What to do in the city of Nottingham in England - Dietrich Herlan | Travel Photography

What to do in the city of Nottingham in England. Nottingham, Nottinghamshire County Town. The city has a long tradition as a shopping center and manufacturing center and is known for its beautiful lace. More recently it has become a popular cultural destination with numerous attractions including two large theatres and several art galleries.

Nottingham is a great base from which to explore the nearby Sherwood Forest, the legendary home of Robin Hood. In fact, the image of this most famous of English folk heroes is everywhere in the city, and although its former forest site has been considerably reduced, this gives the city a truly unique atmosphere.


What to do in Nottingham


Ye Olde Pub Trip to Jerusalem

Sculpted on the cliff below the castle, this atmospheric brewery claims to be England's oldest pub. Founded in 1189, it supposedly quenched the thirst for partisan crusaders, and its labyrinth of rooms and stone courtyards made it the most environmental place in Nottingham for a beer.

Have a few beers at one of England's oldest pubs and listen to the scary ghost stories that haunt the caves beneath it. In summer, enjoy the sun in the garden and on the patio. An open fire provides a warm and welcoming atmosphere on cold winter days. Hungry customers can choose from a wide range of menu items, including squid, steaks, burgers and fish and chips.

Nottingham Castle

Just off Ye Old Trip to Jerusalem is Nottingham Castle. The Nottingham Castle Museum and the Art Gallery are the basis of the city's important collections of Fine Arts and Decorative Arts.

Please note that: Nottingham Castle is undergoing major renovations and the Castle will be closed from 1 July 2018 until 2020.

City Caves

The complex network of caves hidden beneath the streets of Nottingham had a firm influence on the fabric of the city's history. Of course, some of the most dramatic and well-preserved tales have been based around the castle quarter, and this fascinating walk allows you to experience all the secrets while exploring the backcountry of Nottingham Castle.

Statue of Robin Hood

Who has never heard of the Robin Hood legend? The man who stole from the nobility to give to the poor. He would have lived in the twelfth century and lived in the Sherwood Forest.

Looking at the gates of the castle with its bow and arrow from the ancient moat of Nottingham Castle, this bronze statue revealed in 1952 of the famous outlaw of Nottingham is the work of James Woodford. Minor sculptures nearby portray John Small, Will Scarlet, Friar Tuck and Minstrel Alan A Dale. Plaques on the walls of the castle illustrate scenes of Robin Hood and his Merry Men.

Old Market Square

The old city center of Nottingham has several important tourist attractions. This is where you will find Old Market Square, England's largest public space and home to the Nottingham Tourism Center, an important first stop before exploring the city.

Lace Market- National Justice Museum

Only a short walk from Old Market Square is the historic Lace Market. Protected as one of the most important heritage areas of the city, these old warehouses and exhibition halls now house countless shops, restaurants and lace makers.

You can see here is the popular National Justice Museum. the National Justice Museum offers a macabre walk through centuries of British justice, including medieval judgments by fire and water. There are costumed characters representing historical figures, and reenacted court activities, exhibitions and presentations happen regularly. Tickets are valid throughout the day.

Goose Fair

The Nottingham Goose Fair is an annual traveling fair held at the Forest Recreation Ground in Nottingham, England, during the first week of October. And it is one of the largest traveling fairs in Europe and is one of Nottingham's oldest traditions, more than 700 years old. Until 1927, the fair was scheduled to be held at Old Market Square before being moved to its current location on the Forest Recreation Ground.

Victoria center

The Intu Victoria Center is a shopping mall in the heart of Nottingham. With over 120 shops available and a lot of great restaurants. Intu Victoria Center is the place to shop in the East Midlands and getting here could not be easier, the Intu Victoria Center has its own bus station which serves the north of the city, as well as a car parking and tram places nearby.

In addition, we are just a short walk away from the other mall called Broadmarsh, located in the south of downtown.

Wollaton Hall

Situated on a natural hill 5 km west of Nottingham city center, Wollaton Hall sits on 800 acres of spectacular gardens and parks. The hall was used as stage for Wayne Manor in the film Batman 2012, Dark Knight Rises.

On site, in addition to the historic hall and its sumptuous gardens, visitors will find the Nottingham Natural History Museum, Nottingham Industrial Museum (open weekends only) and a gift shop and cafes situated in the courtyard buildings under the Tower the Clock and the Wollaton 508 located next to the children's play area. Both cafes serve a variety of delicious refreshments, including homemade soups, cakes, sandwiches, hot and cold seasonal specialties and vegetarian options. Best time to visit and during the spring or summer.


Shopping in Nottingham


Victoria Center is a shopping mall in the heart of Nottingham. With over 120 shops available and a lot of great restaurants. Intu Victoria Center is the place to shop in the East Midlands and getting here could not be easier, the Intu Victoria Center has its own bus station which serves the north of the city, as well as a parking lot for over 2,750 cars and tram places nearby.

Broadmarsh Shopping Center is just a short walk from the other shopping center called Victoria Center, located in the south of downtown.

Where to eat in Nottingham


Eating well in Nottingham does not have to cost so expensive, Fortunately, Nottingham offers great options for those who want to eat out.

The Cornerhouse is a leisure complex in the city center of Nottingham, England. Built on the former site of the local Nottingham newspaper, its attractions include a number of bars, restaurants, a multi-theater cinema operated by Cineworld, a large night club called "PomPom", a casino and two adventure golf courses.

The Cornerhouse has a wide range of popular choices of drinks and restaurants, based in the heart of Nottingham City Center. The Cornerhouse is perfect for alfresco dining, family owned restaurants and even a cocktail or two, there is everything here that you could possibly need.

Where to stay in Nottingham


Although accommodation in the centre tend to be a little bit more expensive, but staying in the centre it is quite advantageous, it means you will save money on transportation costs. I usually try to stay close to a bus/train station so that I can easily have access to public transport.

My recommendation is to stay around the City Centre and for more options, take a look at Booking.com or Agoda.

Whether you want a magnificent city apartment or hotel, or a B&B, Nottingham has accommodation throughout the county to suit all budgets.


The Britannia Nottingham Hotel

Jurys Inn Nottingham

ibis Nottingham Centre     


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