My Favourite Spots in Nottinghamshire by Simon Bligh

Clumber Bridge in Clumber Park

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Simon Bligh has been a Comedian for over twenty years. He is a Perrier Award Nominee and former Time Out Comedy Award Winner. Born in Liverpool, Simon has lived and worked in Tacoma USA,Tokyo and London. He now lives in a small village in north Nottinghamshire.

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Since I live in north Notts, most of my favourite places are near me.

Number one is cycling round Clumber Park lake with my daughter Phoebe. This is a secret, but the best time is after 7pm when it’s quiet. There is even a “ghost path” hidden beyond the lake. Magical!

For food in the area, the Lime House at the Dukeries is excellent. Best scones in Notts and smashing hot food.

In Nottingham city centre, the Broadway Cinema is a must visit. Combine it with Thailand No.1 for fantastic tasty dinners and you are on to a winner.

As a comedian, I’m delighted to say the city has three wonderful comedy clubs: Just the Tonic, Jongleurs and the Glee Club. All of them have their particular feel. Check them out, you might even see me there!

Paul Smith Auditorium at Broadway Cinema 

Posted on 02 October 2012
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