Historical Attractions in Nottingham

Historical Attractions in Nottingham

Explore New and Historical Attractions in Nottingham

Nottingham is a city that combines a rich heritage with a vibrant culture and a modern outlook. It is famous for its association with the legend of Robin Hood, but it also has many other attractions and places to visit that will appeal to all kinds of visitors. Here are some of the attractions that you should not miss when you visit Nottingham:

  • Nottingham Castle, which is a stunning museum and art gallery that stands on a high rock overlooking the city (above). It was originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068 and has witnessed many historical events, such as the English Civil War and the Reform Act riots. You can explore its history and collections, enjoy its gardens and views, and discover its connection to Robin Hood.
  • City of Caves, which is a hidden world beneath the streets of Nottingham, where you can discover over 500 sandstone caves that date back to the Dark Ages. You can learn about the lives of the people who used the caves for various purposes, such as dwellings, cellars, tanneries and air raid shelters. You can also experience the stories and sounds of the caves through audio guides and interactive exhibits.
  • Wollaton Hall and Deer Park, which is a spectacular Elizabethan mansion set in 500 acres of parkland, where you can see herds of red and fallow deer roaming freely. The hall houses the Nottingham Natural History Museum, which has over 750,000 specimens of animals, fossils, minerals and plants. You can also visit the Industrial Museum, the Steam Engine House, the Walled Garden and the Camellia House.
  • The National Justice Museum, which is a unique museum that explores the history of crime and punishment in Britain. It is located in a former courthouse and prison that dates back to 1375 and has been the site of many trials, executions and escapes. You can see original artefacts, documents and exhibits, take part in mock trials and meet costumed characters who will tell you their stories.
  • The Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall, which are two of the most prestigious venues in the country for live entertainment. They host a variety of shows and events, such as musicals, plays, comedy, ballet, opera, concerts and festivals. You can enjoy world-class performances by local and international artists in these historic and elegant buildings.
    These are just some of the many attractions that you can explore in Nottingham. You can also visit other places such as Sherwood Forest, Newstead Abbey, Nottingham Contemporary, Old Market Square and more.

If you are looking for a place to stay in Nottingham that is convenient, comfortable and affordable, then you should consider Mercure Nottingham City Centre George Hotel. It is located near Nottingham train station, which gives you easy access to all parts of the city by tram or bus. It is also close to some of the best attractions in Nottingham, such as Nottingham Castle, Lace Market and Hockley. The hotel has stylish rooms with free Wi-Fi, air conditioning and minibars. It also has a fitness centre, a bar and a restaurant. Mercure Nottingham City Centre George Hotel is a great place to stay in Nottingham for exploring new and historical attractions.

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