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Nottingham Capital for culture

Capital for culture, capital for shopping - Nottingham is the perfect city breakdestination. Home to some of the best shopping in the UK, an exciting cultural calendar and recognised nationally for the quality of its restaurants and bars, this city has it all.

Nottingham’s compact city centre with new free Wi-fi hotspots, pedestrianised streets and tram system make it easy to get around. And our city break Nottingham hotels cater for all pockets, whether you’re looking for budget or boutique. You’ll be guaranteed the warm welcome and central location that will make your break a success.

City Of Caves

Nottingham city is known for its numerous sandstone caverns and underground tunnels, many of which are believed to date back to medieval times. One of the most easily accessible cave entrances can be found at the Broadmarsh Shopping Center and leads to cellars, an old air-raid shelter, a historic tannery and a recreated Victorian slum area, all standing beneath the numerous busy stores at the shopping center.

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Motorpoint Arena Nottingham

Motorpoint Arena Nottingham is a multi-use indoor arena located within the National Ice Centre in the Lace Market district of Nottingham. The National Ice Centre and Nottingham Arena were opened by Olympic gold medallist Jayne Torvill on 1 April 2000. Since its opening, the arena has hosted over a thousand concerts, comedy acts, family shows and sporting events.

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Nottingham Castle Wharf Canalside

The city of Nottingham has a busy and vibrant waterfront district, based around the Nottingham &Beeston Canal and the River Trent. The Castle Wharf area is buzzing with caféculture and alfresco dining, all at the water's edge. It is overlooked by Nottingham Castle, perched dramatically on a high rock above the city. The canal towpath is a scenic walking and cycling route, connecting different areas of the city.

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Old Market Square

The square has long been at the centre of Nottingham life. In the early days before the City of Nottingham was formed, the area was the centre-point between the Norman town of Nottingham, situated around the Castle Rock, and the old Anglo-Saxon town which was based around the current Lace Market at St. Mary's Church, also called Snothryngham, Snottingaham or Snottingham. The central point between the two towns became a major market point, and hence the square has been at the centre of Nottingham's growth around it for hundreds of years since.

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Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery

A magnificent 17th century ducal mansion built on the site of the original Medieval Castle. The Castle has a turbulent past, linked to kings and conquerors and still has a maze of original caves hidden beneath its imposing walls. Now the building houses a Museum &Art Gallery, offering visitors an opportunity to see the best regional, national and international art in the regularly changing exhibition galleries. Plus the permanent exhibitions showcase costume and textiles, silverware, glass and a glimpse into Nottingham's 

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Holme Pierrepont Hall

The earliest built brick building in the county. Built by Sir William Pierrepont in 1500 and still lived in by his descendants, the house surrounds a Courtyard Garden of 1875 possibly influenced by Nesfield on three sides with the local Parish Church of St Edmund on the fourth. The East Garden which was laid out in 1973 has a winter flower garden full of snowdrops, aconites, daffodils and hellebores among other plants. The wild Tulipa Sylvestris which has been here since the 17th century flowers in the park. The house has family portraits and regional furniture and welcomes groups on guided tours throughout the year.

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Wollaton Hall and Park

Set in over 500 acres of historic deer park, Wollaton Hall is a frankly spectacular Tudor building, completed way back in 1588 and now the home to the city's Natural History Museum! Plus Wollaton's Courtyard Stables are home to the city's Industrial Museum, the Steam Engine House, the Wollaton Visitor Centre and the Yard Gallery, with a changing programme of exhibitions suitable for families exploring art and the environment.

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Green's Windmill

Green's Windmill is a restored 19th Century tower mill, once home to mathematical physicist George Green. Turning again since 1986, climb to the top of our windmill and see how our sails turn grain into flour. In our interactive Science Centre discover the remarkable story of George Green, and experiment with light, electricity and magnetism. There's something for all the family!

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