• Sherwood Pines Cycling MED Posted on 30 August 2017

    OVO Energy Tour of Britain Stage 4: Things to Do in North Nottinghamshire

    North Nottinghamshire is a beautiful part of the county with expansive countryside waiting to be explored, an array of interesting and exciting attractions to visit and excellent cycle routes popular with every level of cyclist. For ideas on where to stop off for food and drink, please read part one of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain blog here.

    Cycle Routes

    Clumber Park Cycle Route, Worksop

    Clumber Park is a National Trust Property with an expansive parkland, farmland and woodland covering over 3800 acres. It was once the seat of the Duke of Newcastle, and now offers colourful scenery throughout the year, thanks to the wide variety of types of trees and its

  • ghost walk Posted on 29 August 2017

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

    September may be looming but the summer is not over yet! There are still lots of great events happening in Nottingham as the autumn gradually greets us. In the last week of the summer holidays there are still some events for families and children happening, and don’t forget to catch the Dinosaurs of China at Wollaton Hall before it closes in October! Now, here’s our favourite events coming up this weekend…

    Outdoor Theatre

    Wollaton Hall & Nottingham Castle
    Friday 1st September

    Picnics at the ready! It’s the final curtain for the splendid outdoor theatre season which has been gracing Nottingham over the past

  • SAM_1233 Posted on 29 August 2017

    OVO Energy Tour of Britain Stage 4: Places to Eat & Drink in North Nottinghamshire

    North Nottinghamshire offers an array of delightful eateries, whether you are looking for an atmospheric dinner, a coffee break or even a sweet treat, the county makes sure you won’t go without whilst visiting for this exciting race. For ideas on things to do and places to visit, please read part two of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain blog here.

    Cafes & Restaurants

    Ollerton Watermill & Teashop, Newark

    A recently restored watermill that houses a Visitor Centre and Teashop, situated on the edge of Sherwood Forest. Dating back to 1713 and being the only working watermill in Nottinghamshire, this treasure offers the perfect tea and cake stop, combined with a piece of Nottinghamshire heritage. Read

  • Nottingham We Dig The Castle Posted on 23 August 2017

    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 of all ages and backgrounds to get involved, discover more about the Castle’s history and the process of archaeology itself. Trainees take part in excavation, cleaning and recording in the trench, sieving, finds washing and processing, work on environmental samples, surveying, walking tours, workshops and tutorials.

    It had been just over

  • Creswell Crags Refugium Posted on 21 August 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 25th – 28th August

    August is drawing to a close but the bank holiday still awaits, bringing with it more awesome events and things to do in Nottinghamshire! If you’re looking for ways to keep the kids entertained throughout the summer holidays, never fear! We have rustled up a handy guide for ideas. Finally, don’t forget to have a look at our What’s On page for more events, browse our website for inspiration, and visit our TwitterFacebook or Instagram to share what you’ve been up to in Nottinghamshire!

    Here’s our top five events happening this weekend…

    Southwell Music Festival 2017
    Credit: Nick Rutter

    Various venues, Southwell
    Thursday 24 – Bank Holiday Monday 28 August 2017

  • hart's nottingham Posted on 18 August 2017

    Celebrate National Photography Day in Nottingham

    Saturday 19th August sees the return of a celebration for all those selfie lovers out there – the National Photography Day – and we couldn’t miss this great opportunity to share some of our favourite snaps taken around Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and posted on Instagram using #lovenotts.

    Without further ado, here is our top 5 photos taken by lovely people of Instagram.

    1. Nottingham’s Lace Market is rich not only in history, quirky shops and cafes, but also in urban art. This photo shows a great example of Lace Market’s street art displayed on the building where Nottingham College and a host of new media and PR companies are based. A collective or artists from

  • triathlon-01 Posted on 16 August 2017

    Unmissable Sporting Events Coming Soon!

    From the Aegon Open Nottingham, to Test Match cricket at Trent Bridge, we’ve already enjoyed some stirring sporting action in Nottinghamshire this summer. The football has returned, the T-20 cricket is a blast, and The Panthers are back prowling the ice.

    What’s more, the 2017 action is just hotting up, and we’ve got a whole heap of great events on their way over the coming weeks. So whether you want to dive into the action, or roar on some of the UK’s finest Olympians from a safe distance, take a look at some of the sporting highlights you can get involved with here in our beautiful county of Nottinghamshire.
    Mixed Relay Cup –

  • ttd collage Posted on 15 August 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 18th – 20th August

    Now that the weather has perked up Nottingham can get back into the summer spirit, and there are certainly a fabulous array of events to get everyone in the mood. Festival fever takes over with Gloworm and Nottingham Carnival, while the outdoor film and cinema season continues at Clumber Park and Hardwick Hall.

    Don’t forget to check out our What’s On page for more events, browse our website for inspiration, and visit our TwitterFacebook or Instagram to share what you’ve been up to in Nottinghamshire!

    Here’s our top five events happening this weekend…
    Nottingham Carnival Weekend


    Victoria Embankment
    Sunday 20th August 12pm-8pm

    The

  • Naturescape Posted on 10 August 2017

    Explore | Stay | Eat | Play | South Nottinghamshire (Part Two)

    Following on from last week’s blog on where to eat and stay in South Nottinghamshire, we present part two – profiling more of the area’s great independent businesses. This week we bring you the best places to pick up delicious local produce (perfect for picnickers and those in self-catering accommodation) and some great alternative days out.

    S H O P

    Harker’s Farm Shop (Clipston-on-the-Wolds near Keyworth)

    A finalist in the prestigious FARMA Awards (Farmers’ Retail & Markets Association), Harker’s is a gem of local produce in the Nottinghamshire countryside, selling lots of delicious produce including meat, vegetables, delicious sauces, fresh bread, fish, local honey, jams, chutneys, free

  • Robin Hood Posted on 09 August 2017

    Get The Best From a Guided Tour With Bryn of Hello Notts

    This is a guest blog by Bryn Tomlin, an Official Tour Guide of Nottingham on behalf of ‘Hello Notts Tours’. Bryn runs regular Saturday Tours that include Nottingham Heroes and Nottingham Highlights, more details of these tours are available here. He is also available for exclusive private tours by contacting him via email at hellonotts@outlook.com

    Bryn of Hello Notts Guided Tours

    Here he gives his 7 ways to get the best from a guided tour:

    It’s said that the greatest job in the world is the one that you can’t wait to start in the morning – it might sound crazy to some, but for

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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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