Pilgrims' Journey

14 May 2019

Discover the deep devotion and determination of those early Separatists in their search for freedom and peace that finally led to the Mayflower voyage.


Tour highlights

• Visit the historic town of Retford, site of early Separatist dissent

• Explore the town of Gainsborough and its magnificent Old Hall - one of the best preserved medieval manor houses in England

• Visit Gainsborough's Heritage Centre and the United Reformed Church, built in memory of John Robinson - Pastor to the Pilgrims

• Follow the Pilgrims Trail to discover the ancient English villages and churches of Babworth, Scrooby, Sturton le Steeple and Austerfield where the influential Pilgrims, William Bradford and William Brewster shaped their beliefs.

How to explore by train

Retford can be easily accessed by train from London Kings Cross. Change at Retford for the train to Gainsborough Lea Road.

From here you can explore the picturesque Pilgrim Line.

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