Accommodation in Nottingham runs the gamut from large national hotel chains to smaller, independent bed and breakfasts. It's slightly cheaper to stay just outside the city centre where, thanks to Nottingham's excellent bus network, you’ll never be too far away from the main sights.
Ever since geese were driven from Lincolnshire to be sold in Nottingham - the origins of the annual Goose Fair - the city has remained a top shopping destination. Radiating out from Old Market Square, the city centre is packed with national chains and independent boutiques. Nottingham is also full of high-end brands and the home of Paul Smith's flagship store.
Nottingham packs some impressive history and culture into its compact location on the River Trent. The city stands atop an intricate network of caves, has a 17th-century castle, and enchants kids with its many stories from the Robin Hood legend. Thanks to a lively student population, the town also offers many buzzy bars and clubs alongside a plethora of traditional pubs.
Nottingham's compact city centre makes it easy to hop between bars and pubs or take a fortifying tea break while shopping. Cafés and small sandwich shops are rife across Nottingham, and many of the city’s most polished restaurants can be found in the leafy suburbs. Budget establishments indulge a swelling student population, while old-world taverns delight real-ale aficionados.
Nottingham is a vibrant, modern city soaked in myth and history, where Robin Hood’s story still lives on in the streets and surrounding forests. The city's excellent nightlife options make it popular with a young crowd, and history aficionados love the scattering of Tudor-style buildings throughout the centre. Located right in the middle of England, Nottingham is easily accessible from most other major cities.
Tales of 13th-century outlaw Robin Hood mesmerise visitors on a Nottingham city break. Victorian lace mills, the River Trent and market square are part of the city’s charm, and a thriving bar and dining scene keeps the city on its toes. Book a Nottingham hotel to explore this central England town.
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