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Dinner at Cosmo Nottingham

Everyone has days when they're not sure what we fancy for dinner and on Wednesday last week that's exactly how I felt after I left the office. I couldn't make up my…

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OVO Energy Tour of Britain Stage 4: Things to Do in North Nottinghamshire

North Nottinghamshire is a beautiful part of the county with expansive countryside waiting to be explored, an array of interesting and exciting attractions to visit and excellent cycle routes popular…

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Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 29th September – 1st October

Each year as October sets in, Nottingham seems to amp up the number of brilliant events being thrown around the county, and this year is no exception. You may need…

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The Parliament Oak & Other Legendary Nottinghamshire Trees

With the legendary Sherwood Forest on the north Nottinghamshire's doorstep, it is no wonder Nottinghamshire has some incredible trees. A walk through the lush and leafy glades of Sherwood Forest…...

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  • Ale Trail - Front Cover Posted on 13 October 2011

    New beer lover’s guide to Nottingham

    Whether you prefer your ale strong, dark, bitter or pale, the real ale treasures of Nottingham are now in easy reach, thanks to a new Real Ale Trail launched by Experience Nottinghamshire this week in time for the Robin Hood Beer Festival.

    The Nottingham Real Ale Trail has been designed as a walking trail for both locals and visitors to the city, highlighting 15 of the best drinking holes in Nottingham, with a focus on their real ale offer.

    The trail brings together a selection of the highlights on offer here for real ale lovers – from some of the oldest pubs in the country to features such as canals, gardens and caves.

    The

  • SACO Apartments Posted on 12 October 2011

    SACO Apartments Nottingham Open Day

    On Thursday 3 November 2011, SACO Apartments will be hosting an Open Day for prospective business visitors between 4.30pm and 7pm.

    The self catering apartments are based on the Ropewalk in a stylish area overlooking The Park and just a short walk away from Nottingham Castle.

    There are a variety of one and two bedroom apartments available and all of them come with a spacious living and dining area, including full kitchen facilities with oven, hobs, fridge, freezer and more.

    Whilst the apaprtments can also be used for visitors on a short break, the layout and contemporary style of the self catering accommodation is perfect for business travellers who may be coming to Nottingham

  • Nottingham Castle Posted on 10 October 2011

    A short history of Nottingham Castle

    It’s 180 years to the day since Nottingham Castle was almost destroyed by fire. With such a momentous date in mind, I thought I’d write a brief history of this famous place.

    Nottingham Castle will forever be associated with Robin Hood but there’s far more to the story that is at the heart of English history and heritage. For centuries Nottingham Castle has been a key stronghold for Kings and Queen’s in their efforts to control and rule the country.

    The first castle was built in 1067 shortly after the invasion of William the Conqueror. It was a wooden structure but just three years

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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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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…