Nottinghamshire county in England is known for many Industries such as lace making, telecommunications, bicycle manufacturing to mention a few. History is prominently stamped on the Nottingham’s past, and lots would know of the legend of Robin Hood and maid Marion, plus Robin’s band of Merry men, Friar Tuck and Little John too. Nottingham Castle is set prominently high atop of sandstone cliffs and caves and can be seen for many miles around.
The city is vibrant, metropolitan with cafes and bars having on street seating and pedestrian only areas. There are lots of choices of good quality restaurants and bars to choose from, including some historic old English pubs, such as Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, The Royal Children and The Bell to name a few. What you may not have expected is a working windmill, Green’s Windmill and science centre.
Nottinghamshire countryside again is a surprise to many who visit, Sherwood forest, comprising of Sherwood, Rufford, and Clumber country parks, though the forest hundreds of years ago would have been vast and linked with towns and villages from as far as Yorkshire through to Nottingham, still stunning places to visit for walks, cycle rides and leisure activities. Wollaton park and hall has lots to offer with its natural history museum in the hall and large grounds with deer roaming freely.
The River Trent runs through Nottinghamshire and is a great for leisurely walks, boating, cycling and picnics. The Nottingham canal again is a refreshing part of Nottingham life, industrial heritage turned leisure hub. Lots of fun opportunities along the canal tow path, include barge trips and boating, kayaking is quite popular on the canal and a super relaxing route into the city by foot or cycle. In the city you’ll find a mix of new and established bars, restaurants and a few pubs with links to the canal history on the water front, beside the canal. Nottinghamshire is more than meets the eye as you’ll see in our articles.