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Just What The Botanist Ordered

West Bridgford was the latest UK town to welcome artisan bistro The Botanist to their streets this month. Coming from an award winning franchise, which boasts branches in London's Sloane Square,…

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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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  • Heritage Open Days Nottingham Posted on 04 September 2017

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

    Each year, just as the summer comes to a close, there are four great days in September for history lovers and cultural explorers to look forward to. Offering free entry to dozens of fabulous venues and events, Heritage Open Days celebrate the culture, history, and architecture in the country and make for fantastic days out.

    Whether you’re visiting Nottinghamshire or fancy being a tourist in your own city, this is a brilliant opportunity to get out and see what Nottingham has to offer! We have picked our favourite open days within Nottinghamshire for you to explore this weekend. For more information on Heritage Open Days, including an extended list

  • Nottingham Mela Festival Posted on 01 September 2017

    Nottingham Mela Festival 2017 : A Feast For The Senses

    A sensational display of music, dance, colour and celebration is set to take over Nottingham between 8th – 10th September as the UK’s original Mela Festival once again blossoms into life!

    Celebrating the 70th anniversary of Indian Independence, this year’s theme centres around ‘Looking back, moving forwards’. Blending traditional South Asian culture with contemporary elements. The theme looks to celebrate and explore South Asian diaspora communities in the UK today.

    A true feast for the senses, the weekend will be jam-packed with South Asian themed workshops, live music, authentic cuisine, traditional arts and crafts, theatre, art and entertainment, aimed at families and people from all walks of

  • Sherwood Pines Cycling MED Posted on 30 August 2017

    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 with every level of cyclist. For ideas on where to stop off for food and drink, please read part one of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain blog here.

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    Clumber Park Cycle Route, Worksop

    Clumber Park is a National Trust Property with an expansive parkland, farmland and woodland covering over 3800 acres. It was once the seat of the Duke of Newcastle, and now offers colourful scenery throughout the year, thanks to the wide variety of types of trees and its

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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…