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Day Visit Itineraries

24 hours in the city

10am

Have your picture taken in front of the Robin Hood statue before visiting Nottingham Castle where you will see some fine art and stunning views from the castle terrace. 

11am

Take a tour of the Nottingham Castle caves before visiting the nearby Museum of Nottingham Life at Brewhouse Yard.

Midday

Stop at England's oldest inn, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem for a pint of ale and a hearty meal.

1.30pm

Enjoy a stroll around the historic Lace Market area and discover the city’s Victorian and Georgian architecture.

2.30pm

Explore the vintage shops around Hockley and then visit the flagship Paul Smith Store on Low Pavement.  Alternatively, hit the shops around Bridlesmith Gate where you will find a mix of well-known retailers alongside independent stores.

3.30pm

Explore the old court and gaol at the Galleries of Justice Museum.

5pm

Call in at Nottingham Contemporary to see the latest exhibition. Over the years, the gallery has featured work by some of the best-known modern artists including Bridget Riley, David Hockney and Francis Bacon. Entry is FREE.

7pm

Head to the Cornerhouse where you will find a host of restaurants and bars, including Red Hot World Buffet. Or if you prefer fine dining, book a table at Hart's or World Service.

8.30pm

Have a laugh at one of the city's comedy clubs, Just the Tonic or The Glee Club.

11pm

Stroll around the compact city and stop for a drink at one of the many late bars.

Want to explore a little further afield?

A scenic morning out

Start your day in one of Nottinghamshire’s market towns – Retford, Southwell, Mansfield or Newark – and stock up on delicious local produce so you can enjoy a picnic lunch.

Then venture out to visit one of Nottinghamshire’s great attractions which include Sherwood ForestRufford AbbeyClumber ParkCreswell Crags and Newstead Abbey.

A fun packed afternoon

Nottinghamshire is a great place to enjoy great outdoor activities with cycling at Sherwood Pines, white water rafting at the National Water Sports Centre or archery at either the Adrenalin Jungle. You can also explore Sherwood Forest by swinging through the trees at Go Ape!

Or alternatively, a relaxing afternoon

For a relaxing afternoon, why not visit one of the county's arts and crafts centres? At Thoresby Courtyard you can buy beautiful pieces created by artists, while Patchings Arts Centre hosts monthly exhibitions. It also has a restaurant and a shop where you can buy art materials. The beautiful Welbeck Estate in the north of Nottinghamshire also makes the ideal place to spend a day. Stroll around the grounds, call at the Harley Galleryand treat yourself to some fine local produce at the Welbeck Farm Shop.

Highlights

St Mary Magdalene Newark

St Mary Magdalene Newark

Open:  Monday – Saturday 8.30am – 12.00 &, 1.30pm - 4.00pm, Sunday...

Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club

Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club

Trent Bridge, the home of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, is a...

Maun River Cottage B&B

Maun River Cottage B&B

Set in the pretty village of Ollerton,within 2 miles of Sherwood...

The Big Tops Children’s Indoor Play and Party Centre

The Big Tops Children’s Indoor Play and Party Centre

The Big Tops children’s play and party centre is an indoor soft play...

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