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attractions of Nottinghamshire by Ben Binding
Right in the heart of England
this county of myths and legend, vibrant cities, ancient woodlands, beautifully
countryside and historical sites are all waiting to be discovered.
|Sherwood Forest the legendary
home of Robin Hood is one of Nottinghamshire's top tourist attractions.
Packed with top cultural and family activities and some of the county's
best food suppliers, there is something for everyone in this historical
area. Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre and the famous Major Oak, supposed
headquarters to Robin and his merry men, are great places to start your
tour of Sherwood where you can take the Robin Hood audio trail. One of
the best times for families to visit is during the Robin Hood Festival,
held each year in the first week of August.
At the time of Robin Hood,
Sherwood once covered all of Nottinghamshire but nowadays it has been reduced
to around 165 square miles (423 square kilometre) surrounding the village
plenty of room for fans of the great outdoors and adrenalin junkies who
can chose from cycling, climbing and zip sliding to make an action packed
holiday. At Rufford Abbey Country Park you can visit the 12th century Cistercian
monastery and find out more about Robin's relationship with the Church.
Also each June the abbey holds the internationally acclaimed Earth and
Fire ceramics festival.
|Nott's principle city is
Nottingham. It's a vibrant city and one of the country leading shopping
detinations, consistently ranked in the top 5 shopping destinations in
The UK and is packed with high street stores, designer labels and a growing
line of independent boutiques.
At the heart of the city
is the Old Market Square. The recent multimillion pound refurbishment of
the Square has created one of Europe's largest market places - on a par
with many public spaces in Europe. The centrepiece of the square is the
Council House, which is guarded faithfully the lions. Many events are held
in the square throughout the year including open air concerts, festivals
and a popular monthly fine food market. Nottingham is a city of contrast,
a busy commercial and retail centre by day and by night a haven for culture,
music and entertainment. The Royal Centre has played host to some of the
best acts in the world with the likes of the Bolshoi ballet having performed
here. The Royal Shakespeare Society will be returning this year as will
the Hallé as part of the orchestra's 150th birthday. While Trent
FM Arena hosts global icons such as The Foo Fighters and Bob Dylan.
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|1. The Prince of Wales formally
opened Midland counties museum and gallery of art (formally known as the
Nottingham Castle) on the 3rd of July 1878.
2. Victoria Centre is the
tallest building in Nottingham standing at 72m/256ft. Built in 1972 it
is smaller than Big Ben (106m/320ft) but taller than the Leaning Tower
of Pisa (55m/180ft).
3. Four statues stand on
top of the council building in the Nottingham market square. These represent
Civic law, Prosperity, Commerce and Knowledge. The hallmarks of Nottingham.
4. Nottingham is home to
one of the most ornate Tudor buildings in the UK. Wollaton Hall was built
between 1580 and 1588 and has recently been restored to the tune of £39
5. Newstead Abbey was built
for Henry II in 1170, although the beautiful historic house set in some
of the most glorious landscape in Nottinghamshire is more commonly known
as the home of Lord Byron.
|6. The Queen Chambers in
Market Square, Nottingham is decorated by the scowling Queen Victoria as
well as other mythical and mystical beasts.
Thomas Chambers Hine designed The Great Northern Station in 1856. This
was later changed to the Grand Victorian Station in 1900 and is now a health
8. Sir William Pierrepoint
built one of the first ever brick buildings to survive in Britain. Pierrepoint
Holme Hall was made in 1500 and now hosts wedding receptions!
9. Rumours are abound about
Rufford Abbey possibly getting a lottery grant to enable experts to reveal
more about what many people deem the most complete estate landscapes in
the whole of Britain.
10. William the Conqueror
built the first castle in 1067 and it remains a landmark to this very day.
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One of the finest hotels
in the Midlands, Crowne Plaza is renowned for the unique and contemporary
internal design, superb surroundings as well as an outstanding service.
This property is situated close to Nottingham East Midlands Airport and
at the core of Nottingham's vibrant city centre. National Ice Arena, Notingham
Castle and the National Watersports Centre are the fantastic places to
be visited while in Nottingham. From the informal and lively Blazers
Bar and Lounge to King's Restaurant with it's friendly team, you will be
sure of a warm welcome and an excellent choice of cuisine.
Achieving a balance of great
hospitality and luxury, liveliness and tranquility, Days Hotel Nottingham
offers a modern, city centre accommodation with up-to-date, flexible business
and pleasure facilities. The Days Hotel Nottingham offers a convenient
location for both business and pleasure travellers. Situated in the heart
of the city, the property is close to a gamut of key area attractions,
including the Nottingham City Centre and the Nottingham Castle. Enjoy
the warm and spacious interior as well as the up to date amenities.
The property serves an appetising, hot buffet breakfast that you can relish
at the gracefully designed breakfast area.
This property is located
in Nottingham. Nottingham Industrial Museum, Nottingham Castle, and Ye
Olde Trip to Jerusalem are area attractions. Nottingham Gateway Hotel has
a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café. 24-hour room
service is available. Business amenities include high-speed Internet access,
business services, and audio-visual equipment. Event facilities include
conference rooms. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional amenities
include 24-hour room service, an arcade/game room, and air conditioning
in public areas. This is a smoke-free property
This Nottingham hotel is
close to Nottingham Cathedral, Nottingham Playhouse, and Nottingham Concert
Hall. Also nearby are Nottingham Castle and Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem.
Park Hotel has a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Complimentary wireless Internet
access is available in public areas. Park Hotel has 26 guestrooms. Guestrooms
have televisions. Guestrooms provide complimentary wireless Internet access
and direct-dial phones. Guestrooms feature coffee/tea makers.