Real Madrid, Benfica, Inter Milan, Ajax Amsterdam, Bayern Munich, Liverpool, AC Milan - and Nottingham Forest? Yes the local football team is in there with Europe's soccer greats, as one of the teams that have won the continent's premier club competition, the European Cup, in successive seasons. Forest managed it in 1979 and 1980. It's been pretty much downhill since then.....
The Cellar Caves extend from near the entrance of the Inn an continues to slpoe downwards all the time for about 100ft under the Castle Rock so that they are almost under the banstand in the Castle Grounds !
The Cock and Hoop is an old pub in a half-timbered building, which serves its own Cock and Hoop ale, specially brewed for it by Nottingham Brewery. So, if you want to try really local beer, this is the place for it. It has a selection of other real ales too. This is a place for serious beer drinkers and attracts CAMRA members and the like, not the teenage alco-pop drinkers that you find in many of the city centre pubs at the weekend. It's listed in the Good Beer Guide.
An Elizabethan House set in a deer park with a large lake. There are a couple of museums here, the Natural History and an Industrial museum. The Yard Gallery in the stables houses local art exhibitions.
IWOLLATON HALL INDUSTRIAL MUSEUM
Industrial Museum with a wonderful display of Textile, Transport and Technology from Nottingham's past on display, including favourites like the Bassford Beam Engine, a fully operational analogue telephone network that you can see working whilst you chat, a display of cycles, motor cycles and motor cars linked to the city and some of the most important lace making machinery that put Nottingham on the textile map forever. The Steam Engine House has a fully operational Steaming Day run by the Nottingham Arkwright Society on the last Sunday of every month including November, December, January and February. The Industrial Museum is accessed through the Courtyard Stables shop and via the Wollaton Visitor Centre.
Opening times: Open Daily
11:00am - 5:00pm March to October
11.00am - 4.00pm November to February
Admission: Weekdays FREE, Weekends and Bank Holidays £1.50 adults, 80p conc. Family Ticket £3.80. Joint Ticket for all at Wollaton Hall and Park: £2.00 adults, £1.00 conc. Family Ticket £5.00, Car park £1.00 (up to 2 hours) £2.00 for the day.
THE YARD GALLERY,WOLLATON PARK, COURTYARD STABLES
A vibrant exhibition space with a changing programme of exhibitions exploring art and the environment with many nationally acclaimed exhibitions displayed since its debut exhibition in late 1996.
Opening times: Open Every Day 11:00am - 4:00pm November to February, 11:00am - 5:00pm March to October, Except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.
Admission: FREE Every Day, Car park £1.00 (up to 2 hours) £2.00 for the day.