Attractions

Castle in Nottingham

Nottingham Castle

Nottingham's castle crowns a sandstone outcrop worm-holed with caves and tunnels. Founded by William the Conqueror, the original castle was held by a succession of English kings before falling in the English Civil W…
Historic Building in Nottingham

Wollaton Hall

Built in 1588 for coal mogul Sir Francis Willoughby by avant-garde architect Robert Smythson, Wollaton Hall sits within 200 hectares of grounds roamed by fallow and red deer. There's a natural-history museum; 45-min…
Museum in Nottingham

Museum of Nottingham Life at Brewhouse Yard

The underground passageway Mortimer's Hole, at Nottingham Castle, emerges at Brewhouse Yard, where five atmospheric 17th-century cottages house the Museum of Nottingham Life at Brewhouse Yard. Like the castle, the p…
Monument in Nottingham

Statue of Robin Hood

Taking aim at the castle gates with his bow and arrow from Nottingham Castle's former moat, this 1952-unveiled bronze statue of Nottingham's famous outlaw is the work of James Woodford. Standing 7ft high, it weighs …
Museum in Nottingham

National Justice Museum

In the grand Georgian Shire Hall, the National Justice Museum offers a ghoulish stroll through centuries of British justice, including medieval trials by fire and water. Costumed characters representing historical f…
Cave in Nottingham

City of Caves

Over the centuries, the sandstone underneath Nottingham has been carved into a honeycomb of caverns and passageways. Tours lead you from the top level of the Broadmarsh shopping centre through a WWII air-raid shelte…
Church in Nottingham

St Mary's Church

The most atmospheric time to visit this beautiful stone church with a history stretching back to Saxon times is during evensong (6.15pm Wednesday during term time, 6.30pm Sunday year-round). It's mentioned in the 14…
Gallery in Nottingham

Nottingham Contemporary

Behind its lace-patterned concrete facade, Nottingham Contemporary holds edgy, design-driven exhibitions of paintings, prints, photography and sculpture.