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Our 2018 Christmas highlights – part one

It's the most wonderful time of the year... And you're sure to find something of interest in Nottinghamshire over the festive season, whether for a family, travelling solo, if you're a…

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Winter Walks in Nottinghamshire

Our county is stunning at this time of year with parks, canals, the iconic Sherwood Forest and much more. There's several places for relaxing winter walks with family and friends this season.…

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Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 24th – 26th November

Now the lights are on and Winter Wonderland has come to town, we are getting full on festive this weekend in Nottinghamshire. For fans of the season there are oodles…

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Favourite Spooky Spots in Nottinghamshire

Back in 2012 we asked a few specialists of the odd and extraordinary, what were their weirdest encounters and where we might find the strangest and scariest places in Nottinghamshire.…...

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  • Retford Town Hall - Low Res Posted on 09 December 2011

    Hotels in Retford

    There are many hotels in Retford given the beautiful surrounding countryside and nearby attractions that make it a very enjoyable base for a weekend break.

    Stay at one of the many hotels in Retford and you’ll be able to visit the quaint nearby villages of Babworth and Scrooby. Famed for their links with the Pilgrim Fathers that went on to settle inAmerica, these villages hosted the first congregations of Bradford and Brewster’s separatist movement.

    Here’s our brief list of some of the available hotels in Retford that you may want to consider for a short break or a stop over on your way through the country.

    The Best Western West Retford Hotel is

  • Sherwood Forest couple with dog on path Posted on 09 December 2011

    Dave Woods Perambulation of Sherwood Forest

    Last week, we introduced a very special project that Dave Wood, Nottinghamshire poet, undertook to walk the 1662 boundary of Sherwood Forest. In this second and final part of the series, Dave talks about the special experiences during his two week walk:

     

    My partner said that only I could have come up with the idea of re-vitalising the beating of the boundarys with poetry, story and some degree (one hopes) of fun. The biggest headache is always the administration; project management by any other title.  So I won’t talk about that; though even that has had its touching and revelatory moments.

    Here’s a few of

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    Nottingham Then and Now Review

    In the latest of a series of books about Britain in Old Photographs, Douglas Whitworth has just released a book entitled, Nottingham Then & Now. The book comprises a good selection of old images of Nottingham together with their current view.

    In doing so the book is a useful almanac and pleasurable browse that brings to life the history and heritage of Nottingham in a very visual way. The front cover shows the view of Old Market Square from the far end of Long Row in 1900. The contrast between horse and carts and electric trams seem to show steady progress.

    It’s not always the case

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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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    Addicted to music and learning languages. Loves reading, gardening, travelling and everything new media related.

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    Originally from Preston – but now calling Nottingham home – Alistair’s a St Helens rugby league fan who loves travel and music.

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    Proud to represent the county I grew up in. Travel loving devoted mum of two who carries a torch for the city’s unsung hero, Captain Albert Ball VC.

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    Writer and amateur local historian with an affection for English eccentrics. Returned to Nottingham in 2013, only to fall in love with the creative and cultural goings of the city.

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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…