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Nottingham Visitor information

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.

Travel 

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.

History of Nottingham

Nottingham is a large city situated on low hills along the lower valley of the River Trent, it is surrounded by the Sherwood Forest in Nottinghamshire. 

The 16th century saw a great religious improvement in England, and Nottingham was at the front line. The people would take their faith very seriously and therefore Nottingham was the right place to preach and to start new spiritual initiatives. Just as William Booth did, known throughout the world as the founder of the Salvation Army, it was in Nottingham where he was born that he realised action was necessary when he saw the degradation and helpless misery of the poor.

It was in 1844 that the Cathedral Church of St. Barnabas was open, it was an important event for the religious community. The cathedral was built in the Early English Plain Gothic style. The architect was Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin who also designed the interior of The Houses of Parliament. The Blessed Sacrament Chapel is considered by the community to be the 'jewel in the crown' of St. Barnabas Cathedral. It is richly decorated as Pugin had originally intended and is the very heart of the Cathedral.

And just outside Nottingham, the beautiful historic Newstead Abbey sits perfectly well since the 12th century within the heart of Nottinghamshire. Founded as a monastic house, it was home to the poet Lord Byron between 1808 – 1814. The gardens and the parkland cover more than 300 acres, furthermore the Abbey includes Victorian-style rooms and the poet's private apartments. 

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