Planning a trip to Nottingham? We have a choice of excellent hotels near Nottingham Castle. Here, we bring you the lowdown on the landmark, its museum and art gallery, and other places to explore in Nottingham too!
Nottingham Castle is perhaps best known for its role in the legend of Robin Hood, providing a stronghold for Prince John and the legendary archer’s enemies. Whether the tales are true or not, we don’t know. Still, one thing we know for sure is of the castle’s place in history as a central fortress in medieval times and its significance in the English Civil War.
Though bloody sieges, wars, demolitions and rebuilds, the castle has changed over time. However, much of it remains original – the landmark today tells a fascinating story of the past. We recommend venturing down into passageways and tunnels on an award-winning cave tour to get the full experience!
As well as a fascinating history, Nottingham Castle is home to a museum and gallery. Visitors can enjoy a collection of fine and decorative art, paintings, and classical sculptures.
With everything from costumes and textiles displays to beautiful jewellery, glass, and silverware, you can find a mix of incredible collections here. There’s even a ceramics gallery, which features unmissable 20th-century Ballantyne ceramics.
Don’t miss the stunning collection of art on display at the castle either, which boasts an impressive array of watercolours, prints, and contemporary pieces.
The city boasts two big shopping centres, independent boutiques, and lots of trendy bars, pubs and restaurants, so there’s plenty to explore! Once you’ve visited the castle, there are lots of other historical buildings around which make great days out for the whole family to enjoy.
Wollaton Hall, gardens, and deer park would be an excellent choice for a day out if you loved Nottingham Castle. The 16th-century Rennaisance mansion is a dream for history and architecture lovers. At the same time, the gardens and deer park are ideal for a stroll whatever the weather.
Or take a short drive to Newstead Abbey, a converted Augustan priory with formal gardens to explore too. Whether the sun’s shining or snow’s peppering the ground, Newstead Abbey is an atmospheric destination that the whole family will love. And did you know, iconic poet Lord Byron lived there between 1808 and 1814?
Because of their proximity to the railway station and centre of the city itself, hotels near Nottingham castle are in an excellent location for taking in all the area has to offer.