If you’re thinking about heading to Nottingham, you may be looking for some inspiration for things to do. Nottingham is a fantastic destination for a weekend away, but it always helps to be prepared and go with some ideas in mind so that you can keep yourselves amused whatever the weather.
There is ample opportunity for shopping in Nottingham, whether you’re happy to hit the high street or would prefer to poke around some of the city’s best boutiques. The Victoria Centre and The Exchange are best known for their big name high street brands, while Derby Road and Hockley are home to some of the finest boutiques in the city. Whether you’re looking for budget retail therapy or fancy treating yourself, Nottingham is the perfect place to do it.
The great outdoors
It goes without saying that one of the best known parts of Nottingham is Sherwood Forest, famous for its association with Robin Hood. This is ideal for a relaxed weekend stroll, especially for history buffs, and you can get acquainted with the stunning ancient oaks and birches. Alternatively, the nature reserves around Nottinghamshire are fantastic if you want to spot some of the local wildlife, or if you prefer boating, why not head out onto Nottinghamshire’s popular canal system?
If you love learning about all things historical, Nottingham is ideal for you. There are fun places to visit for the entire family, whether this is admiring the Ice Age drawings at Creswell Crags or finding out more about life in the 1920s at Mr Straw’s House, so there is a brilliant blend of ancient and more modern history to intrigue and delight everyone from children to grown-ups. A real highlight is Hardwick Hall, the beautiful Elizabethan estate with exquisite grounds and gardens.
Food and drink
Nottingham is filled with places to dine out or to have a drink and unwind, making it a fantastic gourmet getaway for anyone with more than a passing interest in food. There are some excellent traditional pubs where you can grab a drink with the locals, and everything from nationwide chain restaurants to little independent delis and cafes if you want to try something you can’t find anywhere else in the country.
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