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Best known for its rich history, museums, art galleries, and green parks, Nottingham is a fascinating city in central England’s Midlands region. Here you can explore ancient underground caves, stroll through peaceful parks, and discover England’s vibrant past. Nottingham is a wonderful destination for families, history buffs, and curious travelers wanting to explore one of England’s most beautiful cities.Finding your perfect Nottingham vacation rental
Choose from a variety of beautiful vacation rentals in Nottingham. Stay in the downtown center, just steps away from some of Nottingham’s most renowned sites and attractions. Nature lovers can stay in one of the quieter areas of the city, near one of the many green parks, surrounded by trees and gardens. Oversized rentals are available for families and large groups traveling together. The majority of rentals in Nottingham feature a modern, urban design-style, with tasteful decor and sleek furnishings. Pet-friendly rentals are available for people traveling with pets.
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The area and getting around
If you’ll be arriving to Nottingham by plane, the nearest airport is East Midlands Airport, which is just 13 miles away, or a 20-minute drive. You can take a taxi to Nottingham, or use the Uber app. Car rental companies are available at the airport and in Nottingham if you plan to rent a car during your stay.Getting around Nottingham
Nottingham, for the most part, is a wonderfully walkable city. Many of its main attractions and best offerings can be found within walking distance of the city center. The city center is home to several historical sites, attractions, restaurants, and shops. Renting bikes is also a great way to explore the city.
Travelers and activities
Nottingham is a wonderful destination for families of all ages. Head to Stonebridge City Farm where children can interact with and feed a variety of farm animals. The urban farm was created in 1980 and runs off donations. Families with children and young adults should also visit Green’s Windmill and Science Centre where kids can learn about science with fun, interactive exhibits. You can even climb to the top of the windmill and joy the wonderful view from the top.Nottingham for history buffs
The city of Nottingham dates back to the 6th century, making it a wonderful place for history lovers to explore. You’ll see a variety of historic buildings around the Old Market Square. Head just outside the Old Market Square to see the historic Lace Market, which was once the heart of Britain’s lace industry. You can also explore the Blue Line Trail, a self-guided walking tour where you can explore the birthplace and museum dedicated to famous English author, D.H. Lawrence.
Also known as ‘Robin Hood Town,’ the legendary outlaw, Robin Hood, was from Nottingham. You can visit the Robin Hood Statue in Nottingham.
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Nottingham is home to over 500 underground sandstone caves. Many visitors don’t even realize the caves are there because you have to descend underneath the city to explore them. The entrance to the caves is behind the Nottingham Contemporary and you can take a tour of the caves with an expert guide.2. Visit Wollaton Hall and Park
This architectural masterpiece and stunning green park are an absolute must-visit for anyone new to Nottingham. Set on over 500 acres of immaculately kept gardens, you can spend hours exploring the grounds of this spectacular mansion and park area. Deer often roam the park. There are also regular exhibitions, as well as a café with excellent food and coffee options here.3. Stroll through the Arboretum
Set right in the heart of the city, the Arboretum is a stunning historic, Victorian-style park with over 800 trees and flower gardens. Head here for a peaceful walk away from the busy city, and enjoy the small pond, many walking paths, and benches to relax on. There are several colorful flower gardens sprinkled throughout the grounds.4. Explore Old Market Square
The Old Market Square is set right in the heart of the city and is home to the majority of the city’s main attractions, restaurants, and shops. This historical, pedestrian central area covers 130,000 square feet of space, making it one of the largest paved squares in the entire United Kingdom. Here you’ll find Nottingham Castle, which is home to several historical exhibitions and artwork. A variety of museums can be accessed from the Old Market Square, including Nottingham Contemporary, National Justice Museum, and more.5. Visit the Gedling Country Park
Immerse yourself in a spectacular natural park just outside the city. Gedling Country Park is home to a lush green space with plenty of trees, walking paths, and fantastic views of the surrounding natural areas. There’s a coffee shop and a children’s play area.