Things to do in Nottingham

By October 19th, 2018News

Looking for things to do in Nottingham? Follow in Robin Hood’s footsteps amongst the royal hunting grounds of Sherwood Forest with its centuries-old Major Oak. Or visit the city’s thriving independent shopping scene which bustles obliviously above a network of over 800 sandstone caves, carved out in the Dark Ages. Anyone for cricket? Fast bowlers spin at Trent Bridge test matches. Art lovers can visit the world-class Nottingham Contemporary arts centre.

Nottingham’s truly got something for everyone.

When you are visiting don’t miss;

  • The Nottingham Cave Trail, which takes you underground to discover decaying dungeons, cock-fighting pits and cave houses among the 450-plus man-made caves dug deep beneath the city.

 

  • A drink in Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, reputedly England’s oldest Inn. Part of the pub is cut into the rock, and there’s talk of a secret passage that leads to Nottingham Castle; ask for a peek into the deep cave that serves as the beer cellar.

 

  • Famed for its associations with Robin Hood, the Civil War and literary legends such as Lord Byron and D.H. Lawrence, there is plenty to uncover in Nottinghamshire.

 

  • Nottingham Contemporary, one of the largest galleries of contemporary art in the UK, is a perfect place to visit because the art isn’t just about paintings. The gallery is free to visit, and regularly hosts changing exhibitions that showcase incredible international art.

 

  • If the weather turns a little chilly then why not snuggle up at Broadway cinema and catch one of the latest releases? Broadway boasts the world’s first (and only) Paul Smith-designed cinema auditorium. The cinema regularly shows unique films that you may not be able to catch anywhere else.

 

  • Watch a cricket match at world famous Trent Bridge. Visit one of the most famous sporting grounds in the UK and watch cricketing history being made.

 

 

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