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Nottingham Attractions

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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)

Jewry Wall Museum

Opening times:
11am-4.30pm Feb - Oct 2013 (annual)

Stoke City FC 2012/13

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

Aston Villa FC 2012/13

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

Birmingham Back to Backs, Birmingham. © Marketing Birmingham
Birmingham Back to Backs

Opening times:
Tue-Sun 10am-5pm. Open Bank Holiday Mondays but closed next day Feb - Dec 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
19/03/2015 to 19/03/2015
21/05/2015 to 21/05/2015
21/01/2016 to 21/01/2016
16/07/2015 to 16/07/2015
20/08/2015 to 20/08/2015
17/12/2015 to 17/12/2015
19/11/2015 to 19/11/2015
15/10/2015 to 15/10/2015
17/09/2015 to 17/09/2015

Crufts, Birmingham. Courtesy of The Kennel Club

Dates Open:
08/03/2015 to 11/03/2015

Destinations: The Holiday & Travel Show

Dates Open:
04/03/2015 to 06/03/2015

Miniatura - International Dolls' House Show

Dates Open:
17/03/2015 to 17/03/2015

Spring Memorabilia Show

Dates Open:
31/03/2015 to 31/03/2015

St Patrick's Day Festival

Dates Open:
11/03/2015 to 11/03/2015

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