Nottingham

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Nottingham showing an administrative building, a river or creek and markets

Delve into the legend of Robin Hood and discover connections to Batman in this spirited city, which has played a major role in British industry and folklore.

Nottingham is a historic city surrounded by leafy suburbs and forests. Besides its associations with Robin Hood, the city is also known for its large university, parkland and history of lace production. Trace the city’s evolution through its medieval castle, Victorian warehouses and stylish contemporary art galleries.

Among the most thrilling places to begin your explorations is the Galleries of Justice Museum. Join a guided tour around the former courts, police station and prison with a costumed actor. Hear horrifying tales of the punishments executed in these dungeons.

The museum stands in the Lace Market area in central Nottingham, a hub for lace-making in the 19th century. Admire the tall, red-brick Victorian buildings that served as warehouses during the lace boom. This neighborhood also houses Nottingham Contemporary, an elegant modern art museum that hosts temporary exhibits, many of which offer social commentary on today’s world.

Nearby is St. Mary’s Church, which features impressive stained-glass windows and bronze door engravings. Walk west for 10 minutes to reach Nottingham Castle, which sits atop a hill known as Castle Rock. Inside the 17th-century building is a museum filled with historic relics and an art gallery.

Take a tour with City of Caves and explore the underground passageways of Nottingham. Enjoy a drink at Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, a historic pub that is among the oldest in the country. Just west of the city center is Wollaton Hall, a stately mansion that was used to portray Wayne Manor in the 2012 Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises.

Fly to East Midlands Airport and rent a car for the 25-minute drive north to Nottingham. Nottingham-bound trains depart from St. Pancras International in London; the journey takes less than 2 hours. Use the city’s acclaimed tram system and buses to get around town.

Medieval legends combine with modern restaurants, shops and art galleries in this dynamic city.

Where to stay in Nottingham

ibis Nottingham Centre
ibis Nottingham Centre
2 out of 5
16 Fletcher Gate, Nottingham, England
The price is £37 per night from 4 Oct to 4 Oct
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! (941 reviews)
"It’s a hotel in a good location and relatively cheap. There was some noise in the area and nobody came to clean the room the day I was out at a conference."

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2021

ibis Nottingham Centre
mour Hotel
mour Hotel
4.5 out of 5
Lake View Drive, Sherwood Park, Nottingham, England
The price is £71 per night from 15 Oct to 15 Oct
Situated on a lake, this luxury hotel is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from Portland Park Country Park and 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Felley Priory Gardens. Hucknall Church of St. ...
4.1/5Very Good! (721 reviews)
"Lovely hotel, friendly staff thank you for a great stay"

Reviewed on 25 Sep 2021

mour Hotel
St James Hotel, BW Premier Collection
St James Hotel, BW Premier Collection
4 out of 5
Rutland Street, Nottingham, England
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £63 per night from 3 Oct to 3 Oct
Located in Nottingham City Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem and Nottingham Castle. Nottingham Playhouse and ...
3.9/5Very Good! (872 reviews)
"Room was tired and was very hot , air con leaked and didn’t work, discovered this after being out so didn’t change room as it was late. We had a fan so it helped a bit. No real cold water , WiFi was down too, but it was a wider issue than hotels fault. Looks better than it is, would have in hind ..."

Reviewed on 8 Sep 2021

St James Hotel, BW Premier Collection
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Roomzzz Nottingham City
Roomzzz Nottingham City
4 out of 5
Stanley Place, Talbot Street, Nottingham, England
The price is £59 per night from 24 Oct to 24 Oct
Located in Nottingham City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Alea Nottingham, Nottingham Cathedral and Theatre Royal. The Cornerhouse and ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (576 reviews)
"We really liked that it was like a mini apartment with a kitchen area. We're used to basic hotels with a bed and TV. The price was very good for what we got."

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2021

Roomzzz Nottingham City
Dwell City Living
Dwell City Living
4 out of 5
2-6 Alfreton Road, Nottingham, England
The price is £87 per night from 30 Sep to 30 Sep
Located in Nottingham City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Nottingham Cathedral, Nottingham Playhouse and Alea Nottingham. Theatre ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)
"Really nice and modern place with a decent price, considering all the other alternatives in the city."

Reviewed on 20 Jun 2021

Dwell City Living
Bakewell House-Huku Kwetu
Bakewell House-Huku Kwetu
3.5 out of 5
48 Bakewell Dr, Nottingham, England
Situated in Nottingham, this golf holiday home is within 1 mile (2 km) of Bulwell Forest Golf Club and Brokerswood Country Park. Nottingham Trent University ...
Bakewell House-Huku Kwetu
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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