An Introduction to Nottingham
Nottingham, on the river Trent, is an old market town that has also played host to both the Victorian lace industry and the Tales of Robin Hood. The market square remains the largest square in England. Although the town dates back to the 1100's and has an ancient castle, the majority of the impressive architecture is in the Victorian and gothic revival styles as this era was when the town was of greatest importance.
Things to do in Nottingham
Nottingham is home to the re-enactment of 14th century crime and punishment trials at the Galleries of Justice. Pre-dating these trials is Nottingham Castle, a 12th century castle opened to the public and restored in the 17th century. The historic old market square holds annual markets and Wollanton Hall and Park is a Grade one listed Elizabethan house. Greens Mill is a small science centre in Nottingham.
Getting to Nottingham
Nottingham is easily accessible from Nottingham East Midlands Airport 13 miles away. Birmingham International and London Luton Airports are two hour train rides to Nottingham. National Express run coaches from all major UK airports to Nottingham (Broadmarsh Bus Station, in the city centre).
There are trains every hour from London St. Pancras to Nottingham. Nottingham train station is adjacent to the city centre and the journey is around 2 hours.
Leave the M1 motorway at Junction 25 to join the A52 to Nottingham.
By Coach and Bus
National Express runs coaches to Nottingham from destinations all over the UK. The main bus operator is NCT- Nottingham City Transport.