• lawrence Posted on 24 June 2016

    Tour of the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum

    On a sunny Friday morning I ventured into the town of Eastwood to find out more about the famous D.H. Lawrence. I’ve heard a lot about him and read some of his books but never actually knew much about his life and background. I was really looking forward to the day ahead.

    The small ex-mining town of Eastwood is where baby David Herbert Lawrence, also known as D.H. Lawrence, was born, and grew up, along with his two brothers and two sisters. Lawrence’s father, Arthur John Lawrence, was a coal miner, and his mother, Lydia Lawrence, worked in the lace-making industry to contribute into the family’s income. She

  • dd-01 Posted on 21 June 2016

    Nottinghamshire Holiday Habits

    The sun’s finally out, and with summer holiday season almost upon us, what better time to take a look at what makes us tick here in Nottinghamshire? New research has shown that people across the UK like to holiday in different ways – so let’s find out what it is that sets us apart here in Notts.
    In Notts we love the beach!
    It’s no secret that we’re pretty landlocked here in Notts – we are located slap bang in the centre of the country after all. So maybe that’s why the research revealed we’re such big fans of a little sun, sand and sea. 60% of us prefer to

  • Cheeky glass of Merlot while we choose Posted on 17 June 2016

    Enjoying the fruit of the Orchard’s labour at Bramleys Brasserie

    We weren’t going to pass on the opportunity to sample the new summer menu when my colleague Sarah and I were invited recently by our friends over at Bramleys Brasserie.

    Apples flourish in Orchards, so very appropriate the DeVere Venues Orchard Hotel named its restaurant after the juicy, sour and world renowned Bramley Apple, first cultivated here in Nottinghamshire. Known to many as the ‘miracle fruit’ after a young girl planted some leftover pips in her back garden, the synergies don’t stop at just the name.

    Beautifully structured with a unique design, this

  • Tapas Dish 5 Posted on 16 June 2016

    World Tapas Day

    Spain has done diners everywhere a great gastronomic service by declaring today as World Tapas Day! We’re joining in the international celebration of small plates by sharing some of our favourite places for a Spanish food fiesta in Notts!

    Iberico Worlds Tapas

    Located in the grade II listed county Gaol building in the Lace Market area of Nottingham, in the award winning restaurant combines classic tapas dishes with modern global cuisine.

    Tapastry

    Bar Esquina

    Serving the fresh Spanish dishes in the trendy Hockley area of the city, Tapastry is just the place to go for a bit of Mediterranean Sunshine on a cloudy day.

    Escabeche 

    Found in cosmopolitan West Bridgford, Escabeche uses local ingredients to

  • father's day1-01 Posted on 14 June 2016

    Father’s Day Gift Ideas!

    Eek, Father’s Day is almost upon us! But don’t panic if you’ve not yet managed to sort out a gift for Dad, we’re here to save the day with some great, Nottinghamshire-themed gift ideas and inspiration!

    Whether it’s a day at the cricket, or the shiny new Nottingham Forest football shirt, read on for some great ideas to give your dad the perfect Father’s Day treat.

    Robin Hood Beer Festival Tickets

    It’s one of the biggest dates in the Notts calendar, as Nottingham Castle is taken over by barrel after barrel of ales and ciders, and the merriment commences!

    Featuring over 1,000 different ales and ciders to work your way through, the tickets sell fast,

  • Blog lead image template-01 Posted on 08 June 2016

    Something New is Brewing for Coffee Lovers in Notts

    Coffee fanatics in Nottingham will be all too familiar with the delicious aromas and smooth coffees of 200° Degrees Coffee Shop, an always busy and bustling cafe just off Old Market Square.

    Serving delicious coffee, roasted at 200°, in their relaxed and trendy coffee shop on Flying Horse Walk, it’s fair to say that their hip – but unpretentious – take on artisan coffee has taken Nottingham by storm.

    So coffee-nuts will be delighted to know that 200° are well on their way to opening up a brand new cafe! In fact, it will open its doors in just two weeks’ time.

    With the clock ticking, Experience Nottinghamshire was invited behind the scenes to take a

  • Father's Day-01 Posted on 03 June 2016

    Treat Your Dad to a Father’s Day in Nottinghamshire

    Father’s Day is fast approaching and this year, Nottinghamshire has done all the hard work for you with lots of days out and thoughtful gifts you can treat your Dad to – no socks allowed!

    Newark Festival 

    Newark festival will back for a three day extravaganza of music, food, drink and family fun. Taking place on Riverside Park overlooking Newark Castle, it’s set to be a fantastic weekend, just in time for the special day.

    Father’s Day aboard Princess River Cruises

    If your Dad’s Sunday’s are all about relaxing, how about a roast dinner on a leisurely

  • st james Posted on 02 June 2016

    Guest blog from our competition winner, Natasha.

    Back in November and December, we ran a very exciting competition to win one of five breaks here in Nottinghamshire. The winner of the City Penthouse Suite Stay for two scooped an evening meal at the Hart’s Restaurant and, as the name of the prize suggests, a penthouse stay at St James Hotel. Today we’re excited to hear from the winner of this amazing stay – Natasha. Let’s see how she got on.

    I have just returned from a weekend away in Nottingham, thanks to winning Experience Nottinghamshire’s Christmas prize which included a night in the Penthouse Suite at St James’ Hotel and a dinner at Hart’s Restaurant.

    The Penthouse Suite at St James Hotel was amazing, and we felt

  • Hart's - Wild Sea Bass Posted on 27 May 2016

    The best in fine dining and a warm welcome at Hart’s, Nottingham

    Hart’s Restaurant has been well established as the premier fine dining experience in Nottingham for many years. Just the mention of Hart’s evokes reactions among locals like ‘ooh my favourite’, ‘the best restaurant around’ or ‘what’s the special occasion?’  I have to say, for me it is the go to place for a real treat so when my colleague Sarah and I we were invited over to sample the latest lunch menu we were both more than happy to oblige.

    Hart’s entrance

    Hart’s Restaurant is located next door to the luxury boutique Hart’s

  • nottingifs-01 Posted on 26 May 2016

    Celebrating Nottingham’s Most Popular Attractions With Animated GIFs

    A series of ten fun animations, which celebrate some of Nottinghamshire’s best-loved institutions, have been spreading like wildfire across social media. Featuring references to everything from Batman’s home at Wollaton Hall to the selfie-magnet that is the famous Robin Hood statue – they celebrate all that’s great about our county.

    In this special guest post for Experience Nottinghamshire, Lydia from Skeleton – the team behind the GIFs – explains what motivated them to pay their quirky tribute to Notts:

    Wollaton Hall, with its grand Elizabethan front and rolling deer park.

    Market Square, which transforms from sweltering summer fair to glittering winter wonderland and back again.

    The statue of our favourite outlaw Robin Hood, where countless group shots and selfies are

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As we prepare ourselves for Halloween and the dark months ahead, there is a great variety of events throughout Nottinghamshire that we guarantee will get you in the spirit. Discover the dark side of the city on a spooky tour, explore museums at night, or get stuck into some atmospheric storytelling. However you like to spend your…