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NottinghamUnited Kingdom

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

Nottingham City Centre, Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

Nottingham City Centre

4/5Very Good!(556 area reviews)

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

Nottingham City Centre
Nottingham Castle which includes a statue or sculpture and a castle

The Park

4.5/5Wonderful!(13 area reviews)

Though The Park may not have many top sights, you can venture to the surrounding area to see attractions like Motorpoint Arena Nottingham and Nottingham Castle.

The Park

Top hotels in Nottingham

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Jurys Inn Nottingham Hotel
Jurys Inn Nottingham Hotel
4 out of 5
Waterfront Plaza, Station Street, Nottingham, England
Free cancellation
The price is £37 per night from 27 Sep to 28 Sep

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! (983 reviews)

"We had a nice cornor room, nice netural decoration. Quiet and nice comfy bed. However be careful of shower over the bath, bath very low and i fell out from turning, quiet a few bruises."…"

Reviewed on 13 Sep 2020

Jurys Inn Nottingham Hotel
Lace Market Hotel by Compass Hospitality
Lace Market Hotel by Compass Hospitality
4 out of 5
29-31 High Pavement, Lace Market, Nottingham, England
The price is £44 per night from 11 Oct to 12 Oct

Located in Nottingham City Centre, this romantic hotel is steps away from Galleries of Justice Museum and Lace Market. Motorpoint Arena Nottingham and Nottingham ...

4.3/5Excellent! (318 reviews)

"Nice quiet location, just a short walk to restaurants and shops. Clean and cozy rooms - good value for money"…"

Reviewed on 11 Sep 2020

Lace Market Hotel by Compass Hospitality
Park Plaza Nottingham
Park Plaza Nottingham
4 out of 5
41 Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, England
The price is £53 per night from 24 Sep to 25 Sep

Located in Nottingham City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Alea Nottingham and Theatre Royal. Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham ...

4/5Very Good! (973 reviews)

"Great hotel, clean and well run with pleasant staff. Excellent location for walking and shopping."…"

Reviewed on 7 Sep 2020

Park Plaza Nottingham

Popular places to visit in Nottingham

University of Nottingham
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University of Nottingham

4/5(109 reviews)

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.

Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
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Motorpoint Arena Nottingham

4.5/5(100 reviews)

Catch an event at Motorpoint Arena Nottingham during your trip to Nottingham.Visit the area's shops or amble around its university campus.

Theatre Royal
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Theatre Royal

4.5/5(47 reviews)

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.

Lace Market
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Lace Market

4.5/5(122 reviews)

Admire the 19th-century architecture in this stylish zone. The old lace warehouses here have been converted into shops, museums, apartments and restaurants.

Nottingham Castle
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Nottingham Castle

4/5(62 reviews)

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

Wolla­ton Hall
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Wolla­ton Hall

See the real-life Wayne Manor from the Batman franchise and explore its fascinating museum and vast scenic grounds where deer roam.

Top things to do in Nottingham

Small-Group Derbyshire, the Peak District & Poole's Cavern
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Small-Group Derbyshire, the Peak District & Poole's Cavern

£41
Per adult
Nottingham City to East Midlands Airport Departure Transfer
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Nottingham City to East Midlands Airport Departure Transfer

£20
Per adult
Private Transfer from Nottingham to Manchester Airport (MAN)
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Private Transfer from Nottingham to Manchester Airport (MAN)

£187
Per adult

Reviews of Nottingham

4.1

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 32.743362831858406%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 48.29329962073325%
3 - Okay
129
3 - Okay 16.308470290771176%
2 - Disappointing
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2 - Disappointing 1.6434892541087232%
1 - Terrible
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1 - Terrible 1.011378002528445%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

14 Mar 2020

We recently moved from the Nottinghamshire area, so know it well. We particularly like the wide selection of shops and restaurants in the city.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

13 Mar 2020

Dirty city which is a really shame

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

2 Mar 2020

Liked easy access, friendly people and architecture and plenty of restaurants.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

22 Feb 2020

Lovely place to visit, lots of entertainment options and places of interest to visit

2/5 - Disappointing

Verified traveller

16 Feb 2020

There’s an air of it being unsafe feels very overcrowded

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

3 Feb 2020

I played poker at dusk till dawn casino and this hotel was good value and a nice location to stay for there

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