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A Charming City Pub Steeped in History: The Bell Inn

We all know Nottingham is home to some of the oldest attractions in the UK, enticing visitors from across the globe. But The Bell Inn, located in the heart of…

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Taking a peek behind the scenes at Rufford Tourist Information Centre

Open around the year, the team at Rufford Tourist Information Centre, run by Newark and Sherwood District Council, deal with a host of visitor enquiries, from where to find the…

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Things to do this weekend, 10th – 12th July 2015

We've picked out our weekly dose of top events for you again and as ever there's a fantastic lineup ahead as we look forward to another packed weekend in Nottinghamshire.…

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Four Hollywood studios plan new Robin Hood films

It's the news legions of Robin Hood fans around the world have been waiting for . . . no less than four major Hollywood studios have announced that they are planning…...

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    Dress to thrill at the National Civil War Centre

    Despite being surrounded by hi-tech interactive displays, spectacular cinema action and scores of precious relics, one of the most popular attractions at the National Civil War Centre, Newark, has been ….. Dressing up!

    When museum chiefs ordered clothing and replica armour for people to try on in the costume corner they made sure there were as many adult sizes as kids. Dressing up is a great way to get into character and proves people never really want to grow up.

    Metal armour, including breastplates and helmets, were made over a red hot forge by one of the UK’s top metal craftsmen, Adam Blockley. More elegant textile clothing, including dresses and waistcoats, have

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    Things to do this weekend, 3rd – 5th July 2015

    So we’re now kicking off July and with this week’s heatwave, the weather is set fair for a promising start of the month as the summer roars on. Fortunately, there’s lots to see and do while the weather is glorious around Nottingham and Nottinghamshire so it really is a pity to waste the chance to get outdoors and explore somewhere new. Read on for this week’s top five picks for things to do and make sure you’re following us on Twitter and Facebook for even more ideas and inspiration!

     

    The Grand Tour at Various Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Venues

    Art lovers are invited to enjoy the art and cultural riches of local

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    The Emett Clock returns to the intu Victoria Centre

    Last week saw the highly anticipated return of the Emett Clock to Nottingham’s intu Victoria Centre. Today we’re fortunate enough to be able to share the experiences of Pete Dexter; the man behind the clocks restoration and eventual return to Nottingham. Here’s his experience on working on one of the most iconic and unique time pieces ever made.

    I’m Pete Dexter, Nottingham-born retired engineer. In November 2011, I took my two-year-old grand-daughter Emma Jaggers to see the water clock in the Victoria Centre.  It always had a special appeal for children, who love to toss coins in and make a wish. Alas, we were disappointed; whilst the clock faces were

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It goes without saying that England is a sporting nation and VisitEngland is on a quest to find the country’s capital of sport. We want your help in getting Nottinghamshire crowned England’s Home of Sport, here’s how you can get involved: Upload a photo of your favourite sporting hotspot, event or sports person inNottinghamshire to…

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Fun and Games at the National Videogame Arcade

I’m the first to admit that my knowledge of gaming is limited to playing the BBC game Chuckie Egg and good old Pacman in the ‘80s as a child and more recently playing games on the Playstation (very badly) with my two boys. So I was a little worried that our recent visit to the…