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Just What The Botanist Ordered

West Bridgford was the latest UK town to welcome artisan bistro The Botanist to their streets this month. Coming from an award winning franchise, which boasts branches in London's Sloane Square,…

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Inspiration for Embracing Autumn In Nottinghamshire.

The end of the summer is a love it or hate it kinda thing. While some pine for endless warm days under the sun, others are perfectly ready for woolly…

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Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 20th – 22nd October

Another weekend is on the horizon, and there are plenty of brilliant events happening in Nottinghamshire to enjoy. We've got medieval jousting contests, traditional morris dancing, vintage WWII singalongs or tasty…

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Behold! The Dinosaurs of China at Wollaton Hall

With just under a month to go until the Dinosaurs of China depart Nottingham, a few of us from the Visit Nottinghamshire team thought it was high time we took…...

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  • Boating Lake at Highfields Park Posted on 06 March 2012

    My Favourite Spots in Nottinghamshire by Becky Morris Knight

    This week we are sharing Becky Morris Knight’s favourite places in Nottinghamshire. Becky emailed us her picks. If you would like to share you ‘favourites’ with us, email us at social@experiencenottinghamshire.com or use the comment section below. You may feature on our blog and our various social media platforms.

     

    “Favourite places/things to do in Nottingham on a day to day basis are eating out at one of the lovely restaurants we have, visiting Broadway Cinema, Nottingham Contemporary, One Thoresby Street or one of the city’s other cultural venues, seeing live music and pottering around the shops.

    Here are some more specific activities for a great weekend:

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  • St Mary's Church features in Robin and the Monk Posted on 05 March 2012

    Robin Hood audio trail – Nottingham

    The recent release of the Robin Hood Trail online is a great source of content for finding out more about Robin Hood. In the first track listing for Nottingham Castle we learn a lot about the authenticity of the legend, the real role of the Sheriff of Nottingham, and perhaps the best of the original medieval tales, Robin Hood and the Monk.

    As far as finding out whether Robin Hood really existed, evidence points to a Robert Hod as the prime candidate who was a recorded tenant of the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1225 and classed as an outlaw. This certainly ties in with the times of Robin Hood being

  • Snowdrops at Hodsock Posted on 02 March 2012

    Things to do this weekend, 2-4 March 2012

    Spring has arrived and the sun is shining, as we head into March here’s a list of things to do this weekend.

     

    Firstly, this weekend is the last chance to see the Snowdrops at Hodsock Priory. One of the most popular Snowdrops gardens in the country it really is worth a visit to see it if you haven’t had the chance yet.

     

    As Hodsock closes, we have the beginnings of a new exhibition at the Lakeside Arts Centre. The first major exhibition of Edward Burra for over 25 years opens on Saturday. A very unique artist his paintings were part of the English Surrealist Movement.

     

    Another great new beginning is the opening

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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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Speak In Nottingham To Me – A Beginner’s Guide To Nottingham’s Dialect

Language is certainly one of our best creations. Without it, it would be difficult for us to coexist, establish communities and share feelings. Language makes it all easier and helps us work together and understand one another. Throughout history people always felt the need to find one universal language for all. Several attempts were made to popularise different languages…