Nottinghamshire Things to Do

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Nottinghamshire Things to Do

  • Edwinstowe

    This is the village at the heart of Sherwood Forest.It has quite a charm, despite being a tourist magnet It is also the village where I spent my teenage years, and my parents still live here, so I get to visit quite frequently.The Major Oak, Sherwood Forest and Saint Marys Church are the main attractions for visitors.The nearby Centreparcs...

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  • Creswell Crags

    Creswell Crags is a pretty limestone gorge with a small lake. The footpath around the lake is nice and flat and a pleasant short walk on a nice day. You would need no longer than an hour to amble round. On a still day you can get some nice photos of the reflections of the cliffs on the water.Stone tools and remains of animals have been found in the...

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  • Eakring - Plague village connection

    Dating back to the Domesday Book, St Andrews Church, Eakring is worth a visit for those interested in church architecture.The main structure of the church dates back to the 13th century- the tower is 13th century at its top, with a 15th century base. Over the centuries the church has been much restored. Of interest , William Mompesson, born in...

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  • Eakring - Oil Fields!

    Eakring is an attractive North Nottinghamshire village, red roofed houses, surrounded by wide sweeping fields, and forest land.About 2 miles outside Eakring is Dukes Wood- This was the site of UK's first Commercial Oil Field! On 26/3/1939 the well was spudded, and carried on production until 1978. By 1964 it had produced 47 million barrels of oil-...

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  • Ollerton

    Ollerton village was originally known as Alreton or Allerton which meant Farm among the Alders! Alder trees can still be seen today lining the River Maun which flows through the village. Ollerton developed as a village due to its location, originally on the York to London Road ( now by - passed) but continues to link the Newark to Worksop and...

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  • Wellow - Maypole

    The village of Wellow is probably most famous for its Maypole. This is the tallest permanent maypole in England, standing at 55ft high, topped by a cockral weather vane. Originally made of wood, provided by the Saville family, who resided at their Rufford Estate, the present pole was erected in 1976 and is made of steel.The Maypole stands on the...

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  • Collecting Royal Crown Derby

    Collecting Royal Crown Derby I know alot of people out there collect this stuff (my mother is an avid collector of Crown Derby pottery) so if you are interested to know, there is a visitors centre located in the city of Derby.There is a factory tour which lasts about 2 hours and includes a demonstration of how the pottery is made and also a tour of...

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  • Historic Newstead Abbey,...

    Historic Newstead Abbey, former home of the poet Lord Byron.A great place for a picnic in the summer months. Lots of information about Lord Byron can be found here(admission charges apply for the house and gardens.)

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  • Clumber Park

    Clumber park is 3800 acres of peaceful woods, open heath, farmland, a lovely lake and the longest avenue of lime trees in Europe. Clumber was part of Nottinghamshire's 'Dukeries', formerly home to the Dukes of Newcastle. The main house was demolished in 1938. This link shows the house as it stood on the banks of the lake. From the picture, only...

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  • Marvel at the Major Oak

    No-one really knows how old this grand old tree is, in the heart of Sherwood Forest. Estimates range from 800-1000 years old.Somewhere I have a photograph of me sitting inside the major Oak's hollow trunk when I was a little girl. Nowadays visitors are kept away by a fence in a bid to protect the trees roots.Legend has it that Robin Hood used to...

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  • See the animals

    White Post Farm CentreWonderful place for anyone of any age to get close to the animals. It is open daily from 10amPRICES VALID FROM 1st March 2005Adults: £7.00Senior Citizens: £6.25Children (3-16): £6.25Children under 3 : FREEAdults/Children with special needs: £6.30 - £5.65 (Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult)Groups of 10 or more,...

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  • Newstead Abbey

    Here is another place recently revisted that brings back memories of my youth.Newstead Abbey is an historic building set in large landscaped gardens that is well worth a visit. Not too far from nottingham, it is an oasis of tranquility.The abbey dates back to the 12thC, and is perhaps best known as being the ancestral home of one Lord Byron, the...

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  • 17 Chapel Street

    This is probably one for cricket fans only.The house is the birthplace of the famous Notts and England bowler Harold Larwood who was born here in 1904.Harold left school at 14, to work in the local mine, playing cricket for the village team at weekends.His talents were soon spotted, and he went on to play for county and country. He is most famous,...

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  • Nottingham Castle is worth a...

    Nottingham Castle is worth a visit. By the time i got to visit the Castle it had closed for the day. Nevertheless i did get a photo and on my next visit hopefully i'll see the Castle. The leaflet I picked up on the Castle at the tourist office had information in French, German, Spanish and Japanese. (Do they not expect English speaking visitors??...

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  • I always think Churches look...

    I always think Churches look spectacular from the outside but are something of a disappointment inside. Anyway, this is St. Mary's Church...

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  • Castle of Nottingham, a centre...

    Castle of Nottingham, a centre of the legends around Robin Hood and then the seat of the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. Now-a-days the castle doesn't look evil at all, with it's beautiful park and the expositions that are held inside. In Nottingham is also the Robin Hood-experience. This is a nice attraction that shows you all you want to know about...

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  • Wollaton Park and Wollaton...

