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We offer much more than locations and legends: we know how to have a good time - that's why our nightlife, shopping, sports, arts and culture are all so famous. Here you can find out about how to get to Nottingham, where to stay and what's on and where to park.
- Events and Activities
- Eating and Drinking
- Where to Stay
- How to Get Here
- Group visits to Nottingham's heritage sites
Nottingham boasts an exciting and varied events programme throughout the year. Many of our events are free and suitable for the whole family. Visit our online What's On guide, which provides city-wide listings from our top cultural and entertainment venues and use it to plan your visit.
No visit to Nottingham is complete without a trip to Nottingham Castle and the famous Robin Hood statue, but there are lots of other things to see and do as well. Grab a coffee in the cosmopolitan Old Market Square or head out of the City Centre to Wollaton Hall - a magnificent Tudor house set in acres of beautiful park land. For more information about Nottingham attractions click here.
Nottingham is a shopper's paradise with over 1300 retail outlets. There are six major department stores and two major shopping centres, the Victoria Centre and the Broadmarsh centre. The Flying Horse Walk and Exchange Arcades are a must for top quality clothing, arts, furniture and accessories. There are many specialised shops offering everything from collectable antiques to the latest must-have goods and items that you can only find in the unique Hockley area of the city. Find out more here.
Whether you want a trendy city suite or a tranquil rural retreat, we've a wide variety of accommodation throughout the county. You can find out more about hotels in and out of the city at http://www.experiencenottinghamshire.com/
We're conveniently situated at the heart of the UK, with excellent air, rail and road links:
By rail: Speedy trains from Nottingham go to much of the UK with services leaving for London every hour (journey times from 90 minutes). To plan your journey and book tickets visit the East Midlands Trains website.
By air: We're served by two airports: East Midlands Airport brings south Nottinghamshire within easy reach of Scotland, Ireland and the rest of Europe's major cities. And Robin Hood Doncaster Airport is ideal for accessing the north of the county.