Known as the "Queen of the Midlands" on account of its broad streets and picturesque parks such as the Arboretum, Embankment, and Colwick Park, Nottingham is a great base from which to explore nearby Sherwood Forest, legendary home of Robin Hood.
The old city centere boasts several tourist attractions, from the Old Market Square classed as the largest public space in England. Nottingham’s ‘beating heart’ is also the setting for major events and celebrations including the Riviera Beach every summer and the Christmas Winter Wonderland. You can also buy local produce, including artisan cheese and meats, at the regular farmers’ markets which take place throughout the year.
Just a short walk away from the Old Market Square is the historic Lace Market, once the heart of Britain's lace industry. Protected as one of the city's most important heritage zones, these former warehouses and display rooms now house numerous shops, restaurants, and lace makers.
Situated on a high rock, Nottingham Castle commands spectacular views over the city and once rivalled the great castles of Windsor and the Tower of London. A historic site at the heart of the Robin Hood legend and the starting point for the English Civil War, its history is chequered with sieges, murders and intrigue.
Nottingham is a big city with many tourist attractions, you may prefer to tour the county by car, take the bus or train, or even explore by bicycle. Whichever mode of transport you chose you will not be short of options for getting around.
Nottingham station, briefly known as Nottingham City and for rather longer as Nottingham Midland, is a railway station and tram stop in the city of Nottingham. East Midlands Rail connects to Worksop in the north of Nottinghamshire with stops at Creswell Crags and Newstead Abbey, as well as Newark in the east of the county.
You will not be short of buses to get you around the county. Most bus services from the city operate from Nottingham’s BroadMarsh and Victoria bus station and buses around the city are mostly operated by Nottingham City.