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  • The Newark Garden Show 2019

    The Newark Garden Show 2019

    Newark

    The Newark Garden Show is back for 2019 and promises to be bigger and better than ever before!Packed with beautiful blooms and quality plants at ama…more

  • The Lady Boys of Bangkok: Greatest Showgirls Tour!

    The Lady Boys of Bangkok: Greatest Showgirls Tour!

    Nottingham

    The entertainment soars from start to finish with infectious showstopping performances that will bring you to your feet time and time again. The glamo…more

  • All About Dogs Show Newark 2019

    All About Dogs Show Newark 2019

    Newark

    The All About Dogs Show is the UK's FAVOURITE dog event for dogs of all shapes and sizes - and it's returning to the Newark Showground on 21st and 22n…more

  • Time Warp 1940s

    Time Warp 1940s

    Nottingham

    Enjoy some sounds for the 40s at The Berliner, Thursday 25th April. Join the fantastic Jeanie Barton and Friends for a night to remember, showcasing…more

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Nottinghamshire is a county thats good at spinning a yarn. So many myths and legends seem to spring from its ancient countryside youd be forgiven for thinking it was a county populated solely by poets and scriptwriters. It is, nevertheless, a county packed with tranquil and picturesque countryside, from lush arable land to old meadows, to ancient forests and from old castles to classic country pubs.Birthplace of writers such as Lord Byron and D H Lawrence this is the most English of counties, sat in the heart of the land and at the heart of English history too.

To glimpse some of that history one of the first places to go should be Newark, to visit both St. Mary Magdalene Church and the ruins of Newark medieval castle.Retford too, in the north of Nottinghamshire is packed with old Georgian buildings and for a more literary twist, it is worth checking out Newstead Abbey, home to Lord Byron and Eastwood, the town that inspired DH Lawrence. Best of all is Nottingham itself - from the Georgian Buildings dotted around Oxford Street to the elaborately gothic St. Barnabas Cathedral or the medieval Nottingham Castle, this is a wonderful city. Other exhibits worth checking out include Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, the Galleries of Justice and the Brewhouse Yard Museum.

Of course no description of Nottinghamshire and its countryside would be complete without mentioning the most famous part of all; Sherwood Forest. The forest, along with the Vale of Belvoir, lives up to its billing and is truly a beautiful spot. Once there, highlights include the Major Oak, home to Robin Hood and St. Marys Church in Edwinstowe, where he is said to have married Maid Marion. Sherwood Forest Country Park itself is worth walking around and contains hundreds of trails for walkers and cyclists. From vibrant city life to fantastic scenery and living legends, Nottinghamshire has it all.

Days Out & Attractions

Attractions in Nottinghamshire

Fun days out in Nottinghamshire

Enjoy a fun filled and fantastic day out for all the family at a range of attractions in Nottinghamshire, including theme parks, castles, zoos, museums and historic houses.

Zoos & Safari Parks in Nottinghamshire

Zoos & Safari Parks

Get close-up and personal with a wild animal at a zoo or safari park in Nottinghamshire.

Theme Parks in Nottinghamshire

Theme Parks

Thrills and spills on rides and rollercoasters at a theme park in Nottinghamshire.

Museums in Nottinghamshire

Museums

Love British history?Come and take a stroll through the ages at a local museum.

Art galleries in Nottinghamshire

Art Galleries

From timeless classics to modern masterpieces, enjoy art at its very best.

Experiences

Experiences

Want to try your hand at something completely different? Try an experience...

Updated: 20/04/2019 16:44:32

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