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Packed with attractions, Nottingham has sights and legends coming out of its ears. Home of Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, the and Water sports centres as well as two universities, a cathedral and a castle, Nottingham also has Robin Hood.
Although the story of Robin Hood is almost definitely a legend, the imagery of the good bandit and his merry men is favoured by many local businesses. Sherwood Forest does however exist and surrounds the village of Edwinstowe. The Major Oak tree of the legend's hero's headquarters too exists and is considered to be aged 1000 years. Sherwood Forest is also the location of a Center Parcs resort.
The city centre containing several of the top attractions can be comfortably enjoyed on foot without stretching yourself too much. All 5.5 acres of the Old Market Square is easily located in the middle of the city centre with the popular shopping streets meandering around it. You can't get lost because you can see the square's huge Council House dome from miles around and if you can't see it you will hear it!
The Dome has a bell within it called "Little John" whose chimes can be heard for miles also. During October, the Old Market Square is where you will find Nottingham's favourite traditional Goose Fair. A travelling fair, it is one of Europe's biggest and has been running for about seven hundred years.
Retail therapy comes in large doses in Nottingham. In addition to the Old Market, the city offers the Victoria Centre, Broadmarsh Shopping Centre, the Flying Horse Walk and the Bridlesmith Gate shops for top of the range designer goods.
When a night on the town is required after a full day of shopping, aside from a wide array of bars and pubs, Nottingham can offer plenty of cultural entertainment. Book a ticket for a play at either the Playhouse or the Theatre Royal for some top rated comedy, music or theatrical action.
The area of the city known as Hockley is where Nottingham's heritage in Lace can be experienced. A flourishing industry, Nottingham was responsible for taking lace making a stage further from the cottages into factories. The charming buildings here were fashioned by the old lace barons in Victorian times. Today the tradition of producing lace hasn't been forgotten as (albeit by computerized looms) you can still take away a genuine piece of Nottingham lace.
A short walk from the city centre will lead you to Nottingham Castle. Built on the site of 11th century fortification, the castle in today's form dates back to the seventeenth century. The castle has an excellent museum to wander round as well as an art gallery.
The Nottingham caves that exist beneath the castle hold more fascination than the castle itself. With many functions, the caves have in the past acted as air raid shelters during the war, a Victorian slum and a tannery. There are said to be around four hundred caves in all that are still in use today. Check out Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem Inn, which is built into the cave system and recognised for its role in the Crusades as a secret meeting place. Today the Inn is thought to be the oldest pub in the whole of Great Britain. The Inn has a competition on its hands laying claim to being the oldest pub from Nottingham's Ye Olde Salutation Inn and the Bell Inn.
About the castle, at the castle rock, the Brewhouse Yard Museum allows you to retrace the steps of Nottingham in times gone by. Continuing on a nostalgic journey, the Galleries of Justice courthouse and gaol provide hefty insight to life on the wrong side of the law in olde worlde Nottingham. If in the mood for more fortifications, in Nottingham you are well situated for 12th century Newark Castle.
A visit to Nottingham would not be complete without a visit to St Banabus' Roman Catholic Cathedral. The extremely impressive Nottingham Cathedral, designed by Pugin in the 19th century, is an outstanding piece of Gothic architecture. Having gained his tutorage under John Nash, the architect of Buckingham Palace architect, Pugin followed the cathedral with the Houses of Parliament in London. Another example of incredible cathedral architecture can be found at Lincoln, a mere thirty five miles from Nottingham and well worth the visit.
Located fairly centrally in the Midlands of Great Britain, Nottingham is a prime location for travelling businessmen and women. It comes as no surprise that Nottingham has evolved as the chosen location for the East Midlands Conference Centre.
East Midlands Airport
is situated 21 kilometres from Nottingham and is excellently positioned to serve passengers from the surrounding areas of Leicester, Derby, Stoke-On-Trent as well as those from nearby Nottingham.
If driving from Nottingham, take the westbound A52 to the M1 (junction 25) and come off at junction 24. The airport is signposted from the M1.
If coming from Derby, take the A6 heading over towards the M1 and follow signs for the airport. From Stoke-On-Trent head southbound on the A50 and continue until the interchange at Junction 24 M1 following signs from here to the airport.
From Lincoln head south onto the A46 and take the A52 west until you reach the M1. Head south from Junction 25 to 24 following signs for the airport.
If travelling from Leicester you need to take the A50 northbound and onto the M1, coming off at Junction 23a following signs for the airport.
If travelling by coach is your preferred mode of travel, the National Express is a good bet with connections to and from a number of towns and cities to the airport including Sheffield, Leeds, Bradford and Luton, Heathrow and Gatwick Airports
Available from the airport is the regular Skylink service to and from Nottingham city centre. There is also the Airline Shuttle from Derby and Loughborough to the airport running every hour.
Travelling by train could not be easier with a short bus or taxi journey away from the airport being the Midland Mainline and Central railway stations of Long Eaton, Loughborough, Nottingham and Derby.