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Win big and live it up like an #Outlaw in Nottingham this Christmas!

Robin Hood – noble outlaw, altruistic rebel, man of the people... Cheese riots, luddite frame breakers, rebel writers, civil-war-mongerers – Nottinghamshire has been home to outlaws since its early days.…



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Farmyard Frolics with Harker’s Farm Shop

As a mum to a toddler I’m always on the lookout for things to do with my little one and something that will keep not only her entertained but me…



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Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 8th – 10th December

As the temperature drops it seems our festive spirits get higher, so with the arrival of December we are now fully in the mood for spectacular seasonal soirees and cheery…



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Favourite Spooky Spots in Nottinghamshire

Back in 2012 we asked a few specialists of the odd and extraordinary, what were their weirdest encounters and where we might find the strangest and scariest places in Nottinghamshire.…...



  • dukki Posted on 01 December 2017

    Guest Blog: Dukki’s Christmas Ideas

    Ayup! Heidi here from Dukki – That likkle shop on St James’s Street, that sells regional dialect rammel!

    The luvleh folk at Visit Notts, have asked me to do a guest blog (bleddeh ‘ell!) So I thought I’d start off by telling you boggers a bit abaht Dukki. (Ps. I’m not spellin’ things wrong, it’s how we talk raahnd ere, me duck!)

    Dukki was founded by myself and Ian Jones in 2014. Ian is an illustrator, and I’m a graphic designer, so we’ve combined our skills to produce all the gifts that we sell. We met on a blind date, and six months later opened a

  • whatson Posted on 28 November 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 1st – 3rd December

    Once we’re in December it’s safe to say it’s all engines go on Christmas events, but there’s a variety of ways in which you can celebrate. If you’re out in the city gathering gifts, check out Small Business Saturday for a more unique Christmas shopping experience, but if you prefer to get away from it all, we’ve got you covered with lots of lovely places to visit and find your festive spirit.

    Nothing tickled your fancy just yet? There are even more events to discover on our What’s On page! Don’t forget, if you are out having a great time in Nottinghamshire, you can use #lovenotts to share the love and connect with

  • Christmas Baking at School of Artisan Food Posted on 22 November 2017

    Nottinghamshire Christmas Highlights 2018 – Part One

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year…

    And you’re sure to find something of interest in Nottinghamshire over the festive season, whether for a family, travelling solo, if you’re a foodie or just to find the perfect present.

    You can take a look at everything that’s taking place in the What’s On section but we’ve cherry-picked a few highlights below and in a second blog to come. (PS – I’ve deliberately not included the Winter Wonderland as we all know about that!)

    Christmas at Nottingham Castle | From 2 December

    Visit the Christmas shop in the gatehouse of Nottingham Castle and

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We Dig The Castle: Unearthing Nottingham’s Archaeological Secrets Part Two

This blog is the second instalment of a two part blog. To read part one click here. Back in July I visited Nottingham Castle to find out more about the annual archaeological excavation ‘We Dig The Castle’. A partnership project between Trent & Peak Archaeology, Nottingham City Council and Historic England, this excellent scheme invites volunteers…

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  • Sarah Louise

    A very lucky marketeer in her dream job. Passionate about all things Nottinghamshire and firmly believes if you work really hard and are kind, amazing things will happen!

  • Kinga

    Addicted to music and learning languages. Loves reading, gardening, travelling and everything new media related.

  • Alistair

    Originally from Preston – but now calling Nottingham home – Alistair’s a St Helens rugby league fan who loves travel and music.

  • Natalie

    Proud to represent the county I grew up in. Travel loving devoted mum of two who carries a torch for the city’s unsung hero, Captain Albert Ball VC.

  • Sophie

    Writer and amateur local historian with an affection for English eccentrics. Returned to Nottingham in 2013, only to fall in love with the creative and cultural goings of the city.

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Speak In Nottingham To Me – A Beginner’s Guide To Nottingham’s Dialect

Language is certainly one of our best creations. Without it, it would be difficult for us to coexist, establish communities and share feelings. Language makes it all easier and helps us work together and understand one another. Throughout history people always felt the need to find one universal language for all. Several attempts were made to popularise different languages…