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How to Spend a Perfect Day in Nottingham

Nottingham is iconic as the home of Robin Hood, but there’s much more to the city than one legendary outlaw. Visit Nottingham and discover its vibrant history and modern culture. There’s always plenty happening, making this an ideal destination any time of year.

Planning a trip? With so much to see, do, eat, and experience in Nottingham, figuring out your agenda can be hard. That’s why we’ve created this guide for how to spend a perfect day in Nottingham. Enjoy!

Historic attractions

Start the day at one of Nottingham’s visitor attractions, soaking up some history before the crowds descend. Nottingham Castle is closed for renovation until late 2020, but there’s plenty more to keep you occupied.
Newstead Abbey is a beautiful Grade II house set among landscaped gardens and parkland. Visit the abbey to experience its old-century charm. Once home to the master of Romantic poetry, Lord Byron, Newstead is an exciting place to visit whether you’re interested in architecture, literature, or history.
Alternatively, head to Wollaton Hall, the spectacular Elizabethan mansion which sits just a stone’s throw to the west of Nottingham. The Grade I listed building is home to the city’s Natural History Museum and sits among beautiful acres of deer-filled parkland. 


After your morning of exploration, you’re sure to have worked up an appetite. Head back into central Nottingham and enjoy lunch at one of these great spots:

A gallery afternoon

A stroll around a Nottingham museum or art gallery is the perfect way to stretch off. If art is your thing, head to Nottingham Contemporary for collections of local and international work. The green and gold gallery building is a spectacle, while inside, exhibitions hope to stimulate discussion about culture and society.

Your Nottingham hotel

By now, you’ll probably feel like freshening up. Head back to your central Nottingham hotel and enjoy a little rest before dinner. You can find a variety of Accor ALL hotels in Nottingham, with something to suit every taste and budget.
Choose the Mercure Nottingham City Centre George for comfort and consideration from the moment you arrive. The ibis Nottingham Centre is great for budget travellers, located in the heart of the historic Lace Market area.


When you’re rested and recovered, head back out to experience Nottingham at night. There are loads of great dinner spots in the city. Here are some of our favourites to help narrow down your search:
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