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ColwickUnited Kingdom

An exhilarating water sports center on a lake stands at the heart of this village, known for its historic mansion and vast green parks.

Colwick is a serene and leafy village in the suburbs of Nottingham. Its rich history dates back to a mention in the 11th-century Domesday Book, while it is also known for a gruesome murder in the 1800s. Enjoy the tranquility and leisurely pace of life in this green haven, away from the hubbub of the city center.

Bring your family to enjoy the stunning scenery of vast Colwick Country Park. Set up a picnic beside the Main Lake or the West Lake and watch the ducks and other water birds. Stroll along the paths that meander through the woods, where you’ll find a great range of dragonflies, butterflies and birds. Go for a dip in the Nottingham City Open Water Swimming Centre, which is open and patrolled by lifeguards in summer.

On the southern side of the lakes lies scenic Holme Pierrepont Country Park, which contains the National Water Sports Centre. Rent canoes and kayaks to take out on the water or brave yourself for the dizzying heights of the Sky Trail. Try white-water rafting, flow down the river on an inflatable tube or take on the Warrior Assault.

Place your bets at the Nottingham Racecourse or the adjacent Nottingham Greyhound Stadium. For a change of tone, stay at the elegant Colwick Hall. Dating back to the 18th century, the redbrick country estate is today a hotel. Look around the dilapidated church beside it.

Find the village just north of the River Trent, in the eastern fringes of Nottingham. Take a bus from the city center to the Manor Farm stop or ride a train to the nearby Netherfield station. Explore some of the surrounding districts, such as Thorneywood, Bakersfield and Sneinton.

With its park activities and country house, Colwick allows you to get closer to Nottinghamshire’s bucolic terrain.

Top hotels in Colwick

The National Water Sports Centre
The National Water Sports Centre
3 out of 5
Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, England
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Situated in Nottingham, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Holme Pierrepoint Country Park and within 3 miles (5 km) of Motorpoint Arena Nottingham and Lace Market. ...

3.8/5Good! (392 reviews)

"Basic but comfortable.. just as expected."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020

The National Water Sports Centre
Crowne Plaza Nottingham
Crowne Plaza Nottingham
4 out of 5
17-31 Wollaton Street, Nottingham, England
The price is £55 per night from 27 Jan to 28 Jan

Located in Nottingham City Centre, this spa hotel is steps away from Alea Nottingham and Theatre Royal. Nottingham Trent University and Motorpoint Arena Nottingham ...

4.2/5Very Good! (992 reviews)
Spot on

"Great location, welcoming and helpful staff. Lovely clean room"…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2020

Crowne Plaza Nottingham
Holiday Inn Nottingham
Holiday Inn Nottingham
3 out of 5
Castle Marina Park, Castle Bridge Road, Nottingham, England
The price is £55 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, Nottingham Castle and Lace Market. Motorpoint Arena Nottingham ...

4.3/5Excellent! (768 reviews)
good choice

"Great reception staff, room clean and comfortable, great location for everything Nottingham and the area has to offer."…"

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2020

Holiday Inn Nottingham
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Top Holiday Rentals in Colwick

SACO Derby - The Mill House
SACO Derby - The Mill House
4 out of 5
The Millhouse, Brook Street, Derby, England
The price is £62 per night from 21 Feb to 22 Feb

Situated in Derby, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Derby Cathedral and University of Derby. Derby Museum and Art Gallery and Kedleston ...

4.2/5Excellent! (53 reviews)

"Everything was perfect apart from the toilet and shower , not very functional."…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020

SACO Derby - The Mill House
Lenton View in The Park
Lenton View in The Park
3.5 out of 5
11a Lenton Avenue, Nottingham, England

Located in The Park, this townhouse accommodation is within 1 mile (2 km) of Nottingham Cathedral, Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham Castle. Theatre ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"The owner is very kind and handsome lol he is nice and facilitate us by giving a bottle of water and taking them to the rail station. We can leave our luggages at the property."…"

Reviewed on 29 Jun 2018

Lenton View in The Park
Roomzzz Nottingham City
Roomzzz Nottingham City
4 out of 5
Stanley Place, Talbot Street, Nottingham, England
The price is £64 per night from 21 Feb to 22 Feb

Located in Nottingham City Centre, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Alea Nottingham and Theatre Royal. Nottingham Trent University and Lace ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (564 reviews)
Lovely staff

"Staff were lovely, fantastic spot, lovely and clean, decent shower and car park"…"

Reviewed on 2 Oct 2020

Roomzzz Nottingham City
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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