You’ll find Nottinghamshire just a stone’s throw from the M1 and close to Sheffield and Leicester. Hotels in Nottinghamshire are as eclectic as the attractions, ranging from boutique inns and business stop overs to spa accommodation and elegant four and five star hotels. For those who simply want a base from which to explore Nottinghamshire or want to save on pennies but favour the personal element, there are plenty of B&Bs and guesthouses in the region too.
Nottinghamshire: Hotels for Business or Pleasure
Being so close to the M1 and served by excellent rail-links and with the East Midlands Airport just 15 miles from Nottingham, Nottinghamshire is as perfect for business meeting and conferences as it is for those who just want to get to grips with one of England’s most spectacular counties. Businessmen can take advantage of hotels with business facilities, such as the ones to be found in the Mercure Nottingham City Centre Hotel and the Jurys Inn Nottingham Hotel. However, with the county brimming with legend about a certain archer, there are plenty of romantic hotels for couples who want to spend some quality time together, such as the Park Plaza Hotel.
Famous Folk and the Batman Connection
While Robin Hood might be Nottinghamshire’s most famous son, other luminaries have graced its boundaries, including Jake Bugg, DH Lawrence, and fashion designer Paul Smith. With an abundance of history and wide-open spaces, Nottinghamshire has inspired artists of every genre throughout the years. There are plenty of attractions that give a real flavour of the county’s past, such as Nottingham Castle, Newstead Abbey and Sherwood Forest Country Park.
In addition to the City of Nottingham, there are plenty of villages to see and explore; ideal for a bit of retail therapy. Tucked away amongst the rolling hills and ancient woodlands, you’ll find villages and towns such as Radcliffe On Trent and East Markham, each with their own distinct character. There’s even a small, chocolate-box village called Gotham! Although pronounced ‘goat ‘em’, it has given its name to the famous city hunted by the vigilante known only as ‘Batman’. The story behind this alone makes the village well worth a visit.
Hotels near Theatres and Festivals
The Arts are alive and well in Nottinghamshire. There are theatres scattered around the county, including the Nottingham Playhouse, the Lace Market and the Theatre Royal Concert Hall. Most of the hotels in Nottingham’s city centre, such as the Hilton Nottingham and the St. James Hotel, are within easy access of the theatres that have made their home there. However, if you prefer to really get in the thick of things, there are plenty of festivals to attend throughout the year. The No Tomorrow and Splendour festivals are just two of a number of music festivals, while you’ll find plenty of food celebrations, such as the Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival and the Bramley Apple Festival. For those with a love of books, there are some literary festivals worth visiting.
Nottinghamshire is a fascinating and vibrant county to visit, whether you’re there on business or are visiting for pleasure. Well served by a variety of Nottinghamshire hotels, there is something for visitors of all interests and ages.