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The undisputed capital of the East Midlands, Nottinghamshire and surrounding areas offer a wealth of attractions, activities and things to do for you and the family, from the sophisticated canal quarter with its elegant restaurants and cafes to the extensive shopping centres.

And wherever you go you’re never far away from reminders of Nottingham’s legendary hero Robin Hood and the enchanting fables and tales that surround him.

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National Water Sports Centre

Experience some of the best outdoor water activities that Nottinghamshire has to offer, this internationally renowned white water course has activities such as slalom, freestyle kayak, canoeing and rafting on offer.

Sherwood Pines Forest Park

Experience the great outdoors by exploring this historical woodland. The world famous home of Robin Hood legends and today an important ecological home for some of Europe's greatest trees.

Creswell Crags

If you’re looking to combine some time outdoors with history then Creswell crags is worth a visit. Described as beautiful, this historic crag consists of a limestone gorge with caves.

Wollaton Hall & Park

The prominent Wollaton Hall is an Elizabethan country house that was built in the late 1500’s. Now a Grade One listed building, the stunning Hall houses the city of Nottinghams Natural History Museum along with re constructed room settings.

MFA Bowl Nottingham

With an epic 48 lanes spread over 2 floors, MFA Bowl is the largest bowling facility in the UK. Located in the heart of Nottinghams city centre, this fantastic complex also has an arcade, 2 bars, a restaurant and a coffee shop.

Theatre Royal Nottingham

Built in 1865, The Theatre Royal Nottingham attracts over half a million visitors every single year.

City of Caves

Discover a hidden world beneath your feet underneath the streets of Nottingham at City of Caves.

The Adrenalin Jungle

Set in 15 acres of Sherwood Forest is the largest outdoor activity centre in Nottingham, The Adrenalin Jungle.

Attenborough Nature Centre

Set in 360 acres of natural glorious Nottinghamshire countryside, Attenborough Nature Centre is an eco-friendly visitor attraction surrounded by the tranquil waters of the beautiful Attenborough Nature Reserve which is managed and operated by the

Old Market Square

Old Market Square is an open, pedestrianised square in Nottingham city centre. Not only is it the largest public space in the UK after London's Trafalgar Square, it is also a sight that is packed with British history.

The Galleries of Justice

Delve into the dark history of Britain's crime and punishment system at The Galleries of Justice.

Nottingham Contemporary

Nottingham Contemporary is one the largest, well-known contemporary art centres in the United Kingdom. The museum was designed by the award winning architects, Caruso St John.

Nottingham Arboretum

Nottingham Arboretum is a green flag award winning park located close to the heart of Nottingham city centre.

Nottingham Playhouse

Situated in Nottingham City Centre, stands one of the United Kingdom’s leading producing theatres since its foundation in 1948.

Motorpoint Arena Nottingham

Motorpoint Arena is a multi-use indoor arena located within the National Ice Centre in the Lace Market district of Nottingham.

Family Attractions

Family Attractions

The Galleries of Justice

Delve into the dark history of Britain's crime and punishment system at The Galleries of Justice.

Sights & Landmarks

Sights & Landmarks

Wollaton Hall & Park

The prominent Wollaton Hall is an Elizabethan country house that was built in the late 1500’s. Now a Grade One listed building, the stunning Hall houses the city of Nottinghams Natural History Museum along with re constructed room settings.

City of Caves

Discover a hidden world beneath your feet underneath the streets of Nottingham at City of Caves.

Old Market Square

Old Market Square is an open, pedestrianised square in Nottingham city centre. Not only is it the largest public space in the UK after London's Trafalgar Square, it is also a sight that is packed with British history.

Entertainment

Entertainment

MFA Bowl Nottingham

With an epic 48 lanes spread over 2 floors, MFA Bowl is the largest bowling facility in the UK. Located in the heart of Nottinghams city centre, this fantastic complex also has an arcade, 2 bars, a restaurant and a coffee shop.

Theatre Royal Nottingham

Built in 1865, The Theatre Royal Nottingham attracts over half a million visitors every single year.

The Adrenalin Jungle

Set in 15 acres of Sherwood Forest is the largest outdoor activity centre in Nottingham, The Adrenalin Jungle.

Nottingham Contemporary

Nottingham Contemporary is one the largest, well-known contemporary art centres in the United Kingdom. The museum was designed by the award winning architects, Caruso St John.

Motorpoint Arena Nottingham

Motorpoint Arena is a multi-use indoor arena located within the National Ice Centre in the Lace Market district of Nottingham.

Night-life

Night-life

Romantic Attractions

Romantic Attractions

Nottingham Playhouse

Situated in Nottingham City Centre, stands one of the United Kingdom’s leading producing theatres since its foundation in 1948.

Shopping

Shopping

Outdoor

Outdoor

National Water Sports Centre

Experience some of the best outdoor water activities that Nottinghamshire has to offer, this internationally renowned white water course has activities such as slalom, freestyle kayak, canoeing and rafting on offer.

Sherwood Pines Forest Park

Experience the great outdoors by exploring this historical woodland. The world famous home of Robin Hood legends and today an important ecological home for some of Europe's greatest trees.

Creswell Crags

If you’re looking to combine some time outdoors with history then Creswell crags is worth a visit. Described as beautiful, this historic crag consists of a limestone gorge with caves.

Attenborough Nature Centre

Set in 360 acres of natural glorious Nottinghamshire countryside, Attenborough Nature Centre is an eco-friendly visitor attraction surrounded by the tranquil waters of the beautiful Attenborough Nature Reserve which is managed and operated by the

Nottingham Arboretum

Nottingham Arboretum is a green flag award winning park located close to the heart of Nottingham city centre.

Food & Drink

Food & Drink

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