Nottinghamshire is a county in England’s West Midlands, United Kingdom. The biggest city in Nottinghamshire is its county capital Nottingham, which is famous for the well-known Robin Hood legend.
Nottinghamshire is composed of the districts Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Broxtowe, Gedling, Mansfield, Newark and Sherwood, and Rushcliffe.
Must See and Do Tourist Attractions in Nottinghamshire
Nottingham Castle is an interesting site to visit, as is the nearby Robin Hood statue. The Galleries of Justice, Wollaton Hall and the Sherwood Forest Country Park are also worth visiting. If you visit Nottinghamshire in early August, you can enjoy the Riverside Festival at Victoria Embankment in Nottingham.
Other popular places of interest in Nottinghamshire are Clumber Park, Creswell Crags, Rufford Country Park, Rushcliffe Country Park, Southwell Minster, Hawton Church, Welbeck Abbey, Newstead Abbey, Sherwood Observatory and The Harley Gallery.
Family Days out in Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire offers plenty of leisure entertainment to keep you and your children busy during your stay. Langar Karting and Quad Centre,Manor Farm Animal and Donkey Sanctuary, Wheelgate Theme Park, The White Post Farm Centre, The Nottingham Ghost Walk, Wetlands Animal Park, Sundown Adventureland in Retford and the Adrenalin Jungle are ideal locations for your family holidays in Nottinghamshire.
Spa & Wellness in Nottinghamshire
Some hotels in Nottinghamshire offer day spa treatments. See our hotels page for the latest offers for relaxing spa holidays in Nottinghamshire.
Sport in Nottinghamshire
The National Ice Centre invites you to go ice skating or watch a match of the GMB Nottingham Panthers. The City of Nottingham Tennis Centre, Water Meadows Swimming and Fitness Centre, National Water Sports Centre keep you active, but you can also try adventure sports, cycling, fishing, walking or water sports.
Additionally, the county includes 35 golf clubs in the Nottinghamshire Union of golf clubs, such as Rufford Park Golf and Country Club, Norwood Park Golf Centre, The Nottinghamshire Golf & Country Club, Ruddington Grange and De Vere Belton Woods. This makes Nottinghamshire the ideal destination for your golfing holidays.
Shopping in Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire contains everything shopping lovers could wish for. You will find small boutiques, outlet centres, markets, antiques shops and big shopping centres. The FHMall, The Exchange and the East Midlands Designer Outlet sell exclusive designer fashion, while The Victoria Centre and Westfield Broadmarsh malls offer common high street brands.
Farmers markets can be found in almost every smaller town in Nottinghamshire. Tourists especially like to visit the markets at Hucknall, Bingham, Clifton, Southwell, Beeston, Eastwood, Retford and Arnold.
Nightlife in Nottinghamshire
Nightlife in Nottingham offers a variety of entertainment from theatres over Real Ale Trails to bars and concerts. Restaurants include local dishes, international cuisine, pub food, vegetarian dishes, family restaurants and gourmet locations.
The Capital FM Arena, Royal Concert Hall and Albert Hall are perfect locations for concerts and music shows. Nottingham’s Real Ale Trail is a walking tour along 14 of Nottingham’s best locations for real ales. If you visit Nottinghamshire in October, you should not miss the annual Robin Hood Beer Festival at Nottingham Castle.
Transport in Nottinghamshire
Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) and the East Midlands Airport (EMA) are the best ways to get into Nottinghamshire. East Midland Trains take you to Nottingham from several destinations within the UK, such as London, Liverpool, Norwich and Sheffield. Within the county, you can use buses, trams, taxis, or walk.
Official Tourism Office for Nottinghamshire
Address: Nottingham Tourism Centre, 1-4 Smithy Row, Nottingham NG1 2BS
Official Website: www.visit-nottinghamshire.co.uk