For many, there is no better place in the world than Nottingham. Officially named, Nottingham, county town of Nottinghamshire, but informally known as the “Queen of the Midlands”, Nottingham is located on a hilly area of the north bank of the River Trent. Most commonly known for its long history as a trading and manufacturing hub, the city is also known for its fine lace. And while Nottingham certainly has a lot going for it historically, lately, people have been flocking to the city for its many tourist attractions and other events in Nottingham. In fact, there is so much to see and do in Nottingham that many travelers often extend their holiday just to see them all.
If you are looking to experience all that Nottingham has to offer, keep reading to learn about some of the city’s top attractions.
4 Top Attractions And Events In Nottingham
Papplewick Pumping Station- one of the best examples of Victorian industrial design in Britain, the Papplewick Pumping Station includes many of the original structures, some of which have been carefully restored. You will find a Boiler House complete with six Lancashire Boilers as well as an informative guide who is willing to share his knowledge of the pumping station and the original twin beam engines, built by James Watt in 1884.
Newstead Abbey – located in Ravenshead, Newstead Abbey is close enough to Nottingham to make it a worthwhile drive. Newstead Abbey is the former family home of poet Lord Byron and still holds some of the earliest Augustinian structures from 1170 including the west front of the church, the refectory, the chapterhouse and the cloisters.
Old Market Square- if you are looking for a true Nottingham experience, start at the Old Market Square. This is the largest such public space in England and tourists will find a wide range of unique and authentic attractions to experience. From the Neoclassical Council House and the Nottingham Playhouse, to the 19-foot-wide stainless steel dish, Sky Mirror, held inside, Old Market Square is the perfect place to begin your Nottingham adventure.
Robin Hood Way And Sherwood Forest- what Nottingham adventure would be complete without a visit to Robin Hood Way and Sherwood Forest? Beginning at Nottingham Castle and stretching through Robin Hood Way to Sherwood Forest, this could very well be an adventure in itself and the only reason you add Nottingham to your list of holiday destinations. While you can enjoy Robin Hood Way and Sherwood Forest, Nottingham Castle is currently closed for renovations and expected to reopen in 2021.
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