You must visit Nottingham when you’re in this part of the world on your large group holiday in the UK, and when you do, make sure you allow a whole day because there is so much to see and do.
Where do you start? How about the shops? There are stacks of big name stores to browse but if that’s not your thing head to the Indie district of the city where there’s more of an eclectic vintage scene and a very lively weekend market. Go and see the lions in Old Market Square, one of the largest market squares in Europe; every year, near Christmas time it becomes a Winter Wonderland, Bavarian style, with stalls, food and drink and a lovely atmosphere. Talking of food and drink, Nottingham has an enormous choice! We’d suggest Oscar & Rosie’s for pizzas, Josephine’s for afternoon tea, and Annie’s Burger Shack for authentic Rhode Island style burgers.
Nottinghamshire is known for its Robin Hood legends so take a Robin Hood Tour and find out more about England’s most famous outlaw. Go and see the 11th century Nottingham Castle, explore the fascinating City of Caves beneath the streets, have a drink in Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, the oldest inn in England. Book lovers will adore the Secret Library, those who appreciate nature and open spaces should head to Nottingham Arboretum.
Maybe you’re planning a trip to Nottingham to see a big band at Rock City, to watch Nottingham Forest FC play a home game, or to catch the cricket at Trent Bridge; you might be visiting for one of the annual events, like Light Night, the magical illuminations that light up the city in February, or the Goose Fair in September. Whenever, whyever, plan it well, pack in as much as you can.
All information correct at the time of writing