• Grand Tour banner-01-01 Posted on 31 March 2016

    Top 5 Things to Do This Weekend – 1st to 3rd of April

    Is it the weekend already? After a shortened week, thanks to the bank holidays, we hope you’re feeling fresh and ready to get out and explore Nottinghamshire! Once again, you can enjoy fabulous sport, entertainment and outdoor action at venues across the county, so make the most of the sunny spring weather and try something new! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to find out more about what’s on, and check out our website for full event listings.

    1. Embark on your own Grand Tour

    Some of history’s most famous faces made the quick and easy journey up to Nottingham from St Pancras International Station last week, causing quite

  • Notts Snooker 400x400 Posted on 31 March 2016

    Win a pair of tickets to an exclusive snooker evening with Stephen Hendry and Ken Doherty

     

    In an exclusive one off event snooker’s Stephen Hendry and Ken Doherty will come together on Thursday 14th April to battle it out at Nottingham’s ALEA Casino

    The ex-professional players will take to the gaming floor just two days before the launch of the Snooker World Cup Championships at the Crucible in Sheffield.

    To ensure their adrenaline is pumping before they tackle an exhibition match along with trick shots at the snooker table, they will be switching snooker balls for spinning balls at the roulette wheel.

    The pair, both known for their competitive streak, are set to provide not only an evening of sensational snooker along with an intimate Q&A session, but

  • 8 Posted on 29 March 2016

    The spooktacular Nottingham Ghost Walk

    On the second Saturday of March, our team were invited to take part in the famous Nottingham Ghost Walk – so we promptly assembled some brave souls and ventured out into the unknown. We turned up early at the starting point to find a group of people already waiting. The Ghost Walk is a really popular event, booking is not essential, so you can just turn up on the day and pay then. The only time it’s important to book, for obvious reasons, is on Halloween, when all of the damned souls descend to join the walk too.

    During our recent walk we visited, among others, St Nicholas’ Churchyard, to listen to the story of the restless soul who

  • Modest bed for a Duchess credit Andy Tryner Posted on 24 March 2016

    Hardwick’s Last Lady breathes new life into Hall

    Today our guest blog is from Nigel Wright, House & Collections Manager at Hardwick Hall, a stunning National Trust property on the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire border. Here, Nigel tells us about the experience of the new Last Lady of Hardwick exhibition. Duchess Evelyn Devonshire was the last of the Cavendish family to call Hardwick her home and now you can step into her life and experience Hardwick the way she lived it – and cared for it.

    The sound of the 1920s now drifts out from the small cinema introducing people to the story of Duchess Evelyn Devonshire, the last member of the Cavendish family to make Hardwick her home.  Born in 1870

  • egg Posted on 23 March 2016

    Things to do this Bank Holiday weekend, 25-28th March

    It’s Bank Holiday weekend and there is plenty of spring fever in the air with lots seasonal events taking place all over the county. Read about some of our top picks below – aside from eating as much chocolate as we can get our hands on.

    We’re put together a list of some our Easter highlights to give you some more festive ideas or you can take a look at our What’s On Guide, as well as TwitterFacebook and our new Instagram page for more inspiration for a great long weekend.

    Southwell Workhouse Easter Weekend

    Southwell’s Workhouse museum will be open during the Easter school holidays for some extra special

  • IMG_20160202_150728 Posted on 22 March 2016

    Taking a Tour of Trent Bridge

    Nottingham was recently named as VisitEngland’s Home of Sport, following a nationwide public vote, and Trent Bridge cricket stadium is undoubtedly one of the city’s sporting highlights. As a regular host of high quality, international sport – and one of cricket’s most storied venues, it’s an iconic gem in Nottinghamshire’s crown.

    Standing in West Bridgford, overlooking the tranquil river, Trent Bridge was the venue for a brutal assault from Nottinghamshire’s own Stuart Broad last summer, when his viscous bowling skittled the Australians for just 60 runs – helping to ensure that England won the Ashes at Trent Bridge for the first time in the world’s third oldest test venue’s history

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  • Screen Shot 2016-01-05 at 19.53.17 Posted on 18 March 2016

    WIN an evening at the 1966 World Cup 50th Anniversary Gala

    It was the most celebrated day in the history of English football, and it’s hard to imagine it’s been a staggering 50 years since England beat West Germany at Wembley to win the 1966 World Cup.

    Undoubtedly Sir Geoff Hurst’s hat-trick was the driving force that lead the Three Lions to an unprecedented win which saw England’s 4-2 win on home soil.

    The legendary centre-forward is still the only player EVER to score a hat trick in a World Cup final and was knighted in 1998 for services to the sport.

    It seems fitting, as England’s Home of Sport, that the 50th Anniversary Gala of
    England’s triumphant win is being held in Nottinghamshire

  • Grand Tour Posted on 17 March 2016

    Things to do this weekend, 18th – 20th March 2016

    Well, we’ve made it through the Winter, and this weekend Spring finally arrives! So celebrate by getting out and about, and making the most of everything Nottinghamshire has to offer! We’re sure you’ll find plenty to your liking in this handy guide, or on our What’s On pages. For more ideas and inspiration, get social with us on Twitter and Facebook.

    The Grand Tour

    Following a hugely successful first season in 2015, the Grand Tour returns for Season Two. The same four venues will be coming together once again, to offer visitors an engaging cultural journey across the East Midlands.

    Nottingham Contemporary and The Harley Gallery will be hosting special, free, exhibitions

  • dav Posted on 08 March 2016

    Enjoying a ‘Super Lunch’ at Jamie’s Italian

    Good old Jamie. Not content with happily bouncing around the kitchen on our televisions, producing fail-safe Christmas presents in the form of colourful cookery books, and saving our children from the perils of turkey twizzlers – he’s also put together a successful chain of quality Italian restaurants!

    I’d never been to a Jamie’s Italian before and, if I’m honest, I was a little unsure about what the experience was going to be like. I was half expecting the walls to be plastered with photographs of the cheeky chef, and for there to be a little too much focus on the celebrity side of things.

    So it was a great relief to walk inside and discover a subtle, tastefully decorated restaurant – with plenty

  • Ezekial Bone - Robin Hood Town Tour Posted on 07 March 2016

    Things to do this weekend, 11th – 13th March 2016

    It’s been a little chilly here in Nottingham over the last few weeks, but with winter almost at an end – and lots of exciting events on the horizon – there’s every reason to have a little spring in your step this week. We have another weekend of top events coming up, and whether it’s knock out anecdotes courtesy of Ricky Hatton, behind the scenes tours of grand venues like the Theatre Royal, or the chance to watch Ellie Goulding charm the Motorpoint Arena’s Audience – there will be something for everyone to enjoy. See full listings on our What’s On page, or follow us on Facebook and Twitter to

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More often than not the best things in life take a bit longer to discover, and it is certainly something to keep in mind when getting to know a city. While Nottingham is splendidly compact to get around, if you roam a little beyond the bustle of the main city streets you’ll find a true…

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Nottinghamshire Named One of the Top 7 Cities in the UK

Here in Nottinghamshire we know our slice of heaven in the heart of England is nothing short of spectacular, but we’re glad others are taking notice too. The travel experts at Canada’s leading online travel agency, Flight Network, recently released their blog post titled, “The 7 Absolute Best Cities in the UK”. Nottinghamshire was named one…