Nottingham

Move over Robin Hood and let Cupid’s arrow strike, as you fall in love with one of the East Midlands’ most vibrant spots.

The Rebel City has always been a people’s favourite and it’s easy to see why. There are Michelin star restaurants to dine in, exciting late-night venues to catch your favourite artists and DJs, and an annual comedy festival to laugh the night away at. No wonder the merry men set up camp here.

Whether you splash around at the National Water Sports Centre, recreate the Bolero at the National Ice Centre, or scale the walls at the Climbing Centre, some of the country’s best leisure facilities can all be found in Nottingham. Cheer on Forest or County, or if that sounds like too much effort, you can always take a pew at the oldest pub in England instead.

Our relaxing rooms are a short walk away from all this and much more.

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Things to do in Nottingham

Paddle, pedal and explore Nottingham’s most unforgettable sites and tourist attractions.

  • Dive in at the National Water Sports Centre

Ever fancied stand-up paddleboarding or a more adrenaline-fuelled white water rafting session? Holme Pierrepont Country Park lets you take on a variety of water sports just 10 minutes from the centre of Nottingham and is perfect for the kids too. The Lagoon Wipeout is a must for fans of inflatable obstacle courses.

  • Explore the city’s hidden network of caves

Deep beneath Nottingham’s buzzing streets lies more than 800 sandstone caves dating back over 1,000 years. Legend has it Robin Hood and Dick Turpin walked the underground network at some point over the years. Incredibly, hundreds of the caves have been discovered within the last 10 years.

  • Pedal the Ancient Sherwood Cycle Route

If you’re looking to get out of the city and experience the clean Nottinghamshire country air, why not hit a cycle trail? The Ancient Sherwood Route covers 20 miles including stops for refreshments and passes through the beautiful Clumber Park on a circular path. 

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Eating and drinking in Nottingham

Choose from Michelin star meals, pub grub and much more.

  • Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem

Part museum, part watering hole, the pub built on the side of Nottingham Castle is said to be the oldest inn in England and was once a well-known pit stop for crusader knights before journeying to (you guessed it) Jerusalem. Today, you’re more likely to bump into the low ceilings than anyone in a suit of armour.

  • Sat Bains

A minibreak is all about treating yourself and with two Michelin stars, Sat Bains is the perfect place to indulge your tastebuds. Voted the UK’s best restaurant by the Sunday Times in 2015, the easiest way to sample as much of the award-winning food as possible is to book yourself in for the seven-course taster menu.

  • Restaurant Six

Restaurant Six prides itself on serving modern British dishes using the finest local produce. Situated on the sixth floor at the Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, the menu is made up of six starters, six mains and six desserts. Have you noticed a trend yet? Book a table now for a meal with panoramic views of the city.

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Shopping in Nottingham

Try these shopping destinations for a little retail therapy.

  • Victoria Centre

If you’re looking for all the biggest high street brands under one roof, look no further than the Victoria Centre. Slap bang in the middle of town and home to more than 120 shops and more than 2,000 parking spaces. Fill your (car) boots.

  • The Exchange

Nottingham’s oldest shopping arcade is a Grade-II listed building filled with high-end brands and high street favourites. From the 200-foot-high glass dome to the York stone walls, The Exchange offers bags of art deco charm while you shop ‘til you drop.

  • East Midlands Designer Outlet

It may be in Derbyshire but who doesn’t love a designer deal? Just 35 minutes from Nottingham, the outlet is home to factory stores and discounted goods worth making a minibreak for. 

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Culture and history in Nottingham

Take a step into Nottingham’s past and discover a city with a proud history.

  • Nottingham Castle Museum & Gallery

Even medieval forts need a lick of paint and Nottingham Castle has undergone a £30m revamp to offer visitors a chance to step back in time like never before. Relive the story of Robin Hood thanks to new digital installations and take the kids to Hood’s Hideout for an adventure playground guaranteed to provide hours of fun.

  • Wollaton Hall and Park

Batman fans might recognise this Elizabethan mansion as Wayne Manor from Dark Knight Rises. The Grade-I listed building is home to Nottingham’s Natural History Museum and another wild wonder, more than 200 resident deer. Keep an eye out for the stags and does near the scenic boating lake.

  • The National Justice Museum

Discover crime and punishment through the ages at the National Justice Museum on one of the oldest and oddly-named streets in the city, High Pavement. Exhibits explore tales of true crime from centuries ago, brought to life by a team of role-playing actors.

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