NottinghamUnited Kingdom

Delve into the legend of Robin Hood and discover connections to Batman in this spirited city, which has played a major role in British industry and folklore.

Nottingham is a historic city surrounded by leafy suburbs and forests. Besides its associations with Robin Hood, the city is also known for its large university, parkland and history of lace production. Trace the city’s evolution through its medieval castle, Victorian warehouses and stylish contemporary art galleries.

Among the most thrilling places to begin your explorations is the Galleries of Justice Museum. Join a guided tour around the former courts, police station and prison with a costumed actor. Hear horrifying tales of the punishments executed in these dungeons.

The museum stands in the Lace Market area in central Nottingham, a hub for lace-making in the 19th century. Admire the tall, red-brick Victorian buildings that served as warehouses during the lace boom. This neighborhood also houses Nottingham Contemporary, an elegant modern art museum that hosts temporary exhibits, many of which offer social commentary on today’s world.

Nearby is St. Mary’s Church, which features impressive stained-glass windows and bronze door engravings. Walk west for 10 minutes to reach Nottingham Castle, which sits atop a hill known as Castle Rock. Inside the 17th-century building is a museum filled with historic relics and an art gallery.

Take a tour with City of Caves and explore the underground passageways of Nottingham. Enjoy a drink at Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, a historic pub that is among the oldest in the country. Just west of the city center is Wollaton Hall, a stately mansion that was used to portray Wayne Manor in the 2012 Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises.

Fly to East Midlands Airport and rent a car for the 25-minute drive north to Nottingham. Nottingham-bound trains depart from St. Pancras International in London; the journey takes less than 2 hours. Use the city’s acclaimed tram system and buses to get around town.

Medieval legends combine with modern restaurants, shops and art galleries in this dynamic city.

Top Hotels in Nottingham

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Park Plaza Nottingham
Park Plaza Nottingham
4 out of 5
41 Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, England
The price is $62 per night

Located in Nottingham City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Old Market Square and Theatre Royal. Nottingham Trent University and ...

4/5Very Good! (995 reviews)

"Very pleasant helpful staff, good location for city centre and the castle area, and restaurants."…"

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2020

Park Plaza Nottingham
Lace Market Hotel by Compass Hospitality
Lace Market Hotel by Compass Hospitality
4 out of 5
29-31 High Pavement, Lace Market, Nottingham, England
The price is $65 per night

Located in Nottingham City Centre, this romantic hotel is steps from Galleries of Justice Museum and Lace Market. Motorpoint Arena Nottingham and Nottingham ...

4.3/5Excellent! (308 reviews)

"The hotel is close enough to walk to/from the main train station in Nottingham - just a bit uphill if you're dragging luggage. It's in a lovely area of the city, right in the old industrial revolution heart of it, with a beautiful church on one corner and the National Justice Museum right across ..."…"

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

Lace Market Hotel by Compass Hospitality
Jurys Inn Nottingham Hotel
Jurys Inn Nottingham Hotel
4 out of 5
Waterfront Plaza, Station Street, Nottingham, England

Located in Nottingham City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Motorpoint Arena Nottingham, Old Market Square, and Theatre Royal. Nottingham ...

4.3/5Excellent! (998 reviews)

"Breakfast was amazing Staff were very friendly A bar fridge would have been great as I have medication that needs to be kept in a fridge"…"

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

Jurys Inn Nottingham Hotel

Reviews of Nottingham

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Chrissi

May 5, 2020

Nottingham is full of history. Whilst the castle was closed to visitors for renovations, the City Caves were an interesting tour. The Bell In and Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem are must-see pubs full of interesting backgrounds and stories. Great stay!

4/5 - Good

Claudia

Feb 17, 2020

Nottingham Castle is not open to the public until early 2021. The town is super pretty a lot of history and very familiar

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Nov 11, 2019

Yes, parking at the hotel was terrible, Our room was very cold, it was never handled we brought a heater to use in our room. At we could not get we could get room service. 7 pm we went to the to restaurant, tables were dirty, staff inattentive, only

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Sep 16, 2019

A big country and very beautiful with the people surrounding

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Aug 6, 2019

Lots of nightlife in the city.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jul 7, 2019

Recommend the Caves of Nottingham - fun visit but do be sure to book a tour in advance.

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