What attraction would you like to feature in new Chad audio guides?

NMAC11-3231-1''Chad's Stephen Thirkill is pictured at Clumber Park on Wednesday.
NMAC11-3231-1''Chad's Stephen Thirkill is pictured at Clumber Park on Wednesday.

FOLLOWING the success of Chad’s Audio Guides tourism series, we are looking for new venues across the Mansfield, Ashfield and wider area to feature in brand new episodes.

During the popular first series, which is currently on sale at Rufford Abbey, Chad receptions and available for borrowing at 13 Nottinghamshire County Council libraries across the county, presenter Stephen Thirkill tours notable tourist attractions and beauty spots to bring listeners the sights, sounds and history of each location.

Series One features seven venues - Southwell Workhouse, Newstead Abbey, Chatsworth House, Hardwick Hall, King’s Mill Reservoir, Teversal Trails and Clumber Park - with each episode ranging in length from between 25 minutes and 40 minutes.

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.”

Series Two of the Chad Audio Guides is set to go on sale during the early part of next year, with Bolsover Castle, Old Hardwick Hall, The Peak District, Vicar Water/Sherwood Pines, Creswell Crags, Rufford Abbey and Sherwood Forest the features venues.

This great triple CD is now on offer for only £7.99. To get your copy call 01623 450292 or visit any Chad reception.

And if you know of any beauty spot or tourist attraction which you think we should feature, get in touch with show presenter Stephen Thirkill on 01623 450292 or email stephen.thirkill@chad.co.uk