New visitor guide set to inspire visits to Nottinghamshire
MEDIA RELEASE, Nottingham, 5th March 2014
Nottinghamshire’s official guide for accommodation, sports, entertainment, culture, shopping, drinking, dining and more has just been launched by Experience Nottinghamshire, the destination management organisation responsible for driving leisure and business visitors to the city and county.
The inspirational Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Visitor Guide is packed with almost 400 suggestions of attractions and events to visit, great places to stay and the best of where to drink and dine, providing a one-stop shop for visitors to Robin Hood country, reinforcing that, ‘One day in Notts is never enough’.
Robin Hood is just the beginning of the visitor journey to Nottinghamshire. Complementing the discovery of our most renowned outlaw is a feast of experiences waiting for visitors to explore – from a city of caves, with the oldest ice age art at Cresswell Craggs, to the world famous sporting landmarks of Trent Bridge cricket ground and the National Ice Centre, where Olympic ice champions Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean first started their journey to gold medal stardom.
Jennifer Spencer, Chief Executive, Experience Nottinghamshire, said: “This is the biggest Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Visitor Guide we have ever produced and we are sure it will be extremely successful in promoting Nottinghamshire to visitors as it showcases the best the city and county has to offer. Nottinghamshire is a diverse county that has so much to offer visitors they need to stay for longer than a day. With its central location in the heart of the UK, it is easy to get to, too.”
For the first time ever, in addition to almost 400 suggestions of where to visit and stay, the essential guide includes useful itineraries to help visitors decide how to make the most of their Nottinghamshire experience. Explore the heart of the city and its many cultural attractions – including the Galleries of Justice Museum, England’s most haunted building; discover ancient woodland in Sherwood Forest; take a trip to the historic Dukeries in the North – an area steeped in history; visit our iconic sporting grounds; spend a day exploring Newark’s heritage or uncover historic attractions in the elegant Georgian town of Southwell.
Nottinghamshire is the ideal place for lovers of a traditional English pint produced by some of our top local breweries and no visit to Nottingham would be complete without stopping off at Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem – the oldest pub in the country. For culture lovers, the city is home to world-class art galleries including Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham Castle, New Art Exchange and Lakeside Arts Centre and visitors are spoilt for choice with a rich programme of cultural events at the many theatres, galleries and cinemas.
Literary lovers and romantics can discover how Nottinghamshire was once home to the greatest poet of the Romantic era, Lord Byron, and the place where the author of the controversial Lady Chatterley’s Lover, D.H. Lawrence grew up. Creativity is still at the heart and soul of Nottingham. World famous fashion designer Paul Smith, who was born in Nottingham, started his empire here and it is still possible to visit his original store, whilst singing sensation Jake Bugg started his life here. The annual Splendour Festival at Wollaton Park is a great place for watching new music talent!
Plus… discover how dance is big news for 2015 with the largest ever programme of world class dance events taking place in the summer. Nottingham and cycling go hand in hand as our bicycle heritage includes the world famous Raleigh brand, which was founded here, and this year’s Cycle Live weekend incorporates three great cycling events. The legendary cycling event, The Milk Race, will also be once again held in Nottingham. Nottinghamshire is leading the country’s 100 year commemoration of the start of the Great War and its Trent to Trenches programme offers events for all ages.
For further inspiration on what to do and see in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, visit www.experiencenottinghamshire.com or pick up a copy of the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Visitor Guide from the Tourist Information Centre, 1-4 Smithy Row, Off Old Market Square, Nottingham, NG1 2BY, tel. 0844 77 5678