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Nottingham History & Telling Tales with The Woolly Tellers

If you caught last week's blog, you'll know that earlier this month we thoroughly enjoyed 'A Very Victorian Murder' with The Woolly Tellers - an evening of suspense which brought Victorian Nottingham…



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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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    Rutland Square Wedding Open Days 2012

    The Rutland Square Hotel has announced its first set of Wedding Open Days for 2012. These dates are as follows:

    Saturday 14th January 2012, 11am – 3pm
    Saturday 18th February 2012, 11am – 3pm
    Saturday 10th March 2012, 11am – 3pm
    Thursday 19th April 2012, 5pm – 9pm
    Thursday 17th May 2012, 5pm – 9pm
    Saturday 9th June 2012, 11am – 3pm


    Set in Nottingham city centre only a stone’s throw from Nottingham Castle, the hotel has great facilities overlooking the castle grounds in its conference centre directly opposite the hotel.

    The two main suites, the Rutland Suite and Castle Suite, can both hold up

  • 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.


  • 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

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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…