Southwell is a delightful and historic little town in Nottinghamshire, six miles from Newark and on the edge of Sherwood Forest.
It is usually pronounced "Suth'll", although some local people insist that it should simply be "Southwell".
Southwell Minster is an old and historic church, dating from about 1100, which achieved cathedral status in the 19th century. It is now the cathedral covering the Nottinghamshire area.
The Saracen's Head, still operating as a hotel, is the old coaching inn where Charles I surrendered in 1646. Lord Byron lived in the town for around five years as a young man.
The popular Bramley apple was first grown in Southwell.
The National Trust are now the custodians of the Workhouse, which is open to the public.
On the edge of the town is the popular Southwell Racecourse.