Nottingham is a vibrant and varied city with many things to see and do, including historical places of interest, museums and galleries as well as lots of parks and green spaces. For entertainment in Nottingham, there is a large choice ranging from a pop or rock concert at the Capital FM Arena, to opera and ballet at the Theatre Royal.
Nottingham has a great choice for shopping, with large shopping centres including the Victoria Centre, as well as other centres and areas with a wide range of stores. You’ll have ample choice for places to eat, with many restaurants in the city with a wide range of cuisines to suit different preferences. For business conferences there are a range of conference centres in Nottingham, such as
the Albert Hall Conference Centre, and East Midlands Airport serves Nottingham for air transport.
Nottingham Car Hire
Wherever you are in Nottingham, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Nottingham car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Among the many interesting things you can to do on your visit to Nottingham, here are just a few:
Nottingham Castle and Art Gallery
You can visit this impressive mansion built in the 1600’s where the medieval castle once stood, and admire the architecture, and in the museum and art gallery you can see collections which include stoneware, silverware, jewellery, paintings by artists such as Paul Sandby, L S Lowry and Stanley Spencer and carvings made in alabaster from the 1400’s.
This splendid Cathedral was built in the mid 19th century and designed by Augustus Pugin. You can come here to admire the Gothic style architecture of this Grade II listed building, along with the stained glass windows, sculptures, attractive floor tiles and pipe organ.
City of Caves
Come here for an enjoyable and unusual experience in this series of man made sandstone caves which through the ages where used as homes, pub cellars, as well as shelters during wartime air raids. You can learn all about the history of the caves and get a feel for what it was like to have lived in them.
Built in the late 16th century, this Grade I listed house is home to the Nottingham Natural History Museum where you can see interesting exhibits which include stuffed birds, fossils, insects, colourful butterflies and lots of African animals. You can have guided tours around parts of the building and learn about the history of Wollaton Hall, and you can walk through the Park and enjoy the attractive surroundings and deer.
This medieval Abbey, as well as previously being a monastic building, was formerly a home of Lord Byron in the 19th century, and you can come here and admire the beautiful features of the house see a collection of Byron belongings, which include some of his letters, portraits, his bed and desk, as well as exhibits of other former owners of the Abbey.
Green’s Windmill and Science Centre
You can visit this windmill built in the 1800’s which has been restored and is in full use. You can watch grain being ground down into flour and look in the Science Centre to learn about its former owner, George Green, and his scientific work.
Visit this scenic park in the city and enjoy the many trees and plants, an aviary with lovely birds to see, charming bandstand, lake and bell tower and relax in the attractive and peaceful surroundings.
Stonebrige City Farm
Situated in the city, you can visit this delightful farm and see all the adorable animals here which include goats, rabbits, ponies, cows, sheep, a tortoise, guinea-pigs, budgies and finches, and enjoy the relaxing nature walk in the farm.
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