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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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  • Drumchasers, this weekend in Nottingham Posted on 30 September 2011

    Things to do this weekend, 30 September – 2 October

    WOW it’s hot! As we finally get some free time from work and school this weekend in Costa Del Notts, head out and about to visit events and attractions to enjoy the late summer sunshine. There are lots of things to do:

    East Markham Apple Day – now in its 19th year, this ode to the English Apple includes displays, entertainment, recipes, cider bar, fresh apple juice, hot pork rolls and more. With such a bumper crop this year, there’ll be plenty to go round.

    Osberton International Horse Trials – attracting some of the world’s leading riders, a variety of different trade stands and plenty of entertainment you’ll find world class

  • Sherwood Forest through the Ages Posted on 28 September 2011

    Sherwood Forest history through the ages

    This weekend on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 October, Sherwood Forest Country Park will celebrate the history and heritage of this world famous place by hosting a ‘Sherwood through the Ages’ event.

    Forever associated with Robin Hood, Sherwood Forest has a played an important part in history, much broader than in medieval times. From Copper Age man to the Romans, Saxons and Normans, you’ll get the low down on life in the early forest. You’ll also find a strong military presence as the region was central in the English Civil War and even modern army training.

    This weekend, there’ll be re-enactors demonstrating shelter building,

  • Old Market Square, Nottingham Posted on 26 September 2011

    Discover and Share Experiences in Nottingham Like a Local

    Which souvenir shop in Nottingham offers unique gifts at an affordable price? Where can someone get the best panoramic view of Nottingham? What is the best path for a family bike ride around the city?

    Touristic questions about Nottingham that can only be answered by someone with local knowledge are not easily found by using a search engine.  askalo Nottingham, the new Nottingham-focused Q&A community offers a platform for all questions and answers about Nottingham. Whether a person is looking for a good restaurant, free parking near the city centre, a good camp site, or a fun nightlife location, askalo Nottingham is the place to ask these questions and receive tips

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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…