20 Park Row, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 6GR
20 Park Row
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Nottingham is well known for its most famous son and folk hero, Robin Hood.
The Robin Hood Trail in Sherwood Forest is a major attraction and will take you to Nottingham Castle, the Galleries of Justice (said to be the most haunted place in the UK) and the ancient caves that Robin may have used as a hiding place. Thieves Wood used to be a haunt for outlaws and Fountaindale is where Robin Hood first met Friar Tuck.
Nottingham Castle sits high up on a rock, and commands spectacular views over the city. It dates back to 1068 with a history that contains sieges, murders and intrigue! You could also take the Civil War Trail and explore the many buildings that relate to that period; it starts at the Newark Bronze map in the castle grounds.
Lace-making helped Nottingham attain worldwide recognition and The Lace Market was once the centre of the world’s lace industry. It’s now a protected heritage area, full of 19th century industrial architecture.
Nottingham Contemporary is one of the largest contemporary art centres in the UK. With four galleries, 132 skylights, a performance and film space, plus a range of special events and children’s workshops, it’s well worth a visit.
The nightlife is superb – the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall are both in the city centre and stage a diverse range of shows and events. The Cornerhouse is a huge leisure complex with a cinema, casino and its own Just the Tonic Comedy Club.