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History & Heritage

From the Ice Age drawings at Creswell Crags, a perfectly preserved snapshot of a typical 1920s home at Mr Straw’s House in Worksop to the magnificent Elizabethan mansion that is Wollaton Hall, Nottinghamshire is crammed with historical attractions.

Experience fun and engaging heritage at the Galleries of Justice, City of Caves and Great Central Railway Nottingham. Explore the pretty village of Edwinstowe, supposedly the place where Robin Hood and Maid Marian tied the knot. Venture into Laxton, the only village in England that still operates traditional open field farming.

There are lots of opportunities to take the family out for the day to experience something totally new. With a whole host of trails around the city and county, exploring our heritage doesn't have to cost the earth!

    • Historical Nottinghamshire

      Historical Nottinghamshire

      Nottinghamshire has been at the heart of many world changing events from Civil War to the founding of America.

    • Industrial Heritage

      Industrial Heritage

      Industrial heritage deals specifically with the buildings and artefacts of industry which are inherited from past generations.

    • Historic Houses & Castles

      Historic Houses & Castles

      Explore our magnificent country houses that are set in beautiful surroundings and discover how our ancestors lived.

    • Cathedrals & Churches

      Cathedrals & Churches

      Nottinghamshire has many historic churches to visit which share their cultural heritage and collections with the community and visitors alike.

    • Caves


      Nottingham has more man-made caves than anywhere else in Britain, and the cave network has Ancient Monument Protection.



Special offers

  1. 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: Thursday, 31st December 2015

Things to Do Highlights...

The Nottingham Ghost Walk

The Nottingham Ghost Walk

Every Saturday at 7.00pm – without doubt the most successful regular walking tour in Nottingham! We...

Debbie Bryan

Debbie Bryan

More than just a gorgeous shop and tea room, this ‘hidden gem’ is located in the heart of...

Hardwick Hall

Hardwick Hall

An Elizabethan masterpiece Welcome to Hardwick, whose stunning houses and beautiful landscape...

Great Central Railway Nottingham Ltd.

Great Central Railway Nottingham Ltd.

The Great Central Railway Nottingham offers over 10 miles of heritage railway running through the...