• The Parliament Oak, Nottinghamshire Posted on 13 September 2017

    The Parliament Oak & Other Legendary Nottinghamshire Trees

    With the legendary Sherwood Forest on the north Nottinghamshire’s doorstep, it is no wonder Nottinghamshire has some incredible trees. A walk through the lush and leafy glades of Sherwood Forest is a pleasure for the senses whatever the season, and a perfect way to unwind from the busy and modern world. For those who want to branch out a little further, there are numerous activities to take part in within the forest, from learning about conservation and local wildlife to flying around on zip wires at Go Ape.

    The Major Oak of Sherwood Forest

    You may have heard the tales relating to The Major Oak. Weighing

  • BromleyHouseS-01 Posted on 08 September 2017

    Discovering The Secrets of Bromley House Library

    Despite the world becoming increasingly digitalised, our appreciation of good old paper and ink is gradually growing. The forces of technology are not deterring bibliophiles and bookworms from declaring their love for the treasured practice of browsing bookshelves and getting lost in print.

    Literary legends Lord Byron, DH Lawrence and Alan Sillitoe all resided in Nottingham and the city’s spirit was fused into their words and rebellious ideologies. And it seems ink still runs in our veins: the strength of the city’s contemporary literary scene led to Nottingham being named UNESCO City of Literature in 2015.

    So where in Nottingham can you find yourself surrounded by

  • malt_cross_cave_tour Posted on 13 July 2017

    Going Underground: Explore Nottingham’s Top Ten Caves

    Sometimes the most captivating features of a place are not those which stand out immediately, and you have to delve a little deeper to discover the best secrets. Of any city in Britain, this is perhaps most true of Nottingham and its vast underground network of caves. Under our city streets lies a subterranean world full of stories, history and intrigue – but it is only in the past few decades that they have been given the spotlight for exploration.

    Owing to the sandstone foundations under our feet, from its emergence as a settlement in the 7th century, Nottingham earned the name Tigguo Cobauc, meaning Place of Caves in Old

  • Derby theartre performancesf-107 Posted on 29 June 2017

    Theatre Review: The Party’s Over at Nottingham Lakeside Arts

    On a murky summer’s evening, an audience at Nottingham Lakeside Arts was invited to take a break from the illusion of normality. The Party’s Over, a new performance from local cultural studio Nonsuch, lured viewers into the space between sleep and wakefulness, flashing before our eyes in a mesmerising whirlwind of sand, sensuality and uncertainty.

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    Immersive theatre at its best, the performance had similarities to French theorist Antonin Artoud’s idea of the ‘Theatre of Cruelty’, a performance style which aims to dive into the audience’s subconscious and wake up the

  • download (3) Posted on 07 June 2017

    A Chat With Local Musician Stacey McMullen

    Stacey McMullen has been causing waves in the Nottingham music scene over the past couple of years, breaking traditional genre conventions with an eclectic and powerful mix of flamenco, folk and blues. We caught up with him his ahead of his EP release and gig at Nottingham Contemporary this weekend to discuss his work and the Nottingham music scene.

    Good afternoon Stacey! Glad you could join us. Tell us a bit about your release this week…

    Good afternoon Visit Nottinghamshire! Thanks for having me. This week I am releasing my debut EP which is called ‘I Wait’. The song is released on Wire & Wool Records, the sister label of I’m

  • rufford abbey-01-05 Posted on 05 June 2017

    Win Tickets to Tea With Oscar Wilde at Rufford Abbey!

    Set in 150 acres of stately parkland, Rufford Abbey is just one of Nottinghamshire’s many beautiful country estates. Dating back a humongous 870 years, the site began as a Cistercian abbey, the remains of which are some of the best preserved in the country. In 1536 the monastery was dissolved and over the next five centuries the estate passed through the hands of the aristocracy with demolition, conversions and additions made to become the country house we know today.

    In 1851 the abbey was the subject of a popular 19th century ballad Rufford Park Poachers which, telling the true story of a gang of hunters, had similar

  • ye olde trip to jerusalem Posted on 10 April 2017

    10 things I love about Nottingham

    Everyone who lives in Nottinghamshire has got their own favourite places to go and ways of spending time. In today’s blog I would like to share a few of my top picks of places to visit and things I like about Nottingham. Maybe some of them will encourage you to go and enjoy them as well. I’d also like to hear about your favourite spots and things to do in your spare time so I can discover them for myself.

    1. University Park Campus – The University of Nottingham

    The University of Nottingham’s Park Campus is an oasis of peace which can be enjoyed not only by the students but also by tourists and local

  • lovenotts1-01 Posted on 07 April 2017

    Top 5 #LoveNotts Photos of the Week – April 7th

    It’s been another busy week on Instagram here in Nottinghamshire and the opening of a high tech new building – which features a spectacular light installation – has certainly got some creative juices flowing. Take a look at our top 5 favourite photos below, and see more here.

     

     

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    As we’ve mentioned, BioCity has opened a new futuristic building in the centre of Nottingham – and the exterior has an amazing artwork, which is linked to NASA satellites. Here’s one of our fave photos of it – and we look forward to seeing plenty more shots of this spectacular addition to Nottingham’s cityscape.

  • lovenotts1-01 Posted on 31 March 2017

    Top 5 #LoveNotts Photos of the Week – March 31

    Spring’s definitely arrived in Nottinghamshire this week, meaning Instagram has been glowing with sunny snaps and blooming blossom.

    Here are our five favourite photographs from the past week:

     

     

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    The blossom bursting to life is always a sure sign that the warmer spring weather has hit Nottinghamshire – we love the colours in this snap.

    Pink blossom and blue skies, is there anything prettier? 🌸

  • lovenotts1-01 Posted on 21 March 2017

    Top 5 #LoveNotts Photos of the Week – March 20

    Here in Nottinghamshire, we’re lucky to have some incredible photographers and visitors, who skillfully capture the beauty and stories of our fantastic county. We love sharing their images with you, and so, in the first of a new series, we’ve handpicked our top five favourite images this week!

    Remember to share your snaps and instas with #LoveNotts if you want a chance to be featured!
    Watch this week’s round up, and read some more info on the photos below:

    The first photo comes from mikebeardphoto and captures Lady Bay Bridge, under a spectacular starry sky. Next, Visit Nottinghamshire’s own Elle Taylor shares a snap of Robin Hood and

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We Dig The Castle: Unearthing Nottingham’s Archaeological Secrets Part Two

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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    A very lucky marketeer in her dream job. Passionate about all things Nottinghamshire and firmly believes if you work really hard and are kind, amazing things will happen!

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Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 29th September – 1st October

Each year as October sets in, Nottingham seems to amp up the number of brilliant events being thrown around the county, and this year is no exception. You may need to wrap up warm, but there are plenty of things to do and see in Nottingham this weekend, with the variety ranging from burlesque to…