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.

City of Caves

City of Caves

Discover a hidden world beneath your feet underneath the streets of Nottingham. Explore our original and historic site with sandstone caves with our actor led tours and meet friendly characters Archie & Annie.
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Nottingham Contemporary

Nottingham Contemporary

Nottingham Contemporary is an international art centre with a strong sense of local purpose. Built on an historic site in the Lace Market area of the city, it's one of the few major contemporary art UK spaces.
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Wollaton Hall & Deer Park

Set within a 500-acre deer park, Wollaton Hall is a spectacular Elizabethan mansion, built by Sir Francis Willoughby & was chosen by Warner Bros as the set of Wayne Manor The Dark Knight Rises Batman film.
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Belton House in Nottingham

Belton House

Belton House is a Grade I listed country house in Belton near Grantham, Lincolnshire, England. The mansion is surrounded by formal gardens and a series of avenues leading to follies within a larger wooded park.
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Grantham House

Grantham House

Grantham House is a handsome town house, built in 1380, one of the oldest buildings in Grantham, Lincolnshire, England. It has a riverside walled garden. The House is situated in Castlegate and its...
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Woolsthorpe Manor in Nottingham

Woolsthorpe Manor

Woolsthorpe Manor in Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth, near Grantham, Lincolnshire, England, is a modest farmhouse and the birthplace and family home of Sir Isaac Newton. He was born there...
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The Workhouse in Nottingham

The Workhouse

The Workhouse, also known as Thurgarton Hundred Incorporated Workhouse and later Greet House, in the town of Southwell, Nottinghamshire, England, is a museum operated by the National Trust.
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Newstead Abbey in Nottingham

Newstead Abbey Historic House

Newstead Abbey, in Nottinghamshire, England, was formerly an Augustinian priory and converted to a domestic home following the Dissolution of the Monasteries. It is now best known as the ancestral...
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Nottingham Castle in Nottingham

Nottingham Castle

Nottingham Castle is a castle in Nottingham, England. It is located in a commanding position on a natural promontory known as "Castle Rock", with cliffs 130 feet (40 m) high to the south and west.
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Grantham Museum in Nottingham

Grantham Museum

Grantham Museum is located at St Peter's Hill, Grantham, Lincolnshire, England in the building provided for it in 1926. The building also housed the public library, and was partly funded by the Carnegie...
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Nottingham Industrial Museum in Nottingham

Nottingham Industrial Museum

Nottingham Industrial Museum is situated in part of the 17th-century stables block of Wollaton Hall, located in a suburb of the city of Nottingham. The museum won the Nottinghamshire Heritage Site of the Year...
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Attenborough Nature Reserve in Nottingham

Attenborough Nature Reserve

Attenborough Nature Reserve is a nature reserve at Attenborough, Nottinghamshire, England, located 7 Kilometres south west of Nottingham city centre. It is managed by Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust...
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Mansfield Quakers Heritage Trail in Nottingham

Mansfield Quakers Heritage Trail

It was the faith of two US presidents and several prominent UK industrialists, yet the origins of the Quaker religion are little known today by people living in the English town where it began.
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Sherwood Forest Country Park in Nottingham

Sherwood Forest Country Park

Centuries in the making, the legend of Sherwood continues to grow, with every generation adding to its legacy. Today, the forest is a magical destination for everyone who wants to enjoy this beautiful...
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Rufford Abbey Country Park in Nottingham

Rufford Abbey Country Park

Rufford Abbey is a country estate in Rufford, Nottinghamshire, England, some 2 miles (4 km) south of Ollerton. Originally a Cistercian abbey, it was converted to a country house in the 16th century...
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Bestwood Country Park in Nottingham

Bestwood Country Park

The 650 acres of Bestwood have a richly varied landscape, wildlife and industrial heritage. This serene oasis, now popular with walkers, cyclists and bird-watchers, was once home to one of Britain’s...
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Cotgrave Country Park in Nottingham

Cotgrave Country Park

Risen from the site of an old Colliery, Cotgrave is an area of rolling terrain, book-ended by wooded hills. We developed from reclaimed land and pit heaps, which surrounded the old coal mine.
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Holme Pierrepont Country Park in Nottingham

Holme Pierrepont Country Park

Holme Pierrepont Country Park, home of The National Water Sports Centre is located in Holme Pierrepont near Nottingham, England and on the River Trent. It is used for many different types of sports...
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Heckington Windmill in Nottingham

Heckington Windmill

Heckington Windmill is the only eight-sailed tower windmill still standing in the United Kingdom with its sails intact. Heckington is located between Sleaford and Boston in Lincolnshire, England.
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Cogglesford Watermill in Nottingham

Cogglesford Watermill

Cogglesford Mill (sometimes referred to as Coggesford) is a Grade II listed working watermill in Sleaford, Lincolnshire. It is possibly the last working Sheriff's Mill in England. The mill sits...
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Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum in Nottingham

Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum

Discover the fascinating story of the historic Royal Air Force College Cranwell and become a pilot on the Jet Provost flight simulator. Royal Air Force College Cranwell is probably one of the most...
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Navigation House in Nottingham

Navigation House

The construction of the Sleaford Navigation linked the town with the navigable waters of the River Witham and so with the expanding canal network. In an era when navigable waterways were at the forefront...
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Southwell Minster in Nottingham

Southwell Minster

Southwell Minster is a minster and cathedral, in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, England. It is situated six miles from Newark-on-Trent and thirteen miles from Mansfield. It is the seat of the Bishop of Southwell...
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Newark Castle and Gardens in Nottingham

Newark Castle and Gardens

Newark Castle, in Newark, in the English county of Nottinghamshire was founded in the mid 12th century by Alexander, Bishop of Lincoln. Originally a timber castle, it was rebuilt in stone towards...
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Sherwood Pines Forest Park in Nottingham

Sherwood Pines Forest Park

Sherwood Pines is a fantastic and inspiring place to experience the outdoors. There is something for everyone all year round, from walking and family cycling to mountain biking, Go Ape and adventure play.
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Sherwood Observatory in Nottingham

Sherwood Observatory

Sherwood Observatory is an amateur astronomical observatory in Nottinghamshire, England, owned and operated by Mansfield and Sutton Astronomical Society. The main dome is 6.5m in diameter...
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Woodthorpe Thorpe Grange Park in Nottingham

Woodthorpe Thorpe Grange Park

Woodthorpe is a suburban area of Arnold, Nottinghamshire. It is part of the Borough of Gedling and lies next to the city boundary. It is next to the areas of Mapperley, Daybrook, Sherwood and the main...
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Clumber Park in Nottingham

Clumber Park

History. Clumber Park is a country park in the Dukeries near Worksop in Nottinghamshire, England. It was the seat of the Pelham-Clintons, Dukes of Newcastle which is owned by the National Trust...
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Mr Straw in Nottingham

Mr Straw

Mr Straw's House is a National Trust property in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. The Edwardian semi-detached house and its contents have remained largely unchanged since the 1920s.
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Mattersey Priory in Nottingham

Mattersey Priory

Mattersey Priory is a former monastery of the Gilbertine order, located near the village of Mattersey, Nottinghamshire, England. It is currently managed by English Heritage. The priory was founded...
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Grantham Canal in Nottingham

Grantham Canal

The Grantham Canal is a canal that runs for 33 miles (53 km) from Grantham, falling through 18 locks to West Bridgford where it joins the River Trent. It was built primarily to allow for the transportation...
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Belvoir Castle in Nottingham

Belvoir Castle

Belvoir Castle (pronounced “beaver”) is a stately home in the English county of Leicestershire, overlooking the Vale of Belvoir. It is a Grade I listed building. A corner of the castle is still used...
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National Justice Museum in Nottingham

National Justice Museum

The National Justice Museum (formerly the Galleries of Justice Museum), also known as the Shire Hall, is an independent museum on High Pavement in the Lace Market area of Nottingham, England.
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Colwick Country Parks in Nottingham

Colwick Country Parks

On the outskirts of Nottingham city, the park is accessible via public transport and is well placed just off one of the region's key cycle routes. The park is owned, operated and maintained by Nottingham...
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Mansfield Museum in Nottingham

Mansfield Museum

Mansfield Museum is a local authority museum run by Mansfield District Council in Nottinghamshire. The brainchild of William Edward Baily, a wealthy local collector and natural historian, the museum opened...
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Nottingham Cathedral

Nottingham Cathedral

The Cathedral Church of St. Barnabas in the city of Nottingham, England, is a cathedral of the Roman Catholic church. It is the mother church of the Diocese of Nottingham and seat of the Bishop of Nottingham.
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Old Market Square in Nottingham

Old Market Square

The Old Market Square is an open, pedestrianised city square in Nottingham, England. It is the largest such surviving square in the United Kingdom, forming the heart of the city. Located in the heart...
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The National Ice Centre in Nottingham

The National Ice Centre

The National Ice Centre (NIC) is located in Nottingham, England. It is situated just east of the city centre, close to the historic Lace Market area. The NIC was the first twin Olympic-sized (60m x 30m)...
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Trent Bridge Cricket Ground in Nottingham

Trent Bridge Cricket Ground

Trent Bridge is a cricket ground mostly used for Test, One-day international and County cricket located in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, England, just across the River Trent from the city of Nottingham.
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Greens Mill in Nottingham

Greens Mill

The Mill was built shortly after 1807 by the father of 19th-century mathematical physicist George Green, whose name was also George Green. It is located on the site of a previous post mill and there were...
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