Welcome to the ultimate guide to all the must see Nottingham Attractions where we’ll be covering unmissable activities, sightseeing hotspots and interesting architecture in and around Nottingham city. We hope we make your trip to Nottingham that little bit more fun, whether you are visiting with family, friends or your better half. Let’s get started…
First up on the list of Nottingham attractions is Nottingham Castle, an iconic landmark in the heart of the city. The castle holds almost 1,000 years of history and is shown throughout the gorgeous castle walls. It’s a great place to get creative and educated with family and friends, including an outdoor theatre for the ultimate castle entertainment. In addition, there are many displays and exhibitions for you to enjoy and explore.
Attenborough Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre
Next on the list of Nottingham attractions is the Attenborough Nature Reserve and Visitor Centre, located in Beeston Nottingham. The Nature Reserve is a 360 acre land, featuring gorgeous wildlife walks, bird spotting, a pond and a café serving local organic food. This is a great place to enjoy a summer’s day with friends and family.
Wollaton Hall is a gorgeous historic, architectural building, located in Wollaton Park. The building is an Elizabeth country house built in the 1580s and is now a natural history museum open to the public. Here you can explore displays and exhibitions of historic species from around the world including dinosaurs, birds and insects. Including. A fascinating and educational day out in Nottingham.
Next on our list of Nottingham attractions is Nottingham Contemporary, an art gallery located in the heart of Nottingham city. This art gallery is free of charge and is infact one of the biggest contemporary art museums in the whole of the UK. It’s full of exciting displays and exhibitions, as well as hands-on activities, many of which are family friendly!
City of Caves
The City of Caves in Nottingham is next up, a popular tourist attraction for all visitors of the city. The City of Caves were once former air raid shelters, a public house shelter and a tannery, all of which are spread through the masses of underground caves below Nottingham. It’s a great place to explore and learn, a one of a kind adventure under the city.
Newstead Abbey is known as once being a Augustinian Priory as well as former home to Lord Bryon, a famous romantic poet. The house goes back almost 800 years and includes a Victorian kitchen, many rooms of displays and mediaeval architecture. It’s a fantastic opportunity to explore Nottingham’s historic past from almost 12 centuries ago.
Old Market Square
Next on our list is Old Market Square, known as one of the largest paved squares in the UK, located in the heart of Nottingham. Old Market Square is a gorgeous square, centre of the city where visitors and locals come to take a break for a busy day, grab lunch and shop. It’s a stunning historic landmark including the water fountains and the high skyline dome building opposite.
Robin Hood Tour
The Nottingham Robin Wood Tour is known as a multi-award winning town tour, the great tour of the famous Robin Hood. When on the tour, you will discover the many great places in and around Nottingham that are associated with Robin Hood and be enlightened by any historic tales along the way.
National Justice Museum
Next on our list of Nottingham attractions is the National Justice Museum, a great place to learn and be educated on the history of Nottingham’s prison, police station and more. This includes displays of the historic sites where villains were tied up and beheaded! There’s a lot to discover and explore here, an exciting place to visit in the city.
Overview of Nottingham Attractions
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