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Nottingham City Centre

Nottingham
Nottingham City Centre

A castle on a grassy mound stands as a reminder of Nottingham’s rich medieval history, while the diverse playhouses and shopping malls look modern.

The Nottingham City Centre is a cultural hub with theaters and historic attractions. At its core is an enormous town square, surrounded by the city’s main shopping streets. Learn about an intriguing history through the old-world pubs, the medieval castle and the monuments to Robin Hood.

Perched on a rock overlooking most of the city center is Nottingham Castle. Climb up to the grassy plateau and enter the castle for its art and history galleries. The castle dates back to the 11th century, while the current incarnation was built in the 1600s.

At the foot of the mound stands the Robin Hood Statue, a reminder that Nottinghamshire was the setting of the character’s tales.

Continue reliving the area’s fascinating history at the adjacent Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem pub that is thought to date back to 1189. Learn about its resident ghosts and the cave tunnels that lead through the rock to the castle.

On a rainy day, browse the range of independent retailers and upscale stores at the Broadmarsh Shopping Centre and Victoria Centre Shopping Mall. When the sun comes out, watch a game of cricket at the Trent Bridge Cricket Ground or hang out in the Old Market Square. The plaza provides excellent photo opportunities of its glorious fountain and the Nottingham Council House with an iconic dome.

Appreciate the cultural treats that Nottingham offers. Bring your kids to the traditional pantomimes and family shows at the Nottingham Playhouse and the Theatre Royal. Both also produce sophisticated ballets, operas and plays.

Nottingham City Centre is in the heart of the city and can be accessed via several tram and bus stops. You can also ride the train to the city’s main railway station. Branch out into the suburbs for such landmarks as the University of Nottingham, the Attenborough Nature Centre and the Mapperley Golf Club.

Let the historic pubs and castle of Nottingham City Centre bring you back to the era of Robin Hood.


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ibis Nottingham Centre
ibis Nottingham Centre
2 out of 5
16 Fletcher Gate, Nottingham, England
The price is £35 per night from 25 Aug to 25 Aug
Located in Lace Market, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Bridlesmith Gate, Motorpoint Arena Nottingham, and Theatre Royal. Nottingham Trent ...
4/5Very Good! (974 reviews)
"Exactly what you expect from an ibis. Good service and a good night sleep."

Reviewed on 25 Jul 2021

ibis Nottingham Centre
Jurys Inn Nottingham Hotel
Jurys Inn Nottingham Hotel
4 out of 5
Waterfront Plaza, Station Street, Nottingham, England
The price is £51 per night from 2 Aug to 2 Aug
Located in Nottingham City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Motorpoint Arena Nottingham, Old Market Square and Theatre Royal. Nottingham ...
4.4/5Excellent! (976 reviews)
"Good stay at Jury’s. Nice to have breakfast back on."

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2021

Jurys Inn Nottingham Hotel
Crowne Plaza Nottingham
Crowne Plaza Nottingham
4 out of 5
17-31 Wollaton Street, Nottingham, England
The price is £54 per night from 1 Aug to 1 Aug
Located in Nottingham City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Theatre Royal and Nottingham Trent University. Nottingham Castle and Motorpoint ...
4.2/5Very Good! (959 reviews)
"Good hotel to stay for business trip. I was disappointed that the gym was closed on Monday when I was there."

Reviewed on 4 Jul 2021

Crowne Plaza Nottingham
St James Hotel, BW Premier Collection
St James Hotel, BW Premier Collection
4 out of 5
Rutland Street, Nottingham, England
The price is £50 per night from 1 Aug to 1 Aug
Located in Nottingham City Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem and Nottingham Castle. Nottingham Trent University ...
3.9/5Very Good! (837 reviews)
"Hotel was nice, unfortunate its opposite uni accommodation so all you hear from 6pm till 3am is music blaring and during the hot weather you are left with no alternative but to close the window to drown out the noise. Needs some TLC here and there but overall staff were very nice and helpful."

Reviewed on 18 Jul 2021

St James Hotel, BW Premier Collection
Hilton Nottingham
Hilton Nottingham
3.5 out of 5
38 Milton Street, Nottingham, England
The price is £48 per night from 10 Aug to 10 Aug
Located in Nottingham City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Victoria Centre Shopping Mall and Theatre Royal. Nottingham Trent University and Motorpoint ...
3.5/5Good! (974 reviews)
Lovely night a the Hilton
"Lovely welcome by Fanni at reception where she quickly checked us in, explained the covid rules and facilities open. The room was as we’d booked and comfortable. The location was good for the city centre. We didn’t eat at the hotel as there are a number of great restaurants close by."

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2020

Hilton Nottingham
Mercure Nottingham City Centre George Hotel
Mercure Nottingham City Centre George Hotel
4 out of 5
2 George Street, Lace Market, Nottingham, England
The price is £49 per night from 1 Aug to 1 Aug
Located in Nottingham City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Bridlesmith Gate and Motorpoint Arena Nottingham. Nottingham Trent University ...
4/5Very Good! (865 reviews)
"Staff were professional, room was good, although not all too clean. Parking is a real issue at the hotel."

Reviewed on 7 Jul 2021

Mercure Nottingham City Centre George Hotel
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