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Nottingham Attractions

Get out and about in Nottingham and visit some of the local attractions that have visitors flocking here every year. You might have lived in Nottingham for years or be planning to visit for a few days, whatever your reasons for being here there's sure to be some fascinating visitor attractions that you might not have seen before.

Nottingham Castle

Nottingham Castle

Welcome to Nottingham Castle - a magnificent 17th century ducal mansion built on the site of the original Medieval Castle, with spectacular views across the city. A vibrant museum and art gallery housing collections of silver, glass, armour and paintings, plus fifteen centuries of Nottingham history. The galleries also bring the best regional, national and international artist's work to the city.Nottingham Castle is 10 minutes walk from Nottingham City centre, with easy access from train and bus stations. Parking is close by.

Hotels near Nottingham Castle
Hope House3 starfrom £450.00
Luxury Lets Short Stay Apartments5 starfrom £125.00
St James Hotel3 starfrom £36.00
Hart's Hotel4 starfrom £125.00
Bistro 5G from £35.00
The Tales Of Robin Hood

The Tales Of Robin Hood

Nottingham's most popular tourist attraction 'The Tales of Robin Hood' is just a two minute walk from The Castle - making it an ideal full or half day experience for families, schools and tourist groups. Enter the dark and romantic world of legend and adventure. Flee through the forest to escape the evil Sheriff of Nottingham and jump on the magical travel back in time ride to join in the quest.

Hotels near The Tales Of Robin Hood
St James Hotel3 starfrom £36.00
The Britannia Nottingham Hotel from £36.00
Bistro 5G from £35.00
Park Plaza Nottingham4 starfrom £55.25
Robin 7 Lodge and Bistro from £42.00
City Of Caves

City Of Caves

Enter and explore a whole new world in the caves underneath Nottingham city and descend into the dark depths of the original Anglo-Saxon tunnels, meeting real cave-dwellers from its dramatic hidden past. See how these caves have been used and adapted over the Centuries by local people to escape and take refuge from the world above. This set of man-made caves was almost lost forever when the modern shopping centre was built. Thanks to local voluntary groups, the caves were saved and are now open to visitors.

Hotels near City Of Caves
Bentinck Hotel from £60.00
Nottingham Short Stays - Serviced Apartments from £34.20
Lace Market Hotel Nottingham by Compass Hospitality4 starfrom £40.50
Igloo Hybrid from £19.00
ibis Nottingham Centre2 starfrom £39.00

Other Attraction near Nottingham

  • Lace Market Centre - The Lace Market Centre, in the heart of a protected heritage area of the city of Nottingham, tells the story of an industry, and it's people through a series of visual aids, archive videos, machinery, exhibitions and demonstrations of hand made lace and lace machine. There is a large lace shop plus tea and coffee facilities. The centre has disabled access but unfortunately no disabled toilets. We are open 10am to 5pm seven days a week and admission is free.
  • Papplewick Pumping Station - Britain's finest working Victorian water pumping station with a range of buildings, cooling pond, covered reservoir and landscaped grounds. Ornate Engine House and Boiler House contain original beam engines and boilers, further engines on site plus a model railway and model boat club. In steam on special days throughout the year. Education service, special events, catering and private functions.
  • Ruddington Framework Knitters Museum - The museum is located in a unique restored 19th Century workshops, cottages and frameshops containing the collection of handframes, which can be seen working daily. There is also a working collection of circular sock machines on which you can try out your knitting skills. Experience the sight and sound of working machinery and gain a fascinating insight into the life and labour of a 19th Century framework knitting community.