• 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.

  • tulips Posted on 21 March 2017

    Spring Encounters in Nottinghamshire

    “There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea and music in its roar; I love not man the less, but Nature more.”
    – Lord Byron

    The snowdrops have emerged, lambing season has begun and the daffodils are slowly waking up to Spring. Pushing through the dregs of winter, the sun has teased us over the past few weeks, unleashing random bursts of sunshine and giving us that addictive energy which makes us look to the summer months ahead.

    You might have warmer climes on the mind, but in the meantime there are

  • cycle-01 Posted on 24 January 2017

    A Year in the Saddle – Interview with Nottingham’s World Record Breaker

    With Christmas now a distant memory, we’ve reached the time of year when New Year Resolutions are tested, and the best of intentions fall by the wayside. If you ever needed a little inspiration to get outdoors and be a bit more active, it’d be hard to find a better role model than Kajsa Tylén.

    For the last year, this Nottingham resident has been quietly making history, taking to her saddle every day in a bid to break a 77-year-old Guinness World Record, by cycling 50,000 km in a single year.

    Setting out with Billie Fleming’s extraordinary record – set back in 1938 – in her sights, Kajsa cycled through wind, rain and

  • 2017-header-01 Posted on 10 January 2017

    What’s Coming Up in 2017? Our Top-10 Nottinghamshire Highlights

    2017 is upon us, and we’ve got an action packed year in store for us here in Nottinghamshire!

    This list is only scratching the surface of what’s coming up in what’s sure to be a fantastic 2017, but here are our top-10 highlights to look forward to:
    National Justice Museum Opens
    Set in a building packed with grisly history, the Galleries of Justice will be transforming early this year, and reopening as the re-vamped National Justice Museum.

    The popular attraction received a £1 million Heritage Lottery Fund, and will house the UK’s largest law, justice, crime and punishment collection. With an exciting range of new exhibition areas, visitors will be able to enjoy a range

  • sdr Posted on 05 January 2017

    Walking Nottingham’s Canals

    As a new year begins, many of us are facing up to the fact that we may have revelled a little too much over the festive period and that it’s time to put December’s celebrations – and all of those extra pigs in blankets, turkey cobs and Christmas tipples – behind us.

    With health on everyone’s mind at the moment, what better way to see in a fresh start to 2017 than by getting outside and exploring one of Nottingham’s lesser known treasures – its canal!

    I’d love to say that a desire to get outdoors and get active was what motivated myself and my girlfriend to embark on an epic 15 mile

  • imageedit_1_7804633401 Posted on 23 December 2016

    Winter Walks in Nottinghamshire

    Our county is stunning at this time of year with parks, canals, the iconic Sherwood Forest and much more. There’s several places for relaxing winter walks with family and friends this season. So wrap up warm and take an afternoon stroll with a coffee stop on the way, we have plenty of inspiration for you.

    Rufford Abbey Country Park walks

    Escape the hustle and bustle of high street shopping and the last minute Christmas rush, and enjoy a gentle stroll with a ranger through the ancient glades of Sherwood, looking for winter wildlife and discovering this legendary forest. This Christmas Eve guided walk is perfect for you if you want to relax before the big

  • namexmassong03-01 Posted on 22 December 2016

    Robin’s Giveaway – Win One of Six Breaks in Nottinghamshire!

    It’s been a prize filled few weeks in the build up to Christmas – and the great news is, it’s not over yet!

    As a part of Robin’s Giveaway, he has SIX breaks in Nottinghamshire to give away.

    You can still enter each of the four competitions running below. All you have to do is watch each animation, and work out the Christmas song that it’s referring to. Just say what you see!

    All competitions are now closed.
    Competition Number One – Win a short winter break to Sherwood Hideaway

    Click here to enter

     
    Competition Number Two: Win an overnight shopping trip to Nottingham!

    Click here to enter

     
    Competition Number Three: Win a short

  • capture Posted on 15 November 2016

    Eight reasons why you’ll love a helicopter pleasure flight…

    Central Helicopters give you 8 good reasons to take to the skies on a helicopter experience!

    Take off in style like a celeb

    If you like the idea of flying like a celebrity or high-powered VIP, then a helicopter pleasure flight is for you. For the likes of Star Wars hero Han Solo aka Harrison Ford and Hollywood royalty Brad Pitt, this aircraft simply trumps excuse the pun any other form of transport.

    Witness the spectacular

    Sit back and relax in the comfortable Bell LongRanger helicopter as it cruises along at several thousand feet. During your helicopter tour you’ll be treated to a spectacular bird’s eye view of the constantly changing scenery that stretches out

  • moon Posted on 14 November 2016

    See the Supermoon in Nottinghamshire

    Tonight all across the UK, we’ll be able to witness the the biggest, brightest full supermoon of the century, as the moon reaches it’s closest point to Earth since 1948.

    To make the most of the phenomenon, astronomers have advised to get out of the city and into areas with wide open spaces and minimal artificial light. Here are some of the county’s best viewpoints.

    Beeston

    Hop on a tram out of the city to Beeston and watch the moon from the skies above peaceful Attenborough Nature Reserve.

    Wollaton Hall

    The last supermoon was captured against the dramatic backdrop of Wollaton Hall in 2015.

    A "Supermoon" could be visible in

  • pp Posted on 22 September 2016

    Nottingham Lace Market Tour with Ezekial Bone – review

    Recently we joined Ezekial Bone on a walking tour of Nottingham’s famous Lace Market and surrounding areas. We were looking forward to growing our knowledge about the history of the textile industry in Nottingham, from the poverty of the Framework Knitters to the glories of the lace empire.

    The Nottingham Lace Walking Tour is an initiative started by the Creative Quarter to educate both visitors and residents, and to encourage them to broaden their knowledge about the industry that put Nottingham on the map of the lace manufacturing industry.

    The Lace Market area is undergoing massive regeneration. Home to a D.I.Y culture of independent shops, boutiques, bars, clubs and restaurants, it’s also becoming a centre for creative and digital industries. The Lace Market

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