• 18_4_17_blog_post_image_template-01 Posted on 28 April 2017

    Q&A – Nottingham: A Tale of Two Cities Tour

    Guided tours offer an unbeatable way to get the most out of a trip to Nottingham, giving you a couple of hours in the company of dedicated guides, who are passionate about sharing their incredible local knowledge and insight into the city’s fascinating history and tales.

    We’re lucky to have a number of amazing tour guides here in Nottingham, and special mention must go to Ezekial Bone’s Robin Hood Town Tour, which you may have spotted in the Guardian this week. You can view information about all of Nottingham’s tour guides here.

    There’s always room for more however, and we’re delighted to welcome a brand new entertaining and informative guided walk, which promises to provide a different way of seeing

  • North Notts Posted on 27 April 2017

    Enchanting Escapes in Robin Hood Country

    While the city offers its diverse culture of shopping, night life and international cuisine, sometimes what we really want from a weekend away is to escape the hustle and bustle and retreat into a calmer, slower way of life. Nottinghamshire has a great balance between urban cool and country charm, with the north of the county full of rolling hills, legendary forests and great activities.

    R O B I N  H O O D  C O U N T R Y

    We all know the story of Robin Hood and his exploits, but what of the ancient sprawl of mighty oaks that make up Sherwood Forest?

    Before the Ice Age the area

  • ttd Posted on 24 April 2017

    Things to do this May bank holiday weekend : 28th April – 1st May

    Another long weekend looms on the horizon and Nottingham is set to be buzzing with excellent events and that breezy bank holiday spirit this weekend. Our favourites give you some sweet escapism, with craft-athons, cosplay and the chance to travel through time to the civil war, the industrial revolution, or WWII.

    Have a look at our top picks below or browse our What’s On page for more ideas of where to get out and about this weekend. If you want to connect online get in touch via Twitter, or connect on Facebook and Instagram to share what you’re up to in Nottingham!

     


    BBC RADIO NOTTINGHAM’S BIG DAY OUT

    Whether

  • Tiffin Collage Posted on 21 April 2017

    A Top Cuppa Tea in Notts

    It’s a classic British tradition, an acceptable addiction, a pick-me-up, calm-me-down moment of tranquillity in the day. A builder’s, a brew, or as we like to say in Nottingham, a good old mash. Being a most integral factor in one’s day, we thought we’d share some of our tip top tea spots throughout the county. But before we go on, we suggest you pour yourself a pot and pair with some digestives before the mad cravings take hold.

    L E E   R O S Y ‘ S   T E A

    A late night café is a dream for anyone wishing to spend

  • 18_4_17_blog_post_image_template-01 Posted on 20 April 2017

    Tapas at Bar Iberico Nottingham Review

    After a busy bank holiday weekend, my girlfriend and I arrived back in Nottingham and, having taken a brief break from eating chocolate, decided to venture out into the city centre to find some food.

    I’d heard a lot of very good things about Iberico World Service restaurant, which is located at the newly re-opened National Justice Musuem, but I’ve never managed to visit it myself. So I was excited to try out their new bar/restaurant.

    Located on one of the main streets in bustling Hockley, step through the doors and you’re instantly transported into a trendy Spanish tavern.

    Restaurant style tables are spread around the bar, but you can also grab a stool at

  • Untitled-2-01 Posted on 18 April 2017

    World Heritage Day in Robin Hood Country

    It’s #WorldHeritageDay, which gives us an excellent excuse to celebrate some of the wonderful history and heritage that you can explore right across Nottinghamshire.

    The spirit of Robin Hood is never very far away here, and is undoubtedly one of the county’s main attractions. During your visit, follow in his footsteps and explore Sherwood Forest and Visitor Centre.

    The forest is a 450-acre country park and nature reserve and many of its trees are over 500 years old. You can take a walk along one of the way-marked paths and leafy glades to see the mighty tree, the Major Oak; where the legend of Robin Hood and his merry men comes to life.

  • brewery tour nottingham castle rock Posted on 18 April 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend : 21st – 23rd April

    Hopefully you are all thoroughly relaxed and rested after the Easter Bank Holiday and raring to have more fun over the coming weekend. We’ve got Record Store Day, Nottingham Poetry Festival, stage shows and exhibitions all happening so get planning your weekend!

    Don’t forget to check out our What’s On Guide and for some final Easter activities go to our Easter Listings, or if you’re feeling chatty get in touch via Twitter, or connect on Facebook and Instagram to share what you’re up to in Nottingham!

    The Medieval World In Colour

    Lakeside Arts Centre
    Sat 01 Apr – Sun 18 Jun

    We often think of the medieval art as quite grim. Endless tapestries

  • griddle and shake Posted on 14 April 2017

    An interview with Ed Halls – founder of Griddle & Shake Nottingham

    We sat down with Ed Halls – the founder of Griddle & Shake – to find out what inspired him to establish the restaurant in Nottingham, and to learn about its philosophy, future plans and much more.

    What inspired you to establish Griddle & Shake?

    I was inspired to start Griddle & Shake after deciding to pursue my passion for high-quality burgers. I sought to improve and revolutionise the ‘better burger’ market and its standards, and with my extensive experience from working as a chef, I was confident I had the skills to do this.

    Why did you choose to open the restaurant in Nottingham?

    I chose to open Griddle & Shake in Nottingham because

  • 200 degrees coffee shop nottingham Posted on 13 April 2017

    A great cup of coffee in Nottingham(shire)

    To celebrate UK coffee week we’ve rounded up some of our favourite coffee drinking destinations in Nottingham and the Shire. So, raise your cup and let’s get started.

    —–UK coffee week – 10th – 16th April—–

    HARTLEYS

    At this independent family run business you can treat yourself to a selection of beverages. We recommend you try a skinny cappuccino with a choice of chocolate sprinkled on top for just £2.50. You can sit down at one of the tables (inside or outside) and have your brew or if you’re in a hurry you can take it away. And if you find yourself stray to Hartleys more than once a week we recommend you

  • POW Posted on 10 April 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend : 14th – 16th April

    Ah the Easter bank holiday – the first point in the year when people across the country can breath a sigh of relief, look forward to a long weekend full of spring energy and plan some relaxing fun. There’s as much as ever happening in Nottingham! Cruises, castles, computer games are just a few of the things on offer, but there’s lots more. Don’t forget to check out our What’s On Guide and Easter Listings for other ideas, and if you’re feeling chatty get in touch via Twitter, or connect on Facebook and Instagram to share what you’re up to in Nottingham!



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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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    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!

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As we prepare ourselves for Halloween and the dark months ahead, there is a great variety of events throughout Nottinghamshire that we guarantee will get you in the spirit. Discover the dark side of the city on a spooky tour, explore museums at night, or get stuck into some atmospheric storytelling. However you like to spend your…