Nottingham is a great example of a brilliant, bustling city that’s most certainly worth a visit. Home of folklore hero Robin Hood, it has plenty on offer for a fun weekend away.
Book your stay
Before you plan your itinerary, you’ll want to make sure you have somewhere to stay that’s affordable, stylish, and well-located. There’s nowhere better if you’re looking for hotels near Nottingham train station than ibis Nottingham Centre. Hop off the train and it’s just a ten-minute walk to the hotel or jump on a tram and be there in just three minutes!
Take a Robin Hood tour
Brush up on your history
Connect with Nature
Want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city? There are plenty of green places to escape to, from the Attenborough Nature Reserve to Rushcliffe Country Park, Wollaton Park, and Highfields Lake.
Be a culture vulture
Want to catch a film? Head to Broadway Cinema, which features an auditorium designed by none other than Paul Smith, fashion designer and famous Nottingham export.
Grab a drink at a secret bar
Nottingham is home to several secret bars, which are just waiting to be discovered. Take a trip to trendy Hockley and you’ll find the entrance to Lost Property on Carlton Street. Hidden within the city’s caves, this speakeasy-style bar is tucked behind a tiny façade.
Another Hockley hotspot is Boilermaker. From the outside it looks like nothing more than a boring boiler shop, but pass through the store cupboard door and you’re in a fabulous cocktail bar. From the Hockley Arts Club to Barrel Drop and The Secret Garden, there are plenty of exciting places to be discovered in Nottingham.