• langar-01 Posted on 21 April 2016

    Gorgeous Garden Stays in Nottinghamshire

    Nottingham’s littered with beautiful places to stay, so we thought – as it’s the Year of the English Garden after all – we’d round up some of our favourite places to stay with beautiful gardens. So treat yourself to an overnight visit, and you can be waking up to the smell of blooming flowers, and enjoying some of Nottinghamshire’s prettiest, most picturesque accommodation options in no time.

    Langar Hall – This just happens to be Sir Paul Smith’s favourite place to stay. The charming hotel is a haven of tranquillity, and you’ll love breathing in the fresh air, while staying far away from the stresses of city life.

    Langar Hall is a genuine

  • thin gs to do st george-01 Posted on 18 April 2016

    Top 5 Things to do This Weekend – 22nd – 24th of April

    Choosing just five picks for our Top-5 things to do blog was even tougher than usual this week, because there’s simply so much going on in Nottinghamshire! Whether it’s strutting the catwalk, watching a tense Champions Cup Semi Final, or celebrating England’s Patron Saint, there truly is a feast of fun to enjoy. Here’s our top 5, but you can see plenty more of what’s going on here.

    1. St George’s Day

    All sorts of family fun is taking place in Nottingham this Saturday, as the St George’s Day celebrations get into full swing. Wave your flags, and get out and celebrate at Old Market Square.

    FREE fun day and celebration

  • Untitled-1-01 Posted on 12 April 2016

    The Secret Gardens of Nottinghamshire

    Not only is this week National Gardening Week, it’s also VisitEngland’s Year of the English Garden. So what better time for us to get digging, and reveal some of the best hidden gardens in Nottinghamshire, which you may have missed?

    Bromley House Library                     

    While exploring a city like Nottingham, it’s always wise to look up now and again. Do so on one of the city’s busiest streets, and you’ll spot the aged timberwork of one of the city’s best kept secrets – Bromley House Library. This charming subscription library turned 200 this month, and it contains a treasure-trove of dusty volumes, which date right back to the 16th century. Read a BBC article on the library here.

    This secret library

  • swim-01 Posted on 11 April 2016

    Top 5 Things to do This Weekend – 15th – 17th of April

    Venues across the county will be throwing their doors open for free this Sunday, as BBC Radio Nottingham’s Big Day Out arrives for 2016 – but that’s certainly not the only thing that’s happening in Nottinghamshire this weekend. We’ve plenty more for you to sink your teeth into, so check out our Top 5 below, or view the full list of what’s on here. Stay in touch by following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and enjoy your weekend!

    1. BBC Radio Nottingham’s Big Day Out

    Make sure you rest up ahead of a BIG day out this Sunday courtesy of BBC Radio Nottingham. Heritage attractions across Nottinghamshire – including the National

  • Banner Template-01 Posted on 04 April 2016

    Top 5 Things to Do This Weekend – 8th – 10th of April

    Mini golf that packs a political punch, TV stars in acclaimed theatre productions, and Robin Hood roaming the streets once more – it must be another weekend in Nottinghamshire! Once again, there’s all sorts to see and do across the county, so don’t be shy and head out to get involved. See full listings for the weekend here, and be sure to keep in touch with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with all that’s going on in our fair county!

    1. Toast at the Theatre Royal

    Mixing humour with tense drama, this show – featuring Matthew Kelly – has been cooking up a

  • 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

  • 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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  • 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

  • Ccn8eysW4AArlby Posted on 04 March 2016

    Disabled Access Day Comes to Nottingham

    Many of us take it for granted that we can enter the places we want to, visit the attractions we enjoy, and generally not have to worry about our trips out and about exploring everything that’s there to see and do in our leisure time.

    For people with access needs, however, it can be a real struggle to find the information that is desperately needed to enjoy a problem free day out and holiday.

    Here in Nottinghamshire, we work closely with the national tourism body, VisitEngland, as well as local venues, attractions and accommodation providers, to ensure that we are able to provide as much detailed information for those with access needs as

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