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Attenborough Nature Centre

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Barton Lane, Attenborough NG9 6DY, England
+44 115 972 1777
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Lovely run around the arboretum

My friend and I stumbled across this in the summer and did the just under 2mile walk. On a planned... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hayley H
via mobile
Calm Oasis Close to the City

This is a great place for walking and watching nature. If you're a bird watcher or have wildlife... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sue W
Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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  • Average7%
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“the reserve” (41 reviews)
“bird watching” (14 reviews)
“lovely walk” (24 reviews)
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Barton Lane, Attenborough NG9 6DY, England
+44 115 972 1777
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I stumbled across this in the summer and did the just under 2mile walk. On a planned visit we came and did a 6.4mile run and the views were stunning. Loads of wildlife.

Thank Hayley H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place for walking and watching nature. If you're a bird watcher or have wildlife as an interest this place will interest you. There are miles of footpaths around the old village, through the gravel pits, alongside the river Trent - so...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's pleasant enough and warm but a little predictable. You can get some useful information about the reserve but it's really just a shop.

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

Called in on the way to Northampton for a quick visit and wished we had all day. Friendly and helpful staff good facilities and welfare at visitor centre, fantastic wildlife which you can literally hand feed. Bring plenty of bird/duck food and a camera for...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Great place for Birdwatching, lots of Hides on a large site. Just a little busy and noisy, on a Sunday

Thank KevinMatt
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

My wife and Dogs walked around the lakes to Beeston Marina. The views were lovely and the wildlife great. Many varieties of birds. The paths were well maintained and even the ones around the lakes were not too muddy.I had read many reviews about dogs...More

Thank Lee S
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Hidden gem in the midlands. Vast area to explore all the different trails. Abundance of wildlife, particularly birds. If your lucky you can spot some Kingfishers. Would recommend and will return

Thank Devan C
Reviewed 22 October 2017

I remember when this was literally a hole in the ground with water in it and birds visiting. Now the paths are so much better, there is signage, suggested routes/walks, a board with recent unusual sightings (to which you are invited to add), and the...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Plenty of information is given at the Visitor Centre, there are well maintained pathways and lots of open space

Thank JayZee48
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely walk around the reserve. Went to the visitor centre for food afterwards - knew the cafe wasn't doggie friendly, so carried my dog to the outside balcony seating area. Got asked to leave straight away. Was told I could buy food and...More

Thank Rosiee28
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5 February 2016|
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Response from n0rkin | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a leash, they are not allowed in the visitor centre and cafe but if you walk along the river to Beeston marina you will receive a warm welcome at Steve's cafe and bar where there is... More