You’ll find Old Market Square at the centre of this vibrant city, acting, as it has for centuries, as Nottingham’s central hub. Still sporting its Saxon cobbles, the square regularly hosts a variety of markets from antiques and collectors’ fairs to farmers and stallholders selling local produce and crafts. You’ll find an extensive array of accommodation nearby, ranging from classy B&Bs to upmarket hotels.
Stories from Old Market Square: Nearby B&Bs
While the Old Market Square is most famous as a venue for locals to sell their wares, it has a long and grisly past. In medieval times, the square hosted public floggings, with wrongdoers consigned to the stocks or the pillory. At its centre, there was also a muddy pool into which offenders were dipped using the ‘cookstool’. Fortunately, today things are a little more sedate, and visitors to the square are unlikely to get the chance to throw rotten vegetables at n'er-do-wells!
For those who want to spend their days exploring the markets or getting to grips with the history of the square, B&Bs are an excellent choice. Booking a B&B near the Old Market Square allows you to make the most of the markets and get your bargains back to your accommodation, without too much fuss. In addition, most B&Bs near the Old Market Square, such as The Hollies, are well within easy reach of other attractions in the city centre.
Staying Longer? Book a Hotel Nearby
If you’re visiting on an extended stay, a hotel might be a better option. Not only do hotels near the Old Market Square offer comfortable and welcoming rooms but many, such as Kelham House Hotel, boast their own restaurants too. While there are plenty of places to eat in Nottingham, being able to retire to your room after a leisurely meal is an added bonus. In addition, you’ll find that many hotel menus serve delicious dishes created from local produce, giving you a real taste of the region.
The Old Market Square manages to combine retail therapy with a healthy dose of history and happens to be the absolute city centre. Booking a hotel or B&B near Old Market Square puts you in the enviable position of being able to explore the city at your leisure.