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.
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 with his...
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.
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 lives...
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.