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Our Address

Southwell Minster, Church Street, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0HD

How to Find Us

Southwell is 9 miles from Newark, 15 miles from Nottingham, 35 miles from Leicester, 13 miles from Mansfield.

By Road

We are 8 miles from Newark on the A612, 12 miles from Nottingham.

The A1 is convenient to reach Southwell; leave at the Newark junction with the A46 and take the A46 toward Nottingham. At the roundabout leave at the third exit onto the A617 toward Mansfield and Southwell. Having passed through Kelham, turn left onto the A612 signposted to Southwell.

From the M1 south, leave at junction 21A and join the A46 toward Newark; at the roundabout with the B6166 remain on the A46. At the next roundabout take the first exit onto the A617 toward Mansfield and Southwell. Having passed through Kelham, turn left onto the A612 sign-posted to Southwell.

From the M1 north, leave at junction 29 and join the A617 toward Mansfield; at Mansfield, continue on the A617 in the direction of Newark; after ten minutes signposts to Southwell will direct you.

You can find Southwell Minster on Google Maps here.

If using ‘SatNav,’ our postcode is NG25 0HD


There is a public car-park on Church Street, opposite the Minster, which includes disabled parking. The first hour is free (and all day Sundays and Bank Holidays) – but you will need to get a ticket and display it. There are other public car-parks and these are signposted.

The map below shows the locations of local car parks.


By Rail

Newark Northgate on the main East Coast line from London, King’s Cross. The Minster is a ten minute taxi ride from the station. National Rail Enquiry Line: 08457 48 49 50 or online at

By Bus

Number 26 bus service from King Street, Nottingham, every 30 minutes in the day-time Monday to Saturday, and a reduced timetable on Sundays.

26 Timetable PDF

28 and 29 from Newark and Mansfield

It has come to our attention that the Stagecoach number 28 bus service from Mansfield to Newark (via Southwell) is removing its services on Sundays commencing from week beginning Monday 4th August.  For details, visit:

Stagecoach Timetable 28/29 From Newark/Mansfield

Stagecoach Timetable 28/29 From Mansfield/Newark

Stagecoach Timetable 27x 28 28b PDF

Cathedral Security

The Cathedral takes the security of its visitors and worshippers very seriously. From time to time there will be security checks and fire drills. Thank you for your patience.