Trip time! Discover the bars, university life and forests in Nottingham.

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.

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Bars, Castles and Friendly People

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Where to stay in Nottingham

Nottingham City Centre
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Nottingham City Centre

Theatres, Friendly People, Bars

The fantastic nightlife and popular shops are just a few highlights of Nottingham City Centre. Make a stop by Theatre Royal or Nottingham Contemporary while you're exploring the area.

The Park
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The Park

While visiting The Park, you might make a stop by sights like Nottingham Cathedral and Nottingham Castle.

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Top hotels in Nottingham

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Jurys Inn Nottingham Hotel
4 out of 5
Waterfront Plaza, Station Street, Nottingham, England
£51/night
5 Sep-6 Sep
4.2/5Very Good! (1,457 reviews)

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 ...

4.2/5Very Good! (1,457 reviews)

"Excellent central location. Helpful staff. Perfect weekend stay for access to the city."…"

Reviewed on 19 Aug 2019

Jurys Inn Nottingham Hotel
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Hilton Nottingham
3.5 out of 5
38 Milton Street, Nottingham, England
£54/night
29 Aug-30 Aug
3.5/5Good! (1,187 reviews)

Located in Nottingham City Centre, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Theatre Royal and Lace Market. Nottingham Contemporary and Galleries of Justice Museum ...

3.5/5Good! (1,187 reviews)

"Took a while to get a table at breakfast and to get cutlery etc"…"

Reviewed on 18 Aug 2019

Hilton Nottingham
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Roomzzz Nottingham City
4 out of 5
Stanley Place, Talbot Street, Nottingham, England
£49/night
25 Aug-26 Aug
4.6/5Exceptional! (330 reviews)

Located in Nottingham City Centre, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Nottingham Cathedral and Theatre Royal. Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem and ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (330 reviews)

"Staff were great, place was excellent, parking a bit pricey"…"

Reviewed on 6 Aug 2019

Roomzzz Nottingham City

Popular things to do in Nottingham

University of Nottingham
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University of Nottingham

Overlooking a lake, the spire of the Trent Building is one of Nottingham’s most distinctive sites, representing over 135 years of higher education in the city.

Theatre Royal
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Theatre Royal

Watch an entertaining show and learn about the city’s dramatic arts scene at this prominent theater. Meet friends for a pre-show chat in the bar or restaurant.

Nottingham Castle
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Nottingham Castle

Hear tales of sieges, civil war, high treason and Robin Hood in this historic castle that conceals a labyrinth of underground tunnels.

National Water Sports Centre
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National Water Sports Centre

Kayaking, canoeing, whitewater rafting, ropes courses and mini-golf combine in one complex outside Nottingham, which also offers inexpensive accommodations.

Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem
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Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem

Enjoy a beer or two at one of the oldest pubs in England and listen to tales of the chilling ghosts that haunt the caves beneath it.

Nottingham Contemporary
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Nottingham Contemporary

Explore the innovative and curious installations, paintings and photographs at this modern art center set on one of Nottingham’s oldest sites.

Top activities in Nottingham

Alton Towers Resort Tickets
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Alton Towers Resort Tickets

£32

Unleash the ‘Power of the Towers’ this year as you share joy, laughter and thrills with family and friends at Britain’s Greatest Escape! From rushing through the burning Wicker Man to simply witnessing a small child’s delight as they disco dance with Ubercorn in CBeebies Land, there really is something for everyone to enjoy at Alton Towers Resort! This year, share even more fun and thrills as the Resort launches some amazing new attractions.

Multi-Venue, Bar & Nightclub VIP Party Pass in Nottingham
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Multi-Venue, Bar & Nightclub VIP Party Pass in Nottingham

£10

Our popular VIP Party Passes offer a great variety of weekend nightlife entries. We have been booking groups small and large onto the guestlists all over the UK for a decade. We have designed our Nightlife Deals get you VIP entry into selected, popular clubs and bars.

One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Nottingham, UK
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One Game of Zombie Scavengers of Nottingham, UK

£2

Can you survive the zombie apocalypse… Zombie Scavengers leads you into the city to collect supplies to survive during this interactive scavenger game. With the whole world in chaos and zombies outnumbering the living 10 to 1, small colonies of the living are doing all they can to survive.