Attractions and Places to Visit In Nottingham
Famous for the legend of Robin Hood, as well as being the former home of Lord Byron, Nottingham is a city which is proud of its rich heritage. Historical and cultural credentials include a 17th century castle and a medieval labyrinth of caves. A pair of stone lions watch over the 1920s Council House in the Old Market Square, while a statue of Robin Hood stands proudly below the castle.
In the heart of the city, you’ll find the mid-Victorian Theatre Royal. A splendid theatre, it hosts touring West End shows, and its pantomime is a draw for big celebrities, with David Hasselhoff appearing in the 2013 production of Peter Pan. The Nottingham Playhouse is one of the country’s top contemporary theatres, and even if you don’t feel like catching a show, is well worth a visit to see Turner Prize Winner Anish Kapoor’s Sky Mirror, an incredible open-air sculpture that locals voted as the city’s best landmark.
Nottingham is home to a particularly vibrant music scene, and its range of venues mean that you’ll have no trouble finding something to suit your tastes. The Capital FM Arena is often visited by pop stars, bands and comedians, from Kylie to Kasabian. If you like things a little more raucous, Rock City has seen plenty of the hottest acts pass through since it opened its doors in 1980,having hosted the likes of David Bowie, Oasis and Nirvana, and classical and comedy can be enjoyed in the majestic surroundings of the Royal Concert Hall and Albert Hall. Whatever you fancy seeing, a stay in a cheap hotel in Nottingham makes catching a show completely fuss-free
Nottingham is proud of its connection to the Robin Hood, and Sherwood Forest sits to the north of the city. However, this ancient woodland has so much more to it than legendary men in tights; it was a former royal hunting ground, and is home to the 1000 year old tree, the Major Oak, the Sherwood Forest Golf Club, which is one of England’s best courses, and some great Nottingham hotels.