Nottingham has come a long way since the 6th century when it was a Saxon settlement under the name of 'Snotengaham'. Today, Nottingham is a vibrant, bustling city with many layers to unravel. The home of literary giant Lord Bryon the legendary Robin Hood, the city provides a great wealth of cultural attractions as well as highly acclaimed theatre and some of the best shopping facilities in England. With easy transport links to the north and the south, a visit to Nottingham makes a great day out or weekend away.


Founded by William the Conqueror, Nottingham Castle stands as a proud landmark to the city and also includes a museum and a modern art gallery. Venture below the Castle’s grounds on a tour of some of the 400 caves which run underneath the city’s streets.

Nottingham has a proud industrial heritage in lace manufacturing, which can be discovered at The Museum of Nottingham Lace. Even today, the textile industry has had a great impact on the city as can be seen at Museum of Costume and Textiles. The Galleries of Justice at Shire Hall explore the curiosities of the English legal system throughout the ages. At the Brewhouse Yard Museum you can experience the changes to social life in Nottingham over the past 300 years.

Participate in history at The Tales of Robin Hood, the most popular visitors’ attraction in the city. The park includes an adventure car ride through a medieval village, falconry displays and archery practice, and is designed to bring Nottingham’s famous heritage back to life.


With over 1300 shops, Nottingham offers some of the best shopping experiences in the UK. The huge Victoria and Broad Marsh shopping centres are perfect for undercover shopping. For elegant designer brands head to the Flying Horse Walk and the Exchange Arcade. Derby Road is a great place to search for antiques. Traditional lace souvenirs can be bought at the Lace Centre inside the beautiful 15th Century Severns Building. Find specialist boutiques and unusual gifts in the alternative Hockly area of the city.

Nightlife and Eating Out

There is something to suit every taste in Nottingham. Alongside the rows of modern cocktail bars, Nottingham boasts what is thought to be the oldest inn in England.The city centre also hosts hundreds of restaurants from all over the world.

The Victorian Theatre Royal and the modern Royal Concert Hall are wonderful venues for an evening out. The Nottingham Playhouse also has an excellent reputation for the quality of its productions.

Tourist Information

Nottingham City Tourist Information Centre 1-4 Smithy RowNottinghamNG1 2BYTel: +44 (0)1159


Nottingham East Midlands Airport is connected to the city centre by the highly efficient Skylink bus service. The total journey time from the centre of the city to the airport is approximately 45 minutes.

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