About Nottingham

Nottingham is located in the East Midlands in the heart of England. In addition to its impressive history and famous legends, Nottingham is a culturally diverse and vibrant city.  Visitors will find there is a huge amount to do and see in and around Nottingham: history, culture, art, country parks, sport, shopping and dining.  Participants can take advantage of Nottingham's free 'Centrelink' bus to get around the city centre. 

Excursions

Historical Areas

1. Wollaton Hall and Deer Park

This picturesque area sits just across from University Park Campus. Deer roam freely in the extensive grounds where you will find rolling pastures, woodland and a pretty lake. Film buffs will recognise the distinctive architecture of the Hall from The Dark Knight Rises, which was filmed here.  

2. Newstead Abbey

The former home of the famous poet Lord Byron, Newstead Abbey features stunning medieval cloisters set in 300 acres of parkland with lakes, waterfalls and impressive gardens.

3. Nottingham Castle

The castle offers attractive grounds and a fantastic view across the city. Inside the castle you’ll find a huge collection of art and historical artifacts.

Arts

There are a variety of art galleries in Nottingham. These include:

1. Nottingham Contemporary

At the forefront of Nottingham's thriving art scene, the Nottingham Contemporary is one of the largest contemporary arts centres in the UK.

2. New Art Exchange

Nottingham's fist dedicated cultural facility for African, African Caribbean and South Asian contemporary art.

3. The Djanogly Art Gallery

Located at Lakeside Arts Centre on University Park Campus. Exhibitions range from major historical shows to contemporary installations.

Cinema

Nottingham has many cinemas offering a wide variety of film genres and environments to watch them in:

1. The Broadway Media Centre offers independent and world-cinema and boasts an auditorium designed by Nottingham's very own Paul Smith

2. Cineworld and Showcase are Nottingham's two multiplex cinemas

3. The independent Savoy Cinema, situated in Lenton, is very popular with the student population

Shopping

Nottingham has been listed within the UK's top 10 shopping destinations according to a 2010 retail survey.  The city centre is home to a wide arrange of high-street shops and department stores, while the Victoria Centre and Broadmarsh Centre offer indoor shopping.

 

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