Bingham was voted “the Best Place to bring up a Family” in October 2013. It is a vibrant Town with a population of approx. 9,000, and approx. 9 miles east of Nottingham, 9 miles south-west of Newark-on-Trent and west of Grantham situated where A46 (Old Fosse Way) intersects A52.
This lively market town traces its history back to the Domesday Book and beyond. Originally an Anglo-Saxon village, Bingham was already almost 1000 years old when, in the year 1314 Alice de Bingham, widow of the Lord of the Manor, claimed the right to hold a market there every Thursday. The market is still held on Thursdays, although the Butter Cross around which it is held is a relative newcomer dating back to just 1861.
Bingham has an excellent leisure centre, with swimming and teaching pools, a gymnasium, fitness and therapy suites, sports halls, and floodlit outdoor facilities. It is the meeting place of the town’s archery, athletics and badminton clubs, and there are also local groups dedicated to bowling, angling, cricket, football, karate, rugby and walking.
The town is set on the edge of the outstandingly beautiful Vale of Belvoir, with miles of magnificent countryside to explore, and outdoor attractions like Ferry Country Park with its wildlife park and farm provide endless stimulation for exploration and adventure. The National Water Sports Centre at Holme Pierrepoint, a purpose-built facility with a regatta lake, white-water rafting and water skiing and a major venue for national and international competitions, is less than five miles away. For relaxation and pampering, the Eden Hall Day Spa in nearby Elston Village provides a wide range of luxurious options.
Bingham is a market town with a good range of local shopping. It offers a supermarket, convenience stores, hardware retailers and food and drink shops, including an award-winning butcher. Many of the shops are based around Eaton Place, the historic Butter Cross and the Market Place, which is also the site of the lively Thursday market. Both Newark and Nottingham are also in easy reach for shopping trips.
Bingham is close to the junction of the A52 and A46, and in easy commuting range of Nottingham, Derby and Leicester. Bingham Station has frequent rail links with Nottingham and Grantham, and there are excellent local bus services. East Midlands International Airport is less than an hours drive away.
Bingham has a full range of childcare and education services, from pre-school to secondary and Toot Hill secondary school was recently ranked in the top 2% of schools in the UK.
Get in touch with our Bingham Office:
12 Market Place, Bingham, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG13 8AP
Tel: 01949 838500