• 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

  • Wet Wet Wet Posted on 23 February 2016

    Things to do this weekend, 26th – 28th February 2016

    The sun is making a welcome reappearance this week in Nottinghamshire, and with signs that Spring might just be on the way, there are plenty of reasons to be cheerful! Despite the weather being decidedly drier than it has been in recent weeks, Wet Wet Wet will be bringing their classic hits to the Motorpoint Arena. Elsewhere, you can enjoy Last Night of the Proms at Newark, or learn how to brew the perfect coffee at 200 Degrees Coffee Shop in the heart of Nottingham. See full event listings on our What’s On page here, or head to our Facebook and Twitter pages for regular updates throughout the week.

    Basic Barista Class at 200 Degrees

  • D37MKK Ice skaters at the Christmas outdoor ice skating rink in the Old Market Square  Nottingham city centre England UK GB EU Europe Posted on 09 December 2015

    Christmas Shopping in Nottinghamshire

    It’s the time of year when that creeping sense of dread arrives, and the realisation dawns that it’s less than three weeks until Christmas day.

    Whether you’re sitting back safe in the knowledge that your Christmas shopping has been wrapped up nice and early, or are preparing to enjoy an annual panic as Christmas creeps up on you – there’s no need to fear. You can pick up some unique pressies and gifts from shops and attractions across Nottinghamshire!

    You might not realise it, but the Nottingham’s Tourism Centre is a fantastic place to grab some unique gifts and stocking fillers this Christmas, and is conveniently located in the city centre by Old

  • Capture Posted on 04 December 2015

    Shop Local on Small Business Saturday

    The shops are buzzing with people at this time of year, as Christmas looms on the horizon. It’s an especially important time of year for small, independent businesses, which are the backbone of the highstreet, and offer something a little different to the big name chains.

    They’re run by passionate local people, who love to make a difference to the community, and add their own unique flavour to the county.

    Whether it’s hand crafted trinkets, freshly roasted coffee, or tasty treats – we love our small businesses here in Nottinghamshire, and we’ll be joining in with the rest of the nation this Saturday (5th), when we celebrate Small Business Saturday.

    Even better, parking will be

  • 0 Posted on 23 November 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 27th – 29th November 2015

    The lights are on, and the Christmas tree in Old Market Square is standing proud, signalling the start of the festive season for us, here in Nottinghamshire. With Christmas lights switch-ons across the county, and a feast of special seasonal markets springing up, there’s no doubt that it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. If you’re feeling festive, you’ll love some of the great events on offer this week – don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to stay up to date with what’s on across the county.

    Garden of Fire at Clumber Park

    See the beautiful Kitchen Garden at Clumber Park in a whole new light,

  • CS4nRkKWwAACO-i Posted on 09 November 2015

    Bag I Believe in Miracles Merch at the Tourist Information Centre

    The story of Nottingham Forest’s incredible rise to the peak of world football is well known around the world, but a recent film – directed by Jonny Owen – has revived memories of the team’s thrilling achievements once more.

    I Believe in Miracles premièred with a star-studded screening at the City Ground, and has since been packing out cinemas across Nottingham – and all around the country. It tells the unlikely story of Brian Clough taking Forest from Division Two mediocrity, to back-to-back European Cup winners – in just five years.

    Featuring an infectious feel-good atmosphere, a nostalgic disco soundtrack, and previously unseen footage, the trip down memory lane has been described as

  • _WFP5044 Posted on 03 November 2015

    Unearth Nottingham’s Hidden History with New Cave App & Trail

    They’ve been used as shelter from falling bombs, housing extensions, and secret passageways over the years, now – for the first time ever – a new app gives you the chance to virtually explore Nottingham’s extraordinary man-made caves.

    Nottingham’s a city built on caves, and the carefully chiselled, sandstone excavations that sit below the city centre are filled with history and intrigue.

    For a long time, these caves have been hidden mysteries, sealed off from the public, and completely inaccessible.

    So it’s no surprise that there was a real sense of excitement in the air at Nottingham Castle on Friday – as a brand new smartphone app was launched, designed to provide users

  • EXNOTTS_WEBSITE_BANNER_STUART_BROAD_1500x556px Posted on 23 October 2015

    We Won – Nottingham is Officially England’s Home of Sport!

    It’s official… Nottingham is England’s Home of Sport!
    Following months of campaigning, VisitEngland has announced the winner of its quest to find the nation’s sporting capital – and amazingly, Nottingham has taken the prize, fighting off competition from Manchester, Yorkshire, Gloucestershire, Rugby and London.

    We’re already known across the globe as the home of Robin Hood – but thanks to the public’s support, we’ve added a fantastic new string to our bow.

    Considering Nottingham’s won twice as many European Cups as London, has more sporting venues per head than any other in Europe, and has been the venue for incredible drama like England’s Ashes triumph over recent months – it’s no surprise

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