Short Break in Nottingham

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One Night British Inn Stay with Breakfast For 2

  • One night stay - Sunday - Friday
  • Two night stays - 7 days a week (subject to availability)
  • British hotel or Inn
  • Comfortable double or twin room

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About Nottingham

Nottingham is a city rich in history, culture, and vibrant energy, offering a unique blend of ancient and modern attractions that captivate visitors. Known for its connections to the legendary Robin Hood, Nottingham goes beyond its folklore to reveal a dynamic urban centre, green spaces, and a lively cultural scene, making it an engaging place to explore.

The historical heart of Nottingham is its castle, perched on a high rock, Nottingham Castle provides a commanding view of the city. Although the original medieval castle has long since been replaced by a Ducal mansion, the site remains a focal point for visitors, encapsulating centuries of tumultuous history. The castle grounds are not just a place of historical significance; they also serve as a cultural hub, housing a museum and art gallery that showcases a mix of historical artifacts, art collections, and exhibits on the city's history, including its connections to Robin Hood.

Beneath the city streets lies another of Nottingham's wonders: the City of Caves. This underground network, carved from sandstone, offers a fascinating glimpse into the past, having been used for a variety of purposes over the centuries, from dwellings and tanneries to air raid shelters during World War II. A guided tour of these caves reveals the hidden history beneath Nottingham's bustling streets, providing a unique perspective on the city's heritage.

Nottingham's association with Robin Hood is celebrated at the Sherwood Forest, a short journey from the city. This ancient woodland, home to the legendary Major Oak, is believed to have been a hideout for Robin Hood and his band of merry men. Today, Sherwood Forest is a national nature reserve, offering a variety of walking trails through its ancient oaks and an opportunity to immerse in the legend and natural beauty of the area.

The city's cultural offerings extend beyond its historical sites. The Nottingham Contemporary, one of the largest contemporary art centres in the UK, presents cutting-edge art exhibitions, drawing visitors and artists from around the world. Its striking architecture and commitment to showcasing innovative art make it a must-visit for art enthusiasts.

For those interested in theatre and performance, Nottingham does not disappoint. The Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall, with their diverse programming ranging from opera and ballet to comedy and drama, are central to the city's cultural life. The Nottingham Playhouse is renowned for its bold productions and engagement with the community, further enriching the city's artistic landscape.

Nottingham's vibrant nightlife and culinary scene reflect its youthful and diverse population. From historic pubs like Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, claimed to be the oldest inn in England, to contemporary bars and clubs, there's a rich tapestry of evening entertainment. The city's culinary offerings are equally diverse, with a range of restaurants serving international cuisine, reflecting the multicultural fabric of Nottingham.

The city's green spaces, such as the Arboretum and Wollaton Hall and Park, provide a tranquil escape from urban life. Wollaton Hall, an Elizabethan mansion, houses a natural history museum set within extensive parkland where deer roam freely, offering a picturesque setting for leisurely walks.

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