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Robin Hood – noble outlaw, altruistic rebel, man of the people... Cheese riots, luddite frame breakers, rebel writers, civil-war-mongerers – Nottinghamshire has been home to outlaws since its early days.…



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Farmyard Frolics with Harker’s Farm Shop

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Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 8th – 10th December

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  • East Markham by Lisa Hall Posted on 21 November 2011

    Love Notts Photography Competition

    On Friday 18 November 2011, Experience Nottinghamshire finally revealed the final 30 pictures in our photography competition.  The hunt is now on to find the People’s Choice, with public voting taking place on the official Experience Nottinghamshire Facebook page, Love Notts.

    Launched last month, the competition has been open to local people to find the best images of Nottinghamshire places. The best image judged by Experience Nottinghamshire staff will appear as the front cover of our new 2012 official visitor guide for the city and county.

    Since the competition went live on our website, over 200 pictures have been sent in to the competition and the calibre of images is extremely high.

  • Climbing-Adventure Posted on 17 November 2011

    Adventure Team unveils new 42ft Climbing Centre

    Nottingham City Council’s Adventure Team launches its brand new facility on the 21st November 2011.

    Funded by the Youth Bank of Nottingham, the new challenge at Colwick Park Adventure Centre is a breathtaking 42ft high and people of all ages are dared to put their bravery to the test on a variety of unique high challenges.

    Children and adults from across Greater Nottingham are invited to try new outdoor activities including the postman’s walk, gladiator challenge, crate stack, all aboard, two climbing towers and the leap of faith!

    The show-stopping leap of faith involves a 42ft solo climb up a wooden totem pole, balancing on

  • tho_mainbuilding_21_09_newmind Posted on 16 November 2011

    The Dukeries, Thoresby Hall

    Thoresby Hall is probably the grandest of all the buildings still standing which make up the former Dukeries area of Sherwood Forest. This beautiful setting tells a story of nobility dating back hundreds of years with intriguing history.

    The initial traces of the estate lie elsewhere in Nottinghamshire though. The nobility connection can be traced back to 1290 when Sir Henry Pierrepont married the heiress Annora de Manvers of Holme near Nottingham.

    The seat then became known as Holme Pierrepont and is known still today as the location for National Water Sports Centre and is open to the public. While the name of Manvers

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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…