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Literary Heroes

Nottinghamshire is renwoned for producing some of the finest wordsmiths to ever put pen to paper or quill to parchment. Whether it's the sometimes controversial tales of D.H. Lawrence or the romantic poems of Lord Byron, through to tales of local life and the harsh realities of the 20th century from Alan Sillitoe - Nottinghamshire has in fact brought forth some of the most innovative story tellers known to the world over history.

In 2015 Nottingham secured its place as a UNESCO City of Literature, so there's even more reason to become lost in the musings of our local writers; past and present. Nottingham is one of only 20 cities around the world recognised by UNESCO for literary excellence.

Celebrate the success of our city at the Nottingham Festival of Literature or find out more on our literary heritage below, and explore the life and times of some of our foremost writers.



Special offers

  1. Attractions


    In Nottinghamshire you will discover plenty of things to do every day of the year and with the help of this great selection of special offers you'll be guaranteed a great time.

    From: Wednesday, 23rd August 2017

    To: Sunday, 31st December 2017

Things to Do Highlights...

St Mary Magdalene Newark

St Mary Magdalene Newark

Open:  Monday – Saturday 8.30am – 12.00 &, 1.30pm - 4.00pm, Sunday 12.00 – 4.00pm Newark's...

Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club

Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club

Trent Bridge, the home of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, is a world famous cricketing...

Maun River Cottage B&B

Maun River Cottage B&B

MAUN RIVER COTTAGE B&B & 2 STUDIO COTTAGES Maun River Cottage is a family run B&B situated in...