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Jasmine Villa - Ideal for QMC & Uni - Free parkingA spacious, beautifully refurbished, three bedroom house just ten minutes walk from the University of Nottingham and the QMC (Queen's Medical Centre). The ground floor features a bright and spacious reception & dining area as well as a new fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar and integrated appliances (dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer, hob and oven.) On the first floor there are three double bedrooms all equipped with king size bed and plenty of wardrobe and drawer space.
Small but cosy bedroom 🛏Little double room for one or two persons. 5 minutes walking distance to the train station and 10 minutes walk to the city centre. Very close to stadiums as well. Quiet area in private house . You’re welcome to use kitchen if needed as well as living room or front yard.
A lovely quiet clean home offering a single roomA spacious beautifully decorated private single room with a new comfortable orthopaedic single mattress. The modern bathroom is fitted with a powerful shower with instant hot water or have a soak in the big bath tub! Fresh towels and beding are included obviously. Free hot and cold drinks are included too. The detached house is shared with a permanent lodger and two very friendly house rabbits. It's a quiet warm friendly home centrally-locate to shops, restaurants and frequent buses.
When one of your many monikers is “Queen of the Midlands,” you have quite a lot to live up to. And Nottingham doesn’t disappoint. It’s crammed full of architectural gems, hidden treasures, and historical wonderments. But there is one tights-clad character who looms large over the city. Think of Nottingham and you think of Robin Hood, who is represented throughout the area with tours, museums, and experiences. Head to the rather quaintly sized castle to see the statue of the renowned outlaw, while Sherwood Forest sits nearby. In amongst all of this history is a city with a vibrant arts and music scene and a lively student community. The residents of Nottingham delighted in digging into the ground, and there’s a fascinating cave network sitting under the city, which was built on soft sandstone.
East Midlands Airport (EMA) lies 12 miles from the city centre, Birmingham Airport (BHX) is around 40 miles away, while Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA) sits an hour to the north. The train station is a 10-minute walk from the centre of town, with a regular service from London St Pancras. The major M1 motorway serves the city if you’re driving and there are nine park-and-ride facilities dotted around the city. Nottingham’s handy tram network serves the city centre and many of the outlying suburbs and villages, while the extensive bus routes run from Broad Marsh and Victoria bus stations. It’s a lovely compact city, so exploring on foot or by pedal power is a breeze.
There’s so much going on all year round that there really isn’t a bad time to visit Nottingham. Though if you’re planning an excursion to Sherwood Forest or the Peak District, then it’s at its most glorious during spring and autumn. Like much of the United Kingdom, there’s always a chance of a shower at any time of the year, so have your waterproofs handy (June, surprisingly, is the wettest month). The city’s vibrant music scene has spawned a number of festivals throughout the year. The indie festival Dot to Dot takes place in May, while June has Sherwood Live in beautiful Sherwood Pines. July sees the Splendour Festival bring music to Wollaton Park, while folklore fans will appreciate the annual Robin Hood festival in August. The same month accommodates the city’s Food Festival, though apple fans have to wait until October for the Bramley Apple Festival in Southwell, the home of the original Bramley apple tree, and the city’s legendary Goose Fair, first held more than 700 years ago.
Based in the former Nottingham courthouse and county gaol, this museum dedicated to crime and punishment is not for the fainthearted. You’ll follow the steps of condemned men from the former prison cells to the spot where miscreants were regularly hanged. As well as a variety of artefacts and exhibitions based on famous crimes and villains, you’ll see the cell where, possibly, Robin Hood was once incarcerated. Or so it’s claimed.
Take a trip underground and explore the extensive cave network carved out of the soft sandstone the city was built on, accessed from the unlikely vantage point of the Broadmarsh Shopping Centre. With 500 caves ensconced under the city centre, there’s a fascinating array of social history to witness, including medieval tanneries and World War II air raid shelters.
It would feel careless to discuss Nottingham and not mention something dedicated to the famous man in tights. The Sherwood Forest visitor centre is located in the historic village of Edwinstowe, about 20 miles north of the city. Here you can stock up on Robin Hood ephemera before plunging into the forest and living out all of your Merry Men fantasies. The Major Oak, a tree that’s possibly 1,100 years old, is a must-see.