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Day Visit Itineraries

24 hours in the city


Have your picture taken in front of the Robin Hood statue before visiting Nottingham Castle where you will see some fine art and stunning views from the castle terrace. 


Take a tour of the Nottingham Castle caves before visiting the nearby Museum of Nottingham Life at Brewhouse Yard.


Stop at England's oldest inn, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem for a pint of ale and a hearty meal.


Enjoy a stroll around the historic Lace Market area and discover the city’s Victorian and Georgian architecture.


Explore the vintage shops around Hockley and then visit the flagship Paul Smith Store on Low Pavement.  Alternatively, hit the shops around Bridlesmith Gate where you will find a mix of well-known retailers alongside independent stores.


Explore the old court and gaol at the Galleries of Justice Museum.


Call in at Nottingham Contemporary to see the latest exhibition. Over the years, the gallery has featured work by some of the best-known modern artists including Bridget Riley, David Hockney and Francis Bacon. Entry is FREE.


Head to the Cornerhouse where you will find a host of restaurants and bars, including Red Hot World Buffet. Or if you prefer fine dining, book a table at Hart's or World Service.


Have a laugh at one of the city's comedy clubs, Just the Tonic or The Glee Club.


Stroll around the compact city and stop for a drink at one of the many late bars.

Want to explore a little further afield?

A scenic morning out

Start your day in one of Nottinghamshire’s market towns – Retford, Southwell, Mansfield or Newark – and stock up on delicious local produce so you can enjoy a picnic lunch.

Then venture out to visit one of Nottinghamshire’s great attractions which include Sherwood Forest, Rufford AbbeyClumber Park, Creswell Crags and Newstead Abbey.

A fun packed afternoon

Nottinghamshire is a great place to enjoy great outdoor activities with cycling at Sherwood Pines, white water rafting at the National Water Sports Centre or archery at either the Adrenalin Jungle. You can also explore Sherwood Forest by swinging through the trees at Go Ape!

Or alternatively, a relaxing afternoon

For a relaxing afternoon, why not visit one of the county's arts and crafts centres? At Thoresby Courtyard you can buy beautiful pieces created by artists, while Patchings Arts Centre hosts monthly exhibitions. It also has a restaurant and a shop where you can buy art materials. The beautiful Welbeck Estate in the north of Nottinghamshire also makes the ideal place to spend a day. Stroll around the grounds, call at the Harley Gallery and treat yourself to some fine local produce at the Welbeck Farm Shop.



Special offers

  1. Dinosaurs of China exhibition

    Dinosaurs of China exhibition

    Take advantage of a wide range of special offers as you explore this unique dinosaur exhibition at Wollaton Hall.

    Please note that all offers are valid throughout the duration of the exhibition (from 1st July till 29th October 2017) unless otherwise stated in individual terms and conditions.  

    Click here for the printable pdf version of our special offers

    Click the image for a downloadable, printable pdf, or browse the offers below.

    From: Thursday, 27th April 2017

    To: Sunday, 29th October 2017


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