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Legends

We chart our history alongside our legends, with tales ranging from the English Civil War to Robin Hood, each one bringing that certain something special to make Nottinghamshire what it is today.

Our history is all around us, whether you’re discovering the ruins of Newark Castle and our Civil War history, gliding across the ice in the ‘skate steps’ of Torvil and Dean at the National Ice Centre or exploring the subterranean network of over 400 caves and tunnels under the city of Nottingham.

Or perhaps you’ve a more stylish interest, if so, pay a visit to Paul Smith’s first shop in Byard Lane, explore his flagship store in the very unique Willoughby House or see a film at Broadway Cinema in the screen room designed by him in signature style.

Our literary heritage is one we’re proud of, as Lord Byron, Alan Sillitoe and DH Lawrence have played major roles in the story of Nottinghamshire, as have our appearances on the big screen, most notably with Wollaton Hall featuring as Wayne Manor, in the Batman film The Dark Knight Rises.

Equally, our medal winning heroine, Rebecca Adlington, our two football teams and our fabulous cricket ground have put Nottinghamshire firmly on the map as the home of sporting superstars. And not forgetting our most famous son, Robin Hood.  Where else could you explore his playground at Sherwood Forest or his castle in the city centre?

That’s why in Nottingamshire we love our legends, our heroes and our icons. 

We’re sure you will too.

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Special offers

  1. Accommodation

    Accommodation

    From cosy log cabins in the heart of Sherwood Forest to luxurious hotels with spa facilities, Nottinghamshire has a great selection of accommodation. Take advantage of these special offers to make your stay even more enjoyable.

    From: Thursday, 1st January 2015

    To: Sunday, 31st December 2017

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