Southwell Minster is a minster and cathedral in Nottingham which opened in 1300. It has a rich and interesting history, and with such beautiful views it's been hailed as worth a visit even if it's just to get a look at the architecture. In its place there was originally a large Roman Villa, but in 956 the land was given to the Archbishop of York and a church was built. Keeping most of its original architecture, visitors come to pray and celebrate the church of course, but also want to take in the breathtaking building. It is one of the most traditional examples of a Medieval church that is well loved to this day and is considered the Mother Church of Nottinghamshire. Whether you're a religious person or you're interested in the construction of buildings – or both - you're sure to enjoy a visit to Southwell Minster. If you do take a trip there, then there's always the option of going for a meal too, and we've got it covered. The restaurant closest to Southwell Minster is The Saracens Head Restaurant, serving contemporary British food and is just a stones throw away from the Minster. It's part of The Saracens Head Hotel, so a perfect choice for those travelling a little farther out and wanting a nice place to stay as well. There is also Piano, an Italian evening-only restaurant which provides gorgeous views of the Minster from the terrace. Another restaurant close to Southwell Minster is The Vicarage Boutique which is a little more luxurious and a great choice for a larger party celebrating a special occasion. Whether it's a quick bite over lunch with family or a more organized and intimate meal for two later on, we've got an extensive list that will definitely help you decide, and you can book for free through us too.