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Bluebells of Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire

Book a Nottingham hotel and explore this Saxon city that’s famous for lace-making, Robin Hood and the managerial reign of feisty Brian Clough at Nottingham Forest.

Historic Nottingham

At Nottingham Castle, where King Charles I began the English Civil War, visitors learn about Robin Hood. Then you can explore the underground passages on a City of Caves tour and meet Anglo-Saxon troglodytes.

Art and museums in Nottingham

On an interactive tour of the old courthouse and gaol at the Galleries of Justice Museum, you’ll meet creepy costumed characters and learn about the city’s famous murderers and highwaymen. For a gentler experience, the Lace Centre, set in a 14th-century timber-framed building, has craft demos.

Quirky things to do in Nottingham

You can watch experiments as well award-winning organic flour being ground at Green’s Windmill and Science Centre, the former home of 19th-century maths genius George Green. The Major Oak where Robin Hood hid whilst fleeing the Sheriff of Nottingham is a drive away at the Sherwood Forest Country Park.

Events in Nottingham

During October’s Robin Hood Pageant the grounds of Nottingham Castle become a 12th-century village of travelling minstrels and costumed characters challenging each other to archery competitions. The Goose Fair on Forest Recreation Ground has a 500-year history. In those days, a freaky five-footed sheep might have stolen the show. Nowadays it’s the white-knuckle roller coasters.

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Attractions in Nottingham:

Leicester Guildhall. Courtesy of Leicester Shire Promotions Limited
The Guildhall

Opening times:
Sat & Mon-Wed 11am-4.30pm; Sun 1pm-4.30pm Feb - Dec 2013; not Thu or Fri (annual)

Chatsworth House in Bakewell, Derbyshire. Courtesy of Derby City Council - Tourist Information Office
Chatsworth House

Opening times:
Daily 11am-5.30pm (last admission 4.30pm) Mar - Dec 2013 (annual)

Stoke City FC 2012/13

Opening times:
18 Aug 2012 - 19 May 2013 (annual)

Etruria Industrial Museum

Opening times:
Wed-Sun 12pm-4.30pm Apr - Dec 2013; not Mon or Tue (annual)

Aston Villa FC 2012/13

Opening times:
18 Aug 2012 - 19 May 2013 (annual)

What's on in Nottingham:

Vegetable medley. Photo by Annie Mills, © Whatsonwhen
Farmers' Market

Dates Open:
16/04/2015 to 16/04/2015
18/06/2015 to 18/06/2015
15/01/2015 to 15/01/2015
19/03/2015 to 19/03/2015
18/12/2014 to 18/12/2014
21/05/2015 to 21/05/2015
16/07/2015 to 16/07/2015
19/02/2015 to 19/02/2015
20/08/2015 to 20/08/2015
15/10/2015 to 15/10/2015
17/09/2015 to 17/09/2015

Shugborough Candlelit Evenings

Dates Open:
01/12/2014 to 04/12/2014

Clothes Show Live. Courtesy of Idea Generation Limited
Clothes Show Live

Dates Open:
02/12/2014 to 07/12/2014

Triumph's 2005 Launch. Courtesy of MCI Exhibitions Limited
Motorcycle Live

Dates Open:
19/11/2014 to 27/11/2014

Freshly baked bread at the Birmingham BBC Good Food Show. Courtesy of BBC Good Food Show
BBC Good Food Show

Dates Open:
23/11/2014 to 27/11/2014

Jakub Hrusa, Czech conductor
Glyndebourne on Tour

Dates Open:
07/12/2014 to 10/12/2014

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