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Nottingham

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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.

Where to stay in Nottingham

Jurys Inn Nottingham Hotel
Jurys Inn Nottingham Hotel
4 out of 5
Waterfront Plaza, Station Street, Nottingham, England
Fully refundable
The price is $62 per night from Aug 26 to Aug 26
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 ...
4.4/5Excellent! (975 reviews)
"Lovely clean, spacious hotel. Very comfortable in all aspects. Good shower, towels, beds, storage space. Decent breakfast and lovely, helpful staff. Couldn't fault it in any way. Very good value for money."

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

Jurys Inn Nottingham Hotel
St James Hotel, BW Premier Collection
St James Hotel, BW Premier Collection
4 out of 5
Rutland Street, Nottingham, England
The price is $65 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Located in Nottingham City Centre, this romantic hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem and Nottingham Castle. Nottingham Trent University ...
3.9/5Very Good! (837 reviews)
"Hotel was nice, unfortunate its opposite uni accommodation so all you hear from 6pm till 3am is music blaring and during the hot weather you are left with no alternative but to close the window to drown out the noise. Needs some TLC here and there but overall staff were very nice and helpful."

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2021

St James Hotel, BW Premier Collection
Crowne Plaza Nottingham
Crowne Plaza Nottingham
4 out of 5
17-31 Wollaton Street, Nottingham, England
The price is $70 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Located in Nottingham City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Theatre Royal and Nottingham Trent University. Nottingham Castle and Motorpoint ...
4.2/5Very Good! (959 reviews)
"Good hotel to stay for business trip. I was disappointed that the gym was closed on Monday when I was there."

Reviewed on Jul 4, 2021

Crowne Plaza Nottingham
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Roomzzz Nottingham City
Roomzzz Nottingham City
4 out of 5
Stanley Place, Talbot Street, Nottingham, England
The price is $68 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 9
Located in Nottingham City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Alea Nottingham and Theatre Royal. Nottingham Trent University and Nottingham ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (568 reviews)
"Great location and friendly service. Rooms were very clean on arrival and the free grab and go breakfast was a great touch. Only downside was the bed was a little hard for us."

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2021

Roomzzz Nottingham City
SACO Nottingham - The Ropewalk
SACO Nottingham - The Ropewalk
4 out of 5
The Ropewalk, Nottingham, England
The price is $80 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Located in Nottingham City Centre, this eco-friendly apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Nottingham Cathedral and Theatre Royal. Nottingham Trent ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (69 reviews)
"Lovely clean apartment with everything you need. Helpful., friendly staff."

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2021

SACO Nottingham - The Ropewalk
Dwell City Living
Dwell City Living
4 out of 5
2-6 Alfreton Road, Nottingham, England
The price is $75 per night from Aug 1 to Aug 1
Located in Nottingham City Centre, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Nottingham Cathedral and Theatre Royal. Nottingham Trent University ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (13 reviews)
"Really nice and modern place with a decent price, considering all the other alternatives in the city."

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2021

Dwell City Living
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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