Nottingham is an English city located in the county of Nottinghamshire, between the cities of Sheffield and Leicester in the United Kingdom. It is famous for lace making, its subterranean cave networks and the legend of Robin Hood. A popular tourist destination, it lies close to the beautiful Peak District National Park and many towns and cities of historical interest.
The city has a variety of historical sites and buildings of architectural interest. Wollaton Hall and Park is one such place. Explore historic halls, the city’s Natural History Museum, Nottingham’s Industrial Museum and the Yard Gallery. Set in 200 hectares of spectacular gardens, here visitors can browse at their leisure, seeking out the deer park and discovering where scenes from the 2012 Batman movie, Dark Knight Rises were filmed. Alternatively, Nottingham Castle allows travellers to discover the legend of Robin Hood, museums and art galleries. Another fascinating attraction in Nottingham is “City of Caves”. Venture underground to explore a labyrinth of over 450 caves hidden underneath the city streets. Those keen to remain in the great outdoors will enjoy the variety of cycle trails Nottingham offers. Adventurers can take the Ancient Sherwood Trail into the forest where Robin Hood is said to have planned his escapades. Those seeking retail therapy will enjoy the shops around Old Market Square. Flanked by stores, local government buildings and beautiful fountains, it’s the ideal place to explore the retail facilities or break for coffee. There are dining opportunities aplenty in Nottingham. Enjoy a plate of gourmet pub food, or head to one of the many international restaurants or stylish bars on the edge of Old Market Square.
Nottingham has one of the best transport networks in England. Most of the city’s attractions are walking distance from one another. To access outlying parks and museums, there are frequent buses. The local tram system operates to areas north, south and west of the city centre with stops at Old Market Square, Lace Market and Nottingham Train Station. Taxis and Uber are available throughout the county.
Nottingham predated Anglo-Saxon times and was once known as the “City of Caves”. During the Industrial Revolution, it became an important global trade centre for textiles and lace making. Today, visitors come to Nottingham keen to explore the caves, legends and lace and to discover more about its rich heritage.