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Nottingham Castle and Robin Hood Statue
Nottingham Castle and Robin Hood Statue
Wollaton Hall. Experience Nottinghamshire
Wollaton Hall. Experience Nottinghamshire
Clumber Park. Photo by Walden Effingham
Clumber Park. Photo by Walden Effingham
Rufford Abbey. Experience Nottinghamshire
Rufford Abbey. Experience Nottinghamshire
Old Market Square at Night, Gerry Molumby
Old Market Square at Night, Gerry Molumby
Nottingham. Photo Experience Nottinghamshire
Nottingham. Photo Experience Nottinghamshire
The Cornerhouse Shopping Centre, Nottingham
The Cornerhouse Shopping Centre, Nottingham
Fountain at Market Square, Nottingham UK
Fountain at Market Square, Nottingham UK

Nottingham Information

Nottingham is the second largest city in the East Midlands region of the UK with a history dating back to 600AD when it was first settled. The city is vibrant with activities and attractions but one of its biggest drawcards in attracting tourists is the urban legend of Robin Hood with the nearby Sherwood Forest being located in the Nottinghamshire region.

At first glance one may assume Nottingham is fast becoming just another modern city when looking at its skyline but looks can be deceiving as Nottingham is packed with amazing historical wonders to see such as Nottingham Castle, Wollaton Hall that houses the natural history and industrial museums and there are even a major network of some 400 caves running beneath its city.

For sightseeing, the first stop on most tourists’ agenda is the splendour and history of Nottingham Castle. Built in 1067 it is nicknamed “Castle Rock” as with its 130 feet high wall cliffs is one of the most magnificent castles of the Middle Ages in the United Kingdom. Inside Nottingham Castle is the Art Gallery and Museum housing some of the city’s finest artefacts and paintings and the castle also features the Sherwood Foresters Regimental Museum for historical information.

In the city centre, Old Market square is popular for nearby shopping and the square is the second largest public space in the UK being a major hub for the city’s social scene and occasional events. One of the hot spots for retail shopping is the Exchange Arcade with the nearby streets of Smithy Row and Clumber being great for café’s and restaurants.

With Shopping and sightseeing complete, you may want to catch some entertainment and Nottingham is not one to disappoint. The Royal Concert Hall, Rock City and the Nottingham Arena are the three biggest and best places to visit.

A major event well worth planning your itinerary for is the annual Robin Hood Festival held every year in August. The festival is a colourful free event with plenty of activities like sword and stick fighting and of course the most popular ever archery.

For more holiday information on Nottingham you may also want to visit the government website Experience Nottinghamshire

Stags at Wollaton Park. Photo Gerry Molumby, Expereince Nottinghamshire
Stags at Wollaton Park. Photo Gerry Molumby, Expereince Nottinghamshire
Nottingham Riviera Festival, Old Market Square. Photo Experience Nottinghamshire
Nottingham Riviera Festival, Old Market Square. Photo Experience Nottinghamshire