    Wollaton Park and Wollaton HallWollaton Park is a recreation park situated at the area 'Wollaton' of Nottingham city and just next to the University of Nottigham cambus. It's a nice place to relax.

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  • gnt70's Things to Do Tip

    Robin's statue next to the Nottingham castle where the famous Sheriff (Robin's enemy) was living. Time passes and finally Robin rests next to the Seriff's home... :-)

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  • gnt70's Things to Do Tip

    You have to go there. These are the remains of the Sherwood forest where Robin and his friends were living many years ago! In the picture you can see the 'Major Oak' which is really massive. We were standing 50 metres from it, and it still looks so huge!

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  • Haddon Hall, Derbyshire

    Haddon Hall, DerbyshireTake time out to see how the gentry lived hundreds of years ago by visiting one of our many stately homes.

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  • The County of Nottinghamshire...

    The County of Nottinghamshire is renowned for it's link with the legendary Robin Hood. A small statue of him can be found at the base of Nottingham Castle in the City. Visitors may also like to go and take a look around the castle and it's grounds.

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  • Mens Nottingham Open Tennis...

    Mens Nottingham Open Tennis Tournament Have a great day out (weather permitting as it is all outside). Get to see famous players, buy some tennis equipment plus you can usually try out new sports stuff.

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  • Chatsworth House & Gardens

    Chatsworth House & GardensEverything for everybody, from Grannies to toddlers.

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  • Nottingham Transport Heritage...

    Nottingham Transport Heritage CentreSteam railway and bus museum in country park. Train and bus rides available.

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  • National Watersports Centre

    National Watersports Centre Watersports centre with full facilities in country park setting.

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  • Lace Centre

    Lace Centre Beautiful Nottingham Lace to see and to buy in a Medieval building.

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  • Visit 'The Tales of Robin...

    Visit 'The Tales of Robin Hood' you are invited to enter a world of mystery and merriment, where legend and adventure lives on.The chance to enter a world of mystery and merriment, where legend and adventure lives on.

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  • Go to Nottingham Castle.

    Go to Nottingham Castle. Nottingham Castle has long been noted as the home of the Sheriff, Robin's arch enemy. Prince John also spent a lot of time here. The original castle was situated on top of a high crag overlooking the city. It was built with a palisade of wooden stakes around it for protection by the Normans. The wood was replaced around...

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  • DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum

    DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum David Herbert Lawrence - novelist, playwright, poet and artist - was born at 8A Victoria Street, Eastwood on 11th September 1885. The house has been carefully restored and refurbished to reflect the lifestyle of the working class of Victorian times, and the early childhood of Lawrence himself. Various exhibition rooms...

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  • Visit the Nottingham Caves

    Visit the Nottingham CavesA chance to explore part of Nottingham's unique 700 year old man-made cave system.

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  • See Sherwood Forest.

    See Sherwood Forest.This is famous around the world as the legendary home of Robin Hood. Tradition states that Robin poached the King's deer in the forest. There you can see the mighty Major Oak, one of the largest and oldest oak trees in England. The hollow trunk of the mighty Major Oak is said to have hidden Robin and his entire band from the...

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  • Nottingham Castle

    Nottingham CastleNottingham Castle sits high on castle rock with great views over the City. It was totally destroyed after the Civil War and replaced by a Ducal mansion in 1674. In 1875 it was converted into the first municipal museum and art gallery outside London for fine and applied arts. The museum contains the new story of Nottingham...

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  • The Major Oak

    The Major OakLegend has it that Robin Hood hid from the Sherrif of Nottingham in this Oak! The tree is infact old enough to have been around at that time but would have been quite a bit smaller then! It's ancient limbs are held up with props and there is a fence around it to stop visitors climbing it or taking leaves as souveniers! Imagine the tree...

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  • Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem -...

    Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem - The oldest pub in England dating from 1189 AD!The oldest pub in England dating from 1189 AD! It was named due to the crusades against the Saracens, which Richard The Lionheart led soon after his bacame king. Anyone who has watched the film 'Robin Hood - Prince Of Thieves will remember that it starts in the Middle East,...

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  • Goose Fair

    Goose Fair This huge fair has been held annually since 1284, with a few exceptions for factors such as the plague and WW1! It is one of the largest and best fairs in the world with over 1 million people visiting during the 5 days it is open! I have some great childhood memories of the fair from when my grandparents used to take me there.

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  • Hardwick Hall

    Hardwick Hall Hardwick is set on a hill in Derbyshire and is famous for the New Hall, one of the greatest Elizabethan houses, which survives almost unchanged today. It was finished over 400 years ago and known to have more glass than wall. It contains one of Europe's best collections of embroideries and tapestries. The spectacular gardens, orchards...

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  • Nottingham Caves

    Nottingham Caves These ancient caves cover miles under the city. There are many features including a victorian slum, an old pub cellar, an air raid shelter, water wells and more. You can also walk under the remains of Drury Hill, one of the oldest roads in Nottingham. No, it wasn't bombed during the war, it was demolished in the terrible 1960's!

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  • SHE WILL NEVER GET HER LEG...

    SHE WILL NEVER GET HER LEG OVER WITH HER KNEES TOGETHER......BUT YOU NEED TO HOLD ON TIGHT