Many people go on a trip to Nottingham City because of its association with the legend of Robin Hood. However, there are many other attractions in the area worth checking out.
How to Get There
The city is at the London St. Pancras main line. The most affordable train tickets are for EM Trains. You can also use the services to Leeds, Sheffield and Derby. The city has a tram service that goes along the center of the city. There are also two bus stations, Victoria and Broadmarsh. National Express sells affordable tickets, but you have to book in advance.
What to See
Nottingham Castle is actually a museum. It contains artifacts and information about the city’s history. The museum has England’s first art gallery and is surrounded by lovely gardens. The statue of Robin Hood is by the walls of the castle.
The City of Caves is made up of numerous caves. These were constructed from sandstone. These were utilized as air raid shelters, public house cellars and a tannery. You can find it at the Broadmarsh Shopping Centre’s upper mall.
The Galleries of Justice contains info on the type of justice that the city had served out through the years. The Angel Row Gallery consists of contemporary artwork.
The history of the city is best appreciated by visiting some historical sites. The Newstead Abbey used to be the residence of Lord Byron. Lord Byron was buried at Hucknall Church.
People can visit his burial place today. One can also visit Sherwood Forest Country Park. The forest goes on up to South Yorkshire. The place is an excellent area for strolling or cycling.
The NCT+tram charges 3 Pounds. The cost will vary if you use a tour package. There are many eateries in the area. Gusto at 2 Gedling Street serves pasta and other Italian dishes at 5 to 7 Pounds per main. Some of the high end restaurants have meals costing 180 Pounds.
You can also watch some plays on a trip to Nottingham. The biggest are the Nottingham Playhouse and the Theatre Royal. The Broadway cinema is the smallest in the world, with just 21 seats.