Nottingham’s tourism hotspots on the world map with new walking trail
Nottingham’s leading tourism highlights and attractions are to be showcased in a brand new self-guided walking trail which has been created to help visitors discover the key points of interest around the city in one easy-to-follow guide.
The Nottingham Trail features audio, video and images to share the story of Nottingham’s best-loved landmarks and their fascinating facts. It is the first-ever self-guided walking trail to incorporate all of the leading tourist locations and attractions in the city in one guide.
The trail, which has been created by Experience Nottinghamshire in partnership with Nottingham City Council, is available via a GuidiGo app or hosted online at wwwGuidiGO.com
GuidiGO, leaders in visitor experience technology, will feature the Nottingham Trail alongside trails of other leading cities around the world – including Barcelona, Florence and San Francisco. The guide is also available in a print version from the Nottingham Tourism Centre, where the trail begins.
The circular tour of the city, which takes a recommended one to two hours to complete, takes in many tourism hotspots along the route. From a stop off to Nottingham’s most famous son, Robin Hood, cast in bronze at the Robin Hood Statue, to visiting some of the city’s historical buildings, including the childhood home of poet Lord Byron, and Jesse Boot’s first major chemist’s shop.
The trail incorporates contemporary sights along the way such as the Sky Mirror at Nottingham Playhouse; the National Videogame Arcade and the Nottingham Contemporary, amongst historic landmarks such as Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, which dates back to 1189 and claims to be the oldest inn in England, the Galleries of Justice Museum, which is Nottinghamshire’s former courthouse and prison, dating back to 1375 and Nottingham Castle, which has a long and dramatic history and is now home to a museum and art gallery.
Paul Southby, Chairman of Marketing Nottingham & Nottinghamshire, said: “We are delighted to have partnered with Nottingham City Council in delivering an exciting new walking trail for Nottingham. It will help visitors discover the leading tourist attractions and locations in the city centre and enhance the overall visitor experience, helping us to achieve our aim of growing the local visitor economy.
“Nottinghamshire is a leading tourism destination with a world-class reputation for its legends, local traditions, culture, sport and heritage – and this new free trail showcases the best that Nottingham has to offer. In addition, the city boasts a lively arts, music and culture scene with one of the largest centres for contemporary arts in the UK, the world’s first cultural centre for gaming, and first-class sporting and music venues.”
Councillor Nick McDonald, Portfolio Holder for Business, Growth and Transport, said: “The Nottingham Trail will be a great way for both local residents and visitors to see the city and some of our top attractions. We have some amazing places to visit in the city and some real hidden gems. This new walking trail will help people get to know the city and learn all about our history.”
The trail has been designed by Spinning Clock, a Nottingham based creative agency.