Nottingham

Looking for the best things to do in Nottingham? Home of legendary outlaw Robin Hood, dynamic culture, historical landmarks and sporting glory Nottingham is one of the UK's most popular destinations. Here are some of our top recommendations of things to do and see in the bustling yet scenic city of Nottingham.

Nottingham Castle
With unrivalled views of the city, Nottingham Castle sits atop 130 foot high cliffs. Originally built by Norman the Conqueror in 1067, the Castle is embedded in history. Housing an impressive medieval and modern art collection, this ancient ruin is bursting with culture - the perfect place for visitors to take a step back from the bustling city life below.

Nottingham Cathedral
Visit the Cathedral of St Barnabas - one of Nottingham’s hidden gems. It has been a place of praise and worship for over 170 years and was designed and built under renowned architect AWN Pugin. Discover the richly decorated Blessed Sacrament Chapel in the heart of the cathedral, considered by many to be the jewel in the crown of St Barnabas Cathedral.

Flying Horse Walk Shopping Centre
If you’re after luxury, the Flying Horse Walk Shopping Centre boasts a collection of boutique shops offering an array of clothing, lingerie and jewellery designer brands. This shopping arcade has much to offer the discerning shopper and can be found in the heart of Nottingham’s retail district, uniting the busy shopping area of St Peter’s Gate and South Parade.

Sherwood Forest
Explore Sherwood Forest, the legendary stomping-ground of Robin Hood. Discover ancient woodlands and a wide range of outdoor activities amid beautiful country parks, activity centres, villages and natural wildlife habitats. From archery to cycling and walking trails to boating, Sherwood Forest has something for everyone and certainly lives up to its legendary reputation!

Nottingham Playhouse
Experience world-class theatre in the heart of Nottingham with a brilliant range of new and classic plays and musicals, comedy, spoken word poetry, dance and family shows. Voted one of the UK‘s leading theatres, this impressive establishment is the ultimate place to visit for a night of brilliant entertainment.

Adrenalin Jungle
Enjoy an exciting day out with an impressive variety of activities such as archery, quad biking, an assault course, jungle olympics and even treasure hunts. The Adrenalin Jungle provides the perfect activity day for those who are seeking exhilarating challenges suitable for both adults and children.

City of Caves
Discover a hidden world of caves beneath the bustling streets of the city, with actor-led tours and the chance to freely wander around with a great audio guide. Promising an archaeological journey, the City of Caves is a must-visit place to learn a great deal more about the ancient city of Nottingham.