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.
- Nottingham offers a fantastic and diverse year-round programme of concerts and theatre at Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham Playhouse and Motorpoint Arena.