10 Best Things To Do In Nottingham, UK

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The city of Nottingham is located in the Midland region of England. Nottingham is famous for being featured in the story of Robin Hood and also for Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery. This castle has been rebuilt several times since it was first constructed in the medieval era. The Lake Market locality was formerly the hub of the lace industry and has some of the crime-related exhibits in the National Justice Museum. There are innumerable tourist attractions in and around Nottingham, but we have shortlisted the 10 best things to do while you are visiting the city.

1. Rushcliffe Country Park

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The park is located about half a mile (0.8 km) from Ruddington in the charming countryside. Rushcliffe County Park is a perfect place to get away from the maddening crowd and relax with your dear ones. It features a network of more than 5 miles (8 km) of landscaped areas, footpaths, conservation areas, and grassland. The park is a great site for spotting wildlife, exercising your dog, cycling, jogging, and walking. You can enjoy a quiet picnic with your family here and let your kids wander and enjoy in the play area with about 29 pieces of contemporary equipment for kids up to 12 years old.

Rushcliffe Country Park

Address: Rushcliffe Country Park Mere Way, Loughborough Road, Ruddington, Nottinghamshire

Website: Rushcliffe Country Park

2. Wollaton Hall and Park

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This famous tourist attraction of Nottingham is a country house from the Elizabethan era, which was constructed in the 16th century and stands on a prominent, small hill in Nottingham’s Wollaton Park. Wollaton Hall has now been converted into Nottingham’s Natural History Museum. The parkland surrounding the building is known for its herd of deer. The space is also used frequently for big outdoor events like festivals, sporting events, and rock concerts. It is a classic house and although the interior has been redone several times, its bold exterior has still remained intact to a large extent.

Wollaton Hall and Park

Address: Wollaton Hall, Nottingham NG8 2AE, UK

Website: Wollaton Hall and Park

3. Theatre Royal & Royal

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This theater in Nottingham, UK has two first class venues for entertainment. If you are fond of entertainment, you can come and enjoy children’s shows, side-splitting comedy, classical, rock, and pop music, ballet and opera, some of the finest West End musicals, and lots more at Theatre Royal & Royal.

Theatre Royal & Royal

Address: Nottingham, UK

Website: Theatre Royal & Royal

4. Nottingham Trams

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NET or Nottingham Express Transit is a twenty mile (32 km) long tramway in the city of Nottingham, United Kingdom. The system was inaugurated on March 9, 2004 for the public. Its second phase, which is over twice the size of the entire system, was opened to the public in 2015. Nottingham Trams Ltd maintains and operates the tramway on behalf of a consortium called Tramlink Nottingham.

Nottingham Trams

Address: Nottingham, UK

Website: Nottingham Trams

5. Green's Windmill

This is a working and restored tower windmill that was built in the nineteenth century. George Green, a famous mathematical physicist operated and owned Green’s Windmill in the nineteenth century. It is a great sight to see the windmill working, which grinds award-winning flour that can be purchased in the associated shop. You can also explore and peruse through George Green’s remarkable life story, his great experiments with magnetism, electricity, and light and his achievements in the Science Centre located right next to the windmill. The restoration of this windmill was conducted the City Council of Nottingham in 1985.

Green's Windmill

Address: Windmill Ln, Nottingham NG2 4QB, UK

Website: Green’s Windmill

6. Castle Wharf

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The city has a vibrant and bustling waterfront district that is based on River Trent and the Nottingham and Beeston Canals. The area around Castle Wharf has a buzzing alfresco dining area and cafe culture right at the edge of the water. The Nottingham Castle overlooks the area and it is located on a high rock up above the city. The towpath of the canal is a picturesque cycling and walking route as it connects various parts of the city.

Castle Wharf

Address: Nottingham Castle, Canal Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 7HG

Website: Castle Wharf

7. Old Market Square

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Old Market Square is a pedestrianized and open city square right in the center of the city and covers an approximate area of 22,000 square meters (236,806 square feet). The Old Market Square has Smithy Row in its north, while Beastmarket Hill is located to its west. In the south lies the South Parade. The Council House is located on the square’s eastern end and acts as the city hall of Nottingham. Old Market Square’s nature is such that it is frequently used for big local exhibitions, concerts, fairs, and local events.

Old Market Square

Address: Nottingham, UK

Website: Old Market Square

8. Nottingham Cathedral

The cathedral is a part of the Catholic Church of Rome and is a major tourist attraction in the city of Nottingham. The Cathedral Church of St. Barnabas is the seat of Nottingham’s Bishop and was constructed between the years of 1841 to 1844. The total cost for constructing the Nottingham Church at that time was 15,000 GBP (19,492.50 USD).

Nottingham Cathedral

Address: Cathedral Church of St Barnabas, North Circus Street, Nottingham NG1 5AE, United Kingdom

Website: Nottingham Cathedral

9. Nottingham Robin Hood Town Tour

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If you want to do something extraordinary during your stay at Nottingham, then you can embark upon the famous Nottingham Robin Hood Town Tour. Led by Ezekial Bone, this tour offers specialized character-led and educational entertainment heritage tours that capture Nottingham’s true spirit of the past as well as the present. The Robin Hood Town Tour is an exciting way of touring the city and learning all about the legendary Robin Hood that has previously made his appearance on the History, Travel, and Discovery Channels.

Nottingham Robin Hood Town Tour

Address: Nottingham, UK

Website: Nottingham Robin Hood Town Tour

10. City of Caves

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The City of Caves is one of the prime tourist attractions in the city and constitutes of a series of caves that have been carved out of sandstone and have been used as public house cellars, shelter during air raids, and also as a tannery. City of Caves consists of several hundred artificial caves that have existed for more than one thousand years. The site can be accessed from the Broadmarsh Shopping Centre’s upper level. The Egalitarian Trust has run the City of Caves and the Galleries of Justice since 2004. You can buy a joint ticket to visit both of these attractions.

City of Caves

Address: Upper Level, Broadmarsh Shopping Centre, Nottingham NG1 7LS, UK

Website: City of Caves

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