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Nottingham is a modern metropolis, which has managed to keep safe numerous valuable historical and architectural monuments despite rapid development of industry and urban development. The city is often called the cultural capital of England, and the large number of shopping malls and shops has brought Nottingham the title of the capital of shopping.
Nottingham offers its guests and gastronomy tourism admirers more than five hundreds of restaurants, cafés and bars fitting every taste and fancy. The La Rock restaurant specializing in … Open
Nottingham is surrounded by thick and amazing Sherwood Forest, which has become internationally famous due to connection with the name of the legendary thief Robin Hood. This name has become widely known more than seven hundred years ago; Robin Hood has always been the synonym of justice and romanticism. This atmosphere can be felt even in the modern city as many sights and cultural programs are devoted to the stories about the exploits and adventures of Robin Hood. He became a kind of the symbol of the city. Some streets of Nottingham are named after him, as well as restaurants and pubs.
Each year the city hosts a festival dedicated to the most romantic robber. For a whole week the locals have fun, sing songs, and organize costumed presentations and theatre performances. At this time of the year you will find here numerous outdoor cafes where you can taste national dishes and drinks. Copyright
The city of Nottingham is a birth place of famous literary character Robin Hood. It was here in the Sherwood Forest where the famous hero performed his feats and astounded the local folks … Open
Of course, this festival is the largest and most well-known one, but in Nottingham are organized other no less exciting activities - Lawrence Festival, the Big Ballet, Dance Festival, the annual Goose Fair, British Art Show and many other fascinating events.
Among the architectural sights of this place we should mention Town Castle, built in the 11th century, as well as ancient cathedrals and churches (County Hall and St Mary's). Your walks in magnificent parks of Nottingham and visits to local historical sites will leave only bright impressions and make your vacation truly memorable.
The main landmark and tourist attraction of the city is known far beyond its boundaries. This is the Nottingham Castle. This massive fortifying construction aged hundreds of years is … Open
In the heart of Nottingham, you'll find a beautiful palace and park complex - Wollaton Hall. This magnificent Renaissance palace that was one of the most luxurious residences of Queen Elizabeth is currently open to the public. Visitors to the country house can appreciate the richness of its interior decoration, as well as admire some unique works of art and antique furniture stored inside. The garden surrounding the palace is of great interest as well - its area is more than 500 acres. Part of the beautiful palace is occupied by Nottingham Natural History Museum.
Most of the sightseeing tours, as well as beautiful historical streets, start from the Old Market Square, which is surrounded by many beautiful old buildings. This historic square is the largest public space in England. On national holidays, the most important public and entertainment events are held here. Next to the square is the Council House, which is a vivid neoclassical-style landmark. In the same place, you can see the spectacular Nottingham Playhouse building.
Nottingham is of greatest attraction not only for touring fans and adventure stories admirers, but for gambling fans and night clubs and casino residents who can not imagine any day of their … Open
The historic square is just a five-minute walk from the Lace Market - an old trading pavilion that has been used for its intended purpose to the present day. Once upon a time ladies from all over England came here to choose luxury laces produced by local factories, as well as to buy fabrics for their exquisite outfits. The market building is very large. Not only retail space but also old warehouses have been preserved inside. Today the historic building houses many interesting shopping pavilions and restaurants.
An unusual attraction is the old court building that dates back to 1780. Currently, it is the National Justice Museum, during the tour of which you can visit an old prison founded back in the 14th century and explore former courtrooms. A significant part of this museum is also dedicated to the popular national hero - Robin Hood.
1. The system of public transport of Nottingham is presented with a wide network of bus and tram routes. Almost all routes run through the Old Market Square and the central streets of the … Open
In Nottingham, you'll find the so-called City of Caves - the world-famous complex consisting of artificial caves, whose age is more than a thousand years. This is the country's largest network of caves shrouded in many incredible legends.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Nottingham
♥   Shopping area ' Bridlesmith Gate' Nottingham, 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Survived castles around Nottingham
♥   Castle 'Nottingham Castle' , 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Greasley Castle' , 10.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Codnor Castle' , 17.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Halloughton Manor House' , 17.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Pembridge Castle' , 17.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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It’s noteworthy that many patients witnessed paranormal phenomena and told doctors about suddenly erupts into flames and chilling screams, but nobody listened the words of mentally ill patients. Tourists visiting the hospital today often complain of sudden panic attacks and headaches. The St. John’s Hospital is reasonably considered one of the darkest and most mysterious buildings in the world. … Read further
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