Mansfield was one of the first towns in the East Midlands to have a dedicated train station in the 19th century, since then a number of sites have been used as the main station in Mansfield. Both Mansfield Woodhouse and Mansfield Central stations are located on the historic Robin Hood Line carrying passengers to Mansfield from Nottingham and Worksop. Mansfield Woodhouse station is located a little further outside the town and, like Mansfield Central, is operated and is accessed by trains provided by East Midlands Trains. Mansfield Woodhouse is also served by trains provided by East Midlands Trains travelling on the line from the East Anglian city of Norwich.
The town of Mansfield is a historic market town that has built up around the traditional market square that sits in the centre of the town. With a 700 year history, it's one of the best known and loved markets in the UK. The Palace Theatre has been another major attraction since it was built in 1910, but has seen a surge in popularity among touring companies, amateur productions and theatre-goers too. Mansfield Museum has been voted among the top user-friendly exhibition spaces in recent years, with this free to enter museum bringing the area's history to life for visitors. The stuning Sherwood Forest is located just outside Mansfield and contains a large green area and details of the myth of Robin Hood.