Nottingham town guide
Nottingham is a vibrant city full of attractions and with a reputation for the prettiest girls in England.
Nottingham Castle dominates the city from its position atop a natural eminence. Below the Castle is the "Trip to Jerusalem" reputed to be the oldest Public House in England, a fascinating hostelry that is partly built into the rock on which the castle stands.
Nottingham Playhouse offers splendid entertainment for the visitor in the evening, as do the many excellent restaurants and pubs in the city. During term time some of these can be busy with students from Nottingham's two universities, Nottingham University and Nottingham Trent University.
For the visitor with a hire car the beautiful Peak District National Park is within an easy drive from Nottingham, as are the many other local attractions, including Robin Hood's famous Sherwood Forest. Slightly further away is Alton Towers, Britain's largest theme park.
Nottinghamshire is home to one of the largest coalfields in Britain. In turn, the life and culture associated with the industrial life of the county inspired the writings of D.H. Lawrence one of the great writers of the twentieth century.
Close to the Nottingham East Midlands Airport is Donington Park, a major international Grand Prix Circuit and home to the Donington Grand Prix Collection, the largest collection of Grand Prix cars in the World.