• 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

  • Goose Fair rides Posted on 28 September 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 2nd October – 4th October 2015

    We’ve had a busy summer here in Nottinghamshire, filled with a real feast of excitement and entertainment. There’s certainly no reason to be sad now that autumn’s arrived, however – as we leap headfirst into October, a month when Nottingham becomes the UK’s Festival City. We’re squeezing in as many festivities into the next 31 days as physically possible – so without any further ado, let’s jump right into some of the highlights of our first weekend of October action. Stay up to date with all that’s happening in Nottingham this October by following us on Twitter and Facebook.

     

    Goose Fair at Forest Recreation Ground

    It’s one of the world’s most

  • MarcelKittel_wins_London Posted on 09 September 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 12th – 13th September 2015

    We’re gearing up for another great week in Nottingham, as Britain’s premier road cycling race scorches into town, and some of the county’s best heritage sites and attractions throw their doors open for free. As always, you can keep right up to date with what’s on in Nottinghamshire by following us on Twitter and Facebook.

     

    Tour of Britain – 11th September

    With Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish leading the pack of big name riders, this year’s Tour of Britain is already shaping up to be an unmissable event. Big hitters like Team Sky and Team Movistar will be going for the win, but don’t forget to cheer on the local boys

  • Newstead Abbey front by Steven Glass Posted on 02 September 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 5th – 6th September 2015

    The bank holiday fun means we barely get to take a breath before gearing up for the next action-packed weekend here in Nottinghamshire. As always, we’d love you to interact with us on our Twitter and Facebook pages, where you can share your images using the hashtag #lovenotts.

     

    Robin Hood Folk Festival – 4th – 6th September 

    In medieval times, the tales of Robin Hood were passed on through musical ballad – and storied folk music will once again ring out in Nottinghamshire, during this brand new festival.

    Held in the gorgeous grounds of Newstead Abbey, the Robin Hood Folk Festival offers top class music, as well as heaps of entertainment for the whole family.

  • Bramley Apple Tree - High Res Posted on 28 August 2015

    Bramley Apples Hand Picked for Special Protection by EC

    A splash of cream, a crumbly crust and – of course – those all-important chunks of tangy Bramley Apple. We all know and love the comfort of a slice of warm apple pie, and the Bramley Apple is world famous for the unique fluffy texture it takes on when cooked until caramel brown.

    In Nottinghamshire, we’ve long been proud of our world-envied apples, which we’ve been generously stuffing into steaming pies for generations. Now, finally, the humble Bramley Apple is getting the recognition, and protection, it deserves.

    Joining illustrious regional specialities like the Cornish Pasty, Mozzarella Cheese and Parma Ham, Bramley Apple Pie filling’s place on the world map of culinary treasures has

  • Partner button nominate Posted on 20 August 2015

    Time’s Running Out to Help us Crown Nottingham England’s Home of Sport

    In Nottingham, we’re lucky enough to live in one of the most active, diverse and historic sporting cities in the UK. Over the last few weeks, we’ve been on a mission to share all that’s great about sport in Nottingham with the world – as we compete for the crown of ‘England’s Home of Sport’.

    VisitEngland are looking for the nation’s premier sport’s-mad destination – all you have to do is Tweet or Instagram a sporting snap with the hash tags #Nottingham and #HomeofSport. Your photos may even be included on the VisitEngland Home of Sport website.

    The competition’s really heated up over the last few weeks, as the Nottinghamshire public have gotten behind our campaign and uploaded dozens

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