Retford is a mid-sized community in the English county of Nottinghamshire. Located between the cities of Sheffield and Lincoln, it is a historic market town in the valley of the River Idle.
Idle Valley Nature reserve is a wetland and designated Site of Special Scientific Interest close to Retford. With a wide variety of wildlife including birds and rare flowers, the park is centred around a picturesque lake and the cafe draws visitors of all types. Idle Valley is a popular natural attraction in Nottinghamshire and the Retford area.
Close to Retford, Welbeck Abbey is one of the oldest and grandest stately homes in this area renowned for its historic mansions. After opening in 1150, the home was a monastery until their dissolution meant it passed hands to the Dukes of Portland.
Throughout the area, from Hallcroft to Newtown, Floom’s Retford flower delivery covers the whole town.