• Bramley Apple Tree - High Res Posted on 28 August 2015

    Bramley Apples Hand Picked for Special Protection by EC

    A splash of cream, a crumbly crust and – of course – those all-important chunks of tangy Bramley Apple. We all know and love the comfort of a slice of warm apple pie, and the Bramley Apple is world famous for the unique fluffy texture it takes on when cooked until caramel brown.

    In Nottinghamshire, we’ve long been proud of our world-envied apples, which we’ve been generously stuffing into steaming pies for generations. Now, finally, the humble Bramley Apple is getting the recognition, and protection, it deserves.

    Joining illustrious regional specialities like the Cornish Pasty, Mozzarella Cheese and Parma Ham, Bramley Apple Pie filling’s place on the world map of culinary treasures has

  • Bills blog main image Posted on 27 August 2015

    Hearty food in rustic surroundings at Bill’s, Nottingham

    Myself, my partner and my family recently ventured into Nottingham on a Saturday night to catch a show at the Capital FM Arena, and to enjoy a delicious meal as a four – something we need no excuse to do!

    The restaurant of choice for our meal was one I still hadn’t tried, despite many promises to myself to go since its launch in Nottingham last year. Most of my friends and family have tried it several times – all with rave reviews, so I’ve felt like I’d been missing out on an experience for a while. Bill’s Restaurant, located on Queen Street, just off the Market Square, is an established chain

  • October_FEST_Banner_Image1 NCC-01 Posted on 26 August 2015

    Win a festival break in Nottingham this October

    We’re inviting you to join us for festival fever in Nottingham this October in the city that has it all. Nottingham City Council have teamed up with us to offer you the chance to win one of two exclusive Nottinghamshire breaks. Enter below and you could win either a music themed trip for two to the Hockley Hustle or a VIP family stay at the Robin Hood Pageant. Keep reading for details on each prize as well as information on how to enter.


    Prize 1 – A Hockley Hustle break for two on Sunday 11th October 2015:
    • Two tickets to the Hockley Hustle, Nottingham’s largest multi-venue

  • IMG_1643 Posted on 26 August 2015

    Monkey Business at Go Ape!

    The night before we were due to go to Go Ape our house was a wash of excitement, you’d be hard pushed however to see just who was more excited – the two, usually responsible ‘thirty something’s’ or the nine year old of the family!

    The zip wires through the heart of Sherwood Pines

    Go Ape Tree Top Junior Adventure, set amidst the stunning backdrop of Sherwood Pines forestry commission in Nottinghamshire, is specially designed for the little monkeys but if you are expecting a tame version of the adult course then think again!

    We arrived bright and early and were harnessed up ahead of a climb up the wooden

  • Framework Knitters Museum blog lead image Posted on 24 August 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 28th – 31st August 2015

    It’s a bumper bank holiday weekend this week so that’s an extra day to get out and about and enjoy all that is great about Nottinghamshire. Keep reading for our top 5 events for this week and join in the conversation and updates on our Twitter and Facebook pages, using the hashtag #lovenotts.


    Southwell Music Festival at Various Venues in Southwell

    Marcus Farnsworth rehearsing Haydn’s Creation

    Southwell comes alive this weekend as the annual Southwell Music Festival delivers five days of classical music from the 27th – 31st August. Festival performances are centred around Southwell Minster and the state chamber of the neighboring Archbishops’s Palace.

    Southwell is

  • IMG_2271-web Posted on 21 August 2015

    Love Local Navigation Brewery

    Today we chat to the head brewer at the Navigation Brewery, Dom Flynn. We ask him about his time at the brewery, how he came to work with beer and the range of beers Navigation Brewery produce – including finding out what his favourite tipples are!

    How long have you been head brewer at Navigation Brewery?

    I came on board with Navigation Brewery right back at the beginning, when the building itself was still a stable block and have been with the brewery since, building it up into what it is today. When you look at how far we’ve come in just 3 and a half years, its amazing really and its been

  • Partner button nominate Posted on 20 August 2015

    Time’s Running Out to Help us Crown Nottingham England’s Home of Sport

    In Nottingham, we’re lucky enough to live in one of the most active, diverse and historic sporting cities in the UK. Over the last few weeks, we’ve been on a mission to share all that’s great about sport in Nottingham with the world – as we compete for the crown of ‘England’s Home of Sport’.

    VisitEngland are looking for the nation’s premier sport’s-mad destination – all you have to do is Tweet or Instagram a sporting snap with the hash tags #Nottingham and #HomeofSport. Your photos may even be included on the VisitEngland Home of Sport website.

    The competition’s really heated up over the last few weeks, as the Nottinghamshire public have gotten behind our campaign and uploaded dozens

  • 99 Posted on 19 August 2015

    The Conspiracy Season at Nottingham Playhouse

    This blog is not only for my fellow theatre buffs who are on the lookout for a new play to watch, if you’re one of them – you’re welcome, but it’s also for those of you who enjoy a good play once in a while when you’re in the right mood.

    Nottingham Playhouse won’t disappoint you this autumn with a new Conspiracy Season consisting of four strong titles that will make you hold on to your chair.

    Conspiracy Season starts in September with a celebrated production – 1984. This highly anticipated play returns to the stage of Nottingham Playhouse after its success two years ago. In fact, the Playhouse co-produced this play with

  • Lakeside Boating lake Posted on 17 August 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 21st – 23rd August 2015

    As soon as one weekend finishes, we’re always looking ahead to the next one with eager anticipation. Nottinghamshire has been blessed with a fantastic summer of events and things to do and luckily the summer still has a long way to go. To discover more of the counties hidden gems as well as ideas and inspiration for your family this weekend, follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

    Newark International Antiques & Collectors Fair at Newark Showground

    A staple event for Newark and Nottinghamshire and one that has appeared on many antique shows on television, the Newark International Antiques and Collectors Fair returns from the 20th – 21st

  • Fasionably Late Posted on 14 August 2015

    Fashionably Late at East Midlands Designer Outlet

    Head to East Midlands Designer Outlet for fashionably late shopping this month, with late night events taking place tonight and on Friday 21 and 28 August.

    With entertainment from the whole family and extra savings on your favourite brands, the Fashionably Late event is the perfect Friday night out come rain or shine. Located just a few minutes from Junction 28 of the M1, East Midlands Designer Outlet offers free parking and is within easy reach of Nottinghamshire attractions and hotels.

    Enjoy children’s rides, giant family games, free face painting, a treasure hunt and brilliant live music adding to the party atmosphere.

    On Friday 28 August kick-off your bank holiday weekend with an extra special

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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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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 Christmas celebrations. There’s a great array of events on our What’s On calendar, so don’t forget to have a gander, but read on to check out our…