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Best things to do in Nottingham

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Historic Site
“If your a visitor to Nottingham, this is where to go for your photo with the bronze statue of Robin Hood. The castle is a beautiful building with pretty manicured gardens. There are several nice pubs next to the castle including one that claims to be the oldest pub in England! From the castle you have fantastic views over ‘The Park’ where the deer and stag once roamed. Don’t worry you can still visit the deer and stag at Wollaton hall. ”
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Bar
“This famous international cricket ground is only a bus ride away from THE CABIN (almost door to door). If there is an international match, you will have a rewarding day out here. It would be beneficial to pre-book your visit either by phone or on the internet.”
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Theatre
“This theatre is home to so many wonderful touring shows that travel around the United Kingdom. Here you will get to see some of the greatest shows and performers that this country has to offer. ”
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Premise
“Woolaton Hall and Park are Nottingham's number 1 attraction especially during the refurbishment of Nottingham castle. The park is home to a boating lake, deer, and coppices. There is a golf course that is quite challenging. The Hall was also used as Bruce manor for the filming of the Batman trilogy.”
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Premise
“Some of you may recognise this as Batman’s house, and it is commensurately impressive with beautiful architecture and surrounded by Wollaton Deer Park. The deer roam free here so you can walk right up to them with no fence in between. Please keep in mind they are wild animals and it isn’t a petting zoo, but they are truest amazing to spend time with. There is at least one festival here every year, ‘Splendour’ that’s family friendly and is a good day of music.”
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Art Gallery
“Back in the olden days this building was a police station, court house and prison all in one. Being the last county in England to abolish the death sentence, you can see the hanging gallows that were used for the very last time!! They also have awesome ghost nights! ”
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Establishment
“Big-name bands and solo artists, Comedians, Stage shows. All right on our doorstep.”
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Bar
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“This pub claims to be the oldest in England. It has a boat hung on the ceiling said to be haunted and those who touch it.... ”
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Cinema
“Independent cinema and cafe bar serving good food and wide choice of drinks. Wonderful ambience and different selection of films to run-of-mill cinemas”
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Establishment
“Many surrounding restaurants do an early meal at a discount rate to enable you to attend your show on time”
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“There are interesting exhibitions here and it is close to shopping, cafes and restaurants”
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Shopping Centre
“In centre of nottingham with access to lots of eateries and everything you would expect from a city centre”
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Establishment
“Notts County, 'The Magpies' just over the River Trent from Nott's Forest. The oldest professional football team in the world established in 1888.”
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Bar
“A Church converted into a pub and restaurant. Worth taking a look even if you don't buy a drink.”
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Premise
“Nottingham's flagship contemporary art gallery. Free admission. Look for the lace patterns adorning the exterior cladding of the building-a reference to Nottingham's world-famous lace making in the 1800s”
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Park
“Situated on a natural hill within 500 acres of rolling parkland, and built between 1580 and 1588, Wollaton Hall is one of the country's finest Grade 1 listed Elizabethan mansions. Located within the hall is the Natural History Museum housing wildlife exhibits and collections of rare and unique curiosity.”
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