Nottingham is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the UK, and with its links to the historic lace industry, the exciting legend of Robin Hood and a host of modern attractions it has something to appeal to all ages.
At the height of the British Empire, Nottingham was the centre of the world lace industry, and the Lace Market is an essential stop for history fans. Its elegant red brick Victorian lace warehouses like the Adams Building, working gas lamps and iron railings will give you an idea of the city in bygone days. You will also find St. Mary's church in the Lace Market, and though the present structure dates from the 14th century, this important religious site was mentioned in the Domesday Book.
Nottingham Castle boasts magnificent views over the city from its rocky perch, and is a prominent feature in the legend of Robin Hood. The castle was also where the English Civil War began and today you can explore its gardens, galleries and museums or take a guided cave tour of the passages and tunnels beneath it.
The city has dozens of fine restaurants which easily rival London or Edinburgh, and make it among the top ten UK cities most popular with overseas visitors. It's a prime shopping destination and you'll find high street brands and designer outlets at the Broadmarsh Centre or Victoria Centre, and first class nightlife has made it a firm favourite with young, affluent visitors who come to see famous bands and DJ's in a range of exclusive venues.
Whether you enjoy outdoor activities such as horse riding or cycling in Sherwood Forest and the local countryside, or whether you like luxury hotels, fine cuisine and exceptional entertainment, this friendly Midland city has it all.