• Matilda, the European Eagle Owl Posted on 06 July 2017

    Birds, herds and beautiful scenery was the focus on my Wildlife Photography Course at Sherwood Hideaway

    When I was asked to spend my weekend at Sherwood Hideaway to take part in wildlife activities available there, of course I was only too happy to oblige. It sounded like a wonderful experience and I could think of much worse ways to spend my weekend.

    Wildlife walks take place each Sunday at Sherwood Hideaway where guests are guided through the Forest by falconry experts before being given the opportunity to fly Harris Hawks.

    As somewhat of a novice photographer who generally relies on iPhone filters to create mediocre shots I was a little apprehensive that main activity would be participating in a new wildlife photography course. I was of course

  • 18_4_17_blog_post_image_template-01 Posted on 30 June 2017

    How to take breathtaking photos of Nottinghamshire

    Fancy yourself as something of a whizz with the camera? Ever look on instagram at some of the stunning photos on there and wonder how do they do it?

    We spoke to Greg Howard, an amazing local photographer and digital artist, to get some tips and tricks to help you take some memorable photographs.

    Luckily, we’re blessed with some beautiful subject matter here in Nottinghamshire – from the majestic Newstead Abbey, to the atmospheric trees of Sherwood Forest – so read on, and then grab your camera and get out and explore for yourself!
    Is Nottinghamshire a good place to take photos?

    Nottinghamshire definitely has some great scenes to photograph if you can

  • nottingham contemporary Posted on 27 June 2017

    Nottinghamshire Named One of the Top 7 Cities in the UK

    Here in Nottinghamshire we know our slice of heaven in the heart of England is nothing short of spectacular, but we’re glad others are taking notice too. The travel experts at Canada’s leading online travel agency, Flight Network, recently released their blog post titled, “The 7 Absolute Best Cities in the UK”. Nottinghamshire was named one of the best places to find history, culture, natural beauty, diversity and exciting attractions in a single travel destination.
    About the List
    Flight Network’s team of intrepid travellers and industry experts knows the UK is no stranger to tourists. However, many of those tourists aren’t venturing away from the major hubs to lesser-known but

  • splendour Posted on 16 June 2017

    Win tickets to Splendour Festival feat. Kaiser Chiefs, Busted and more

    Multiple Brit Award winning, indie-rock band, Kaiser Chiefs have been announced as headliners for Nottingham’s award-winning Splendour Festival, set in the picturesque setting of Wollaton Park, Nottingham on 22nd July and we’ve got one pair of tickets to giveaway.

    One of the biggest homegrown pop acts of the 21st century, Busted; 80s legend Tony Hadley (ex Spandau Ballet); Grammy Award winning singer, Billy Ocean; Black Grape, Buzzcocks and local singer-songwriter Georgie, plus many more will also be playing across three stages.

    With children 10 and under getting in free, Splendour promises a great family summer day out with plenty to enjoy including the free kids’ area with hands-on activities and entertainment taking place throughout

  • Forest Live 2017 Nottinghamshire Posted on 23 May 2017

    Win a pair of tickets to see Elbow at Forest Live!

    Forest Live takes place in Nottinghamshire’s Sherwood Pines Forest, near Edwinstowe, and this year’s headline acts are: Olly Murs with special guest Louisa Johnson – Friday 23 June; Tom Jones plus guests – Saturday 24 June; Elbow with special guests Steve Mason and Ed Harcourt – Sunday 25 June.

    Over Forest Live’s 16 year history, more than 1.5 million music fans have attended the concerts. Income generated from ticket sales is spent on protecting, improving and expanding England’s forests and woodlands and increasing their value to people and wildlife.

    We’ve teamed up with our friends at Sherwood Pines to offer one lucky person the chance to win a pair of tickets to see Elbow

  • lovenotts1-01-651x231 Posted on 19 May 2017

    Top 5 #LoveNotts Photos of the Week – May 19th

    The weekend is almost here and we’re looking forward to spending some time out and about enjoying Nottinghamshire! But before we do that we’re excited to look back at the Instagram #lovenotts activity from the past week.

     

    1. The University of Nottingham campus looks magical both in the morning and at night but this photo took our breath away. When you’re exploring Nottingham don’t forget to take a photo in front of the famous N O T T I N G H A M sign.

  • Forest Live 2017 Nottinghamshire Posted on 08 May 2017

    Win a pair of tickets to see Olly Murs at Forest Live!

    This summer sees the sixteenth season of Forest Live return to Nottinghamshire’s Sherwood Pines. Every year the festival in the forest attracts some of the biggest names in music and this year is no different. Olly Murs, Tom Jones and Elbow are some of the headline acts on the list for 2017 in what promises to be a lineup of serious heavyweights from 23rd – 25th June.

    We’ve teamed up with our friends at Sherwood Pines to offer one lucky person the chance to win a pair of tickets to see Olly Murs and Louisa Johnson perform on the 23rd June.

    To win a pair of tickets for this fabulous day out, simply fill in your details in

  • georgie splendour nottingham Posted on 03 May 2017

    Notts Superstar Georgie Talks Splendour Festival

    Mansfield singer-songwriter Georgie will be joining headliners Kaiser Chiefs on the Main Stage at this year’s Splendour Festival. Two years on from her last Splendour appearance, and after supporting Jake Bugg on a triumphant UK tour, Georgie is signed to Columbia Records and working on her debut album. With an exciting year ahead, we caught up with the local star ahead of her Splendour Festival return.

    You’re about to step on stage, but first what’s your typical regime?

    I’m always pretty chilled before I go on stage so I don’t really have any little regimes or superstitions, I sometimes listen to some tunes that really inspire me. The bass player and I

  • 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

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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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As the temperature drops it seems our festive spirits get higher, so with the arrival of December we are now fully in the mood for spectacular seasonal soirees and cheery Christmas celebrations. There’s a great array of events on our What’s On calendar, so don’t forget to have a gander, but read on to check out our…