old Framework Knitters’ workshops and cottages has acquired an international reputation in recent years. As well as its innovative displays, an attractive garden, cosy tea room and shop it has operational Framework Knitting machines – some of which you can try out yourself to create a unique souvenir. The Old Chapel opposite houses an art gallery, with free admission, displaying the work of local painters. Both sites are…

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NCT’s #RuddyGoodDayOut | Restaurants

Ruddington Restaurants – from Indian to Italian and a variety of great British food, too. There are LOTS of places you can pop in to have something to eat in Ruddington.  As well as the cafes/delis most of the pubs now serve food and some offer extensive menus in smart dining-only areas with waiter or waitress service. You might like to try one of our five popular Ruddington restaurants:- Dhaka Delhi: High Street stop – Navy 3, Green 10 The Three Spices: – Easthorpe Street stop – Green 10 Ruddington Grange Golf…

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NCT’s #RuddyGoodDayOut | Great Central Railway Nottingham

Great Central Railway Nottingham Use stop: Rushcliffe Country Park – Green 10C (Sundays & Bank Holidays) or The Green – Navy 3, Green 10 (other days), with a short walk from The Green via Elms Park to the GCRN. This is the current northern terminus of The Great Central Railway (Nottingham) and home to Ruddington’s heritage railway and transport museum. There’s a café and gift shop, plus miniature and model railways. At weekends and on Bank Holidays through the summer vintage steam and diesel trains take passengers along almost ten miles…

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NCT’s #RuddyGoodDayOut | St Peter’s Church

St Peter’s Church: Catch the Navy 3 or Green 10 to Ruddington Church. The chapel of St Mary, built in 1459, became Ruddington’s parish church when St Peter’s Church in nearby Flawford was demolished in 1773. Much of the current Grade II listed Gothic style building dates from 1824 but it retains the chancel and steeple from the ancient fabric. The impressive manual pipe organ was installed in 1908 and made by Brindley & Foster of Sheffield. The church is in frequent use for worship as well as other village events…

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NCT’s #RuddyGoodDayOut | Pubs & Bars

Ruddington Pubs & Bars EIGHT to choose from – and that’s without including our many other licensed Ruddington venues! The Ruddington Arms: Savages Road stop – Navy 3 The Victoria Tavern: Clifton Road stop – Navy 3 Apotheka: Clifton Road stop – Navy 3 The Red Lion: High Street stop – Navy 3, Green 10 The Red Heart: Easthorpe Street stop – Green 10 The Three Crowns: – Easthorpe Street stop – Green 10 The Frame Breakers: High Street stop – Navy 3, Green 10 The White Horse: Chapel Street…

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NCT’s #RuddyGoodDayOut | Graves of the Rorke’s Drift Survivors

The Graves of the Rorke’s Drift Survivors: Catch the Navy 3 or Green 10 to Ruddington Church. A short walk along Vicarage Lane will take you to Shaw Street Cemetery. It contains the graves of no less than three of the survivors of just 150 British and colonial troops who successfully defended the Rorke’s Drift garrison against an intense assault by 3,000 to 4,000 Zulu warriors in South Africa in 1879. The recently restored headstones of Privates Caleb Wood, James Marshall and Robert Tongue (pictured) can all be found fairly easily.

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