Days out in Nottingham
If you have ever wondered what the City of Nottingham has to offer, wonder no more. Nottingham is a city rich with history and is most well known for Robin Hood. The place has a thriving independent shopping scene and some great exhibits and art galleries too.
1. Sherwood Forest.
What is it? Made Legendary as the home of the famous outlaw in the ballads of Robin Hood, amongst the great oaks you will find the timeworn beauty. Why go? Centuries in the making, the legend of Sherwood continues to grow, with every generation adding to its legacy. See the ancient woodland and Major Oak, estimated to be around 1,000 years old. The visitor centre is full of information and resources to bring the place to life. Join our day trip in August Click Here.
2. City of Caves.
What is it? A hidden maze of over 500 original sandstone caves underneath the streets of Nottingham dating back to the dark ages. Why go? A chance to investigate the social history of the caves and learn more about the events that happened here. People even sought refuge in the Anderson air-raid shelter during World War 2. The entrance is behind the Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery.
3. Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery.
What is it? One of the most inspiring galleries’s in the UK exhibiting international art. Why go? Designed by the award-winning architects Caruso St. John it stands in the heart of the City. Free to enter and regularly changing exhibitions.
4. Nottingham Cathedral.
What is it? An outstanding building having been a renowned landmark for more than 150 years. Originally built during the 1800s. Why go? The outstanding architecture, range of choirs, concerts and events.
5. Nottingham Castle.
What is it? See the ruins of a castle with a long history perched upon an impressive lump of rock containing caves. Why go? Nottingham Castle has a troubled history. Starting in the Middle Ages, when a grand fortress stood on the site. This was demolished and replaced with a Mansion (also demolished), followed by the Ducal Mansion you can now see here. However, the transformation of the Castle is currently taking place with renovation work to develop it into a world-class heritage destination for 2020. So you might want to pencil it in the diary for the year ahead.