Kirkby in Ashfield town centre
Moor Market, 1-5 Low Moor Rd, Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottingham, NG17 7BE
The market town of Kirkby in Ashfield is a delightful place to visit that offers shopping, markets, parks, and leisure and sports facilities. Head to the town centre to wander round the shops and visit Kirkby Outdoor Market for its assortment of stalls and the indoor Moor Market. Kirkby Leisure Centre is a fantastic place to swim, to play sports, for indoor soft play, and to try out its five climbing walls. For those who prefer the outdoors, there are two excellent award-winning Green Flag parks with sports and recreational facilities: Kingsway Park and Portland Park.
The market town of Kirkby in Ashfield was once a collection of villages that was originally a Danish settlement. Kirkby translates in Danish to church town, and the area was mentioned in the Domesday Book for its two churches of St Wilfrid's Church and St Thomas' Church that both still exist today. The town expanded in the Victorian era due to its many collieries and had an extensive offering of railway lines that transported coal across the country.
How to get there:
By car: Exit at junction 27 on the M1 and follow Mansfield Road/A608, Derby Road/A611 and the B6021 to Kirkby in Ashfield.
By train: Kirkby in Ashfield station, Vernon Road, Kirkby in Ashfield, Nottingham, NG17 8EJ.
Parking: Find out about places to park in Kirkby in Ashfield town centre.
Kirkby Leisure Centre
Kirkby in Ashfield Library