This magnificent 17th century mansion was built on the site of an original Medieval Castle and offers spectacular views over the city. Within the walls is a vibrant museum and art galleries, hosting both national and international artists. Guided tours of the caves beneath the Castle are also available where you can discover King David’s dungeon, the Duke of Newcastle’s Wine Cellar and Mortimer’s Hole.
Wollaton Hall and Deer Park is one of the country’s finest Grade One listed Elizabethan mansions located within 500 acres of lovely parkland and lake. The house is now Nottingham Natural History Museum and at the Wollaton's Courtyard Stables you will find the city's Industrial Museum. Notice, that the parkland has a herd of deer which to admire and large-scale outdoor events and festivals are held here.
Relive Nottingham’s past by visiting this Victorian courthouse and prison which been voted as England’s Best Small Visitor Attraction of the Year 2014. The guides are dressed with period costume and will ensure that your experience is an authentic and interactive one, full of surprises, maybe even scary sometimes.
The Lace Market is named after the booming lace trade that Nottingham was famous for in the 18th century. This hip and happening part of town is home to some of the city’s best restaurants, bars and shops. The cobbled streets and stunning architecture also make it arguably the most attractive area of Nottingham.
Nottingham Playhouse, being one of the region's most popular landmarks, offers a wide array of performances. The Nottingham Playhouse pantomime is maybe the most famous of its shows. Do not miss the award-winning restaurant Cast who serves food and drink day and night.
This tour gives you a different view of the history of Nottingham. Visit the spot where the last public hanging took place, listen to the terrible stories about grave-robbing, murder and misery and see if you can catch a glimpse of the Nottingham ghost, Mr Bone, as he haunts the Lace Market. Suitable for: Ages 10 and above Duration: Approx. 80 minutes Starts from: Cross Keys, NG1 2GJ
If gaming is your passion you should not miss to visit this unique museum and game centre. Play with your friends at one of the gaming tables or take the chance to enjoy a drink in the Dwarf bar. The centre is well visited by enthusiasts from all over the world.
Over an area of 3,000 square metres four galleries with contemporary art are housed together with other artistic areas such as a learning room, the Study and a performance and film space. The museum's café bar is also very popular. Here you can enjoy live music on Saturday nights.
Feel the excitement in the air just before the start of a greyhound race. If you are a group of ten or more and look for a fun night out the Stadium offers package deals including admission fee, food, drink and a few bets. The stadium offers a top quality restaurant, three bars and a snack bar.
Why not catch a show at Nottingham’s premier theatre and concert hall? On their website you can see upcoming performances. If there is not anything you fancy you can still join one of the backstage tours to see the inside of the beautiful theatre and get behind the scenes.
North of Nottingham, in Newark, you can find the The Holocaust Centre. This place says they want to promote an “understanding of the roots of discrimination and prejudice and the development of ethical values, leading to a greater understanding within society”. You will definately not leave the place unmoved.
If you are looking for an adrenaline rush you can easily get one at The Adrenalin Jungle. This place is perfect for groups visiting Nottingham and you will be meet by really professional and friendly staff. Choose between laser dome, archery, paintball, quad biking and much much more. You will definitely not get bored!
In the outskirts of Nottingham, in Ruddington to be exact, you can find this living museum. You might not know that the people of Nottinghamshire have been knitting for over 400 years. Visit the Framework Knitters' Museum to see how they lived and maybe create your own souvenir to bring home?
Located in the beautiful countryside about half a mile south of Ruddington, Rushcliffe Country Park is an ideal place to have a relaxing time. The park is great for walking, jogging, cycling, spotting wildlife or why not have a picnic? There is also an extensive play area where the children can have some fun.
Logiclock is an amusing puzzle-based live escape game adjusted for minor groups of 3-5 people. The gold is simple here, escape from the room or series of rooms within 60 minutes by solving puzzles and mysteries. You will for sure have a great time here with family and friends.
One of UK´s top entertainment venues is located in Nottingham. Not only hosting sport but also live music, comedy and shows. Check their website for upcoming events. If feeling hungry, there are plenty of opportunities to grab some tasty food at the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham.
Old Market Square is one of the main shopping areas of Nottingham and very picturesque with its sitting areas, water feature and it is also here the beautiful Council House Building is located. During summer time it can get busy when the square has its own beach, food stalls and some fairground rides which is appreciated by the children.
Highfields is a lovely park located close to Nottingham University Campus and is a well maintained park with magnificent trees, exotic plantings and water features. Boat hire, bowling, croquet, putting are some of the activities offered here. For the children there is a play area and a variety of events are organised here.
This family run venue is located in a lovely setting only 10 minutes from the centre of Nottingham and welcomes groups on guided tours throughout the year. Holme Pierrepont Hall is a beautiful Tudor house built by Sir William Pierrepont in 1500 and is surrounded by a Courtyard Garden where you can take a stroll and have a relaxing time.
Pamper yourself with different spa treatments at The Nottingham Belfry Spa where you can also enjoy the indoor swimming pool or why not jump into the jacuzzi or relax in the steam room? Everything from soothing facial, body massage to pedicure and body wrap are offered here.
Play mini golf at this well-designed Inca-themed rainforest with 18-hole adventure golf courses with dramatic interactive features. Here you will get challenged to play golf in tropical rain storms, talking Inca statues and crumbling walls. Find you inner ‘Indiana Jones’ and test your putting skills at the same time.
In the middle of Nottingham city centre, you will find this beloved entertainment venue where you will find not only a cinema and casino but also a comedy club and a range of activities such as bowling, arcade machines and mini golf. The Cornerhouse also houses a hair and beauty salon and many bars and restaurants where to grab a bite to eat.
Take a relaxing river cruise day or by evening and explore the river Trent which is the third-longest river in the United Kingdom. You can either choose two or three-hour cruise by day where you will get glimpse of the glorious countryside and some historical sites. The night cruise is all about enjoying the party atmosphere on-board and dance the night away to your favourite tunes.
Set beautifully in the heart of the Nottinghamshire Countryside, only about 9.6 km from the Nottingham city centre. The area consists of two 18 holes courses which are kept in tip top condition, an impressive clubhouse and all the practice facilities you will need when golfing.
For tasty Greek cuisine you can head to Emilios Greek Restaurant. On the menu you will find traditional dishes, some with a modern twist. If you have a hard time to decide which one to choose, order Mezze, and a selection of cold and hot dishes will shortly appear at your table.
This is a small café and bistro. During daytime, pastries, coffee and lighter dishes for lunch are served and on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings the place turns into a classy bistro. On the menu you find dishes made from the seasonal ingredients and delicious specials.
A tavern with the name 'The Cross Keys' is said to have been located at this street for more than two hundred years. Today this pub is popular among both families and businessmen and on the menu you find a wide selection of British dishes and different kind of beers. If you like steaks, Thursday night is steak night.
In a relaxed bistro setting, you can enjoy dishes and flavours from all over the world at the Edward's Canteen/Kitchen. The talented chef puts that extra touch to each dish which makes the food taste and look fantastic and in addition the dishes are reasonably priced.
Opened its doors in 2007, The Cumin is located just stone’s throw from the Market Square. When dining at this restaurant you will get to experience the true taste of North Indian and Punjabi Cuisine. Mouth-watering food cooked to perfection and the impeccable service makes this restaurant popular among locals and tourist alike.
Conveniently located in the heart of Nottingham in the historic Lace Market, Piccolino serves the freshest seasonal produce of pure Italian flavours all prepared in an open kitchen. When summer the outdoor terrace makes the perfect place to have a relaxing moment while enjoying a drink or a bite to eat.
OAKS serves locally-produced Nottinghamshire Tuxford Butcher sausages, steaks and meats cook to perfection over wood embers. On the drink menu you will find craft beers, cocktails and wines that matches perfectly with your food. Live music from local bands and DJ´s every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.
Nestled on Thurland Street in the heart of Nottingham city centre, you will find this Mediterranean restaurant where the menu offers delicious Tapas and Meze which can all be enjoyed in a warm and cosy setting. Meat, seafood, salads, vegetarian and much more are prepared freshly by the talented chefs.
Located in the heart of Nottingham, Revolucion de Cuba is the place to go to for the finest Cuban food. Enjoy mouth-watering food including pinchos, burritos, freshly made tapas, hamburgers and much more which are served by the attentive staff in a vibrant and friendly atmosphere.
French mouth-watering dishes are freshly prepared by the skilful chefs who always experimenting and creating new dishes using carefully sourced ingredients from local producers. Classical bistro favourites feature across the menus together with seasonal dishes such as steak-frites, boeuf bourguignon and tarte au citron. Bon appétit!
A chic and sophisticated city steakhouse from one of Britain’s most critically acclaimed celebrity chefs, Marco Pierre White. Succulent steaks and timeless culinary classics are served in the vibrant restaurant space together with a perfect glass of wine.
Inspired by Mediterranean food, Escabeche brings delicious aromas and flavours of Southern Europe to Nottingham. The inventive tapas are skilfully prepared with the very best local ingredients in the open kitchen which diners can watch. All the lovely food can be accompanied with the finest beers and wines from Spain and Italy.
Caribbean flavours are served at this vibrant restaurant where the menu reflects by the beach shacks, street hawkers, restaurants and traditions found only in the Caribbean. Here the chefs use authentic flavours and spices to get that perfect taste. From the beach bar you can order a wide selection of island drinks to have before or after dinner.
Authentic American smokehouse with tasty burgers, vibrant atmosphere and friendly staff are just some of the reason that makes the restaurant popular. The reasonably priced menu offers perfectly cooked food such as baby back ribs, pulled pork, chicken, steaks and mush more.
Housed in a beautiful former banking hall in the heart of the city, Delilah is a fine food establishment that offers culinary delicacy and take-away. It has won a Nottingham restaurant and food award. Whether craving for quick coffee and cake or some nibbles with a glass of wine, you will for sure find something tasty here.
Caffé Nero a large chain store in England that offers Italian coffee from the highest quality beans. The atmosphere is described as warm and welcoming with professional service. The food is inspired by classical Italian recipes and only made from fresh and premium ingredients. You find one of their cafés in Nottingham at:
At Alley Café Bar you can order creative vegetarian and vegan food which is served in a relaxed atmosphere. Here you can drink fair trade coffee and teas and eat organic food. When visiting this place you will meet friendly staff and if you are lucky you might come in right time to experience one of the open mic nights.
Housed inside a striking Grade II-listed church, visiting the Pitcher and Piano is an architectural delight. Sit in the ‘snug’ area overlooking the church or down below in the altar. The all-day menu makes it a perfect place to grab a bite to eat whether you are looking for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner.
With a capacity of over 2,500, Pryzm is the biggest venue in Nottingham, a club where you can dance the night away. This futuristic and innovative nightclub concept offers 21st century technology and six themed rooms, everything from Venetian Grand Ballroom to New York Disco room, just to give you that ultimate nightclub experience.
The Victoria Centre is open daily with late night shopping on Wednesdays. Here you will find well-known brands such as John Lewis, as well as a selection of cafés and an indoor market selling food and household goods. Other stores located here are; Claire's, Disney Store, House of Fraser, New Look Men, Pandora and Swatch.
Bridlesmith Gate, south of the Lace Market, is riddled with designer names such as Diesel, Ted Baker and Kurt Geiger. Just off it, you will find the original Paul Smith store on Byard Lane. The Nottingham born British designer also has his flagship store on Low Pavement, selling the best of British fashion.
Hockley Village, a vibrant section of the city with old buildings, bars, restaurants and trendy clothes shops, located near Nottingham city, adjacent to the Lace Marke. A great place to head to for a more alternative shopping experience. This is the place to go for unusual gifts, clothes and accessories.
The nearest airport to Nottingham is the East Midlands Airport. You can easily reach Nottingham by taking the Skylink bus service just outside the terminal. The buses run 20 minutes daily around the clock. From Nottingham the bus leaves from Nottingham Broadmarsh Bus Station. You can buy your ticket from the Airport Information Desk or the bus driver. Car rental companies are represented at the airport such as Hertz, Europcar, Enterprise and National Car Rental. A taxi from the city centre to the airport takes about half an hour. Arrow Cars +44 1332 814 000
Getting around Nottingham is easy. The main bus operator is Nottingham City Transport with over 300 buses providing a comprehensive network of services across the city, 7 days a week. You can catch any of the Nottingham City Transport ‘City Loop’ buses from the Victoria Centre, which take you round the town centre. There are different types of tickets to suit your needs.
The relatively new tram system run by Nottingham Express Transit (NET) starts at Nottingham Station (Station Street) and runs through the Lace Market, Old Market Square, Royal Centre, right up to Hucknall. Make sure before boarding the tram, to have a valid ticket. You can buy your tickets from the ticket machines located on every tram stops. You will also need to swipe the ticket before you board the tram.