Things to do
With so much to see and do, Nottingham is one of Britain’s top destinations. Not only is it a fantastic place for visitors, but residents can embrace the best of local life. Other than discovering Robin Hood’s home at the nearby Sherwood Forest Country Park and its many waymarked trails and nature walks, the city itself has much to offer its people.
Spend a day at the Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, a striking 17th Century Ducal Mansion built on the original royal fortress site which was demolished in the Middle Ages. You could wander the historic streets of The Lace Market area and soak up the sights of the oldest part of the city. Alternatively, you could explore the many museums and attractions, such as Nottingham Industrial Museum, the Museum of Nottingham Life, Nottingham Natural History Museum, the Galleries of Justice Museum, Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery, and Green's Windmill and Science Centre. The ornate and beautiful Wollaton Hall – an Elizabethan mansion with gardens and a deer park – is also not to be missed, and makes a top spot for weekend outings.
Nottingham is also renowned for being a sporting haven. It has two football clubs (Notts County and Nottingham Forest) found on either side of the River Trent, forming the two most closely located clubs in the UK (geographically speaking). Nottingham is also home to Nottingham R.F.C, Nottingham Panthers ice hockey team, and Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club.
To cap it off, nightlife is something to shout about for Nottingham locals, who enjoy a diverse food and drink culture with venues that appeal to all ages.