History and Heritage
Discover the magical history and heritage of Nottinghamshire, from the recently opened National Civil War Centre in Newark to the ice age drawings at Creswell Crags. There is no better time to visit Nottinghamshire with the historic Theatre Royal and Forest Football Club this region is dripping in history and heritage.
Experience the engaging heritage on show at the Galleries of Justice and Great Central Railway in Nottingham. Then explore the preserved snapshot of a traditional 1920’s home at Mr Straw’s House in Worksop or the magnificent Elizabethan mansion at Wollaton Hall. Or follow in the footsteps of Robin Hood in Sherwood Forest, which is always a winner with the children.
There are a plethora of opportunities for days out in Nottinghamshire all offering new and exciting experiences. With a whole host of trails around the city and the countryside exploring the heritage of Nottinghamshire doesn’t have to break the bank.
Activities and Attractions
With a range of activities from educational and historic to family friendly days out Nottinghamshire has a host of attractions to keep you busy. Which side will you choose? At the National Civil War Centre in Newark you can relive Britain’s deadliest conflict that shaped the modern Britain we know today. Discover how the people of Newark survived three sieges by dodging cannon fire, hammering flat family silver to make coins, only for plague to ravage the town. Put yourself on the front line, feel the weight of armour and weapons and aim to destroy the Governor’s House as a Parliamentarian gunner. A trip to England’s best small visitor attraction at the Nottingham Galleries of Justice is fun for all the family exploring the museum of crime and punishment.
Many visitors to Nottinghamshire come for the magical walks through Sherwood Forest. With some of the oldest trees in Europe the 450 acre country park is renowned for its association with Robin Hood. Every year in August Sherwood Forest opens up for a week long Robin Hood festival celebrating the life and times of the world’s most famous outlaw. With trails through the ancient oak trees you can take a leisurely wander through these mythical woods full of charm and history. With hundreds of walking and cycling trails you will never be stuck for routes through the stunning countryside. If you’re looking for a more extreme outdoor activity Go Ape at Sherwood Pines lets you swing through the trees and fly down zip wires, if you don’t have a head for heights you can hire a segway and ride round the picturesque forest.
Stuck for ideas whilst on a family holiday? Nottinghamshire has it covered with a range of activities for all ages of the family. The Adrenalin Jungle offers a range of outdoor entertainment including paintballing, quad biking, archery, karting and assault courses. With a huge range of activities there is something that everyone in the family can get stuck in and enjoy. However, if you’re looking for a more tranquil day out with the family the Hawks of Steele runs falconry experiences where you can get up close to the birds in beautiful surroundings. With a range of other activities you will never be stuck for ideas in Nottinghamshire. For a range of other attractions and activities click here.
Food and Drink
With food festivals throughout Nottinghamshire you can nibble and sip all the delicious delicacies Nottinghamshire has to offer. With a host of local produces such as tasty cheeses from the Nibblenose Cheese Company, award winning sausages and the Ultimate Fudge Company you’re spoilt for choice. In addition hand crafted drink made from century old recipes is on offer to wash down the mouth watering food. With a wide range of restaurants across the region showcasing the best locally sourced produce on offer in Nottinghamshire. What better way to enjoy a home cooked meal in one of our stunning pubs than with a pint of real ale, with a range of Cask Marque accredited pubs you can be sure of a great pint in Nottinghamshire.
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