A CD which takes people on walks around the delights of the region’s premier tourist attractions and beauty spots is now on sale.
The Chad Audio Guides CD takes listeners on interesting and informative trips through the ages to bring you the sights, sounds and history of seven unique locations.
Each individual guide lasts between 25 and 40 minutes, with Southwell Workhouse, Newstead Abbey, Chatsworth House, Hardwick Hall, King’s Mill Reservoir, Teversal Trails and Clumber Park the featured attractions.
The show is presented by Chad journalist, and lover of all things outdoor, Stephen Thirkill.
Said Stephen: “Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire has a rich and vibrant tourist industry and many attractions and people to be very proud of.
“It was fantastic to find out so much more about all these places.
“What I loved the most was discovering all the stories behind the buildings and finding out about people such as Bess of Hardwick and Lord Byron who helped put these places on the map.
“It is stories and characters such as these that really help to bring the history of the region alive.
“The guides were so passionate and knowledgeable, it was a pleasure to be shown around by them.
“I hope their enthusiasm shines through and encourages people listening to the CDs to get out and about and see for themselves what we have on our doorstep.”
During the series Stephen takes a step back in time to learn about the success of a national social experiment at Southwell Workhouse and what made the world-famous Lord Byron tick during a special behind-the-scenes visit to Newstead Abbey.
Stephen also explores the magnificent Chatsworth House to discover why the attraction is proving so popular with film-makers.
He also learns about the fascinating life of Bess of Hardwick, who became the second richest lady in the realm behind the Queen with Hardwick Hall a lasting legacy to her fame and fortune.
And nature lovers are also in for a treat as Stephen tours the picturesque King’s Mill Reservoir to discover its Royal connections, the beautiful Teversal Trails, which is playing a key role in the district’s regeneration, and Clumber Park, where he learns all about the battle to conserve, preserve and thrive.
This great triple CD, which is being stocked by Rufford Abbey, is now on offer for only £7.99.
To get your copy call 01623 450292 or visit any Chad reception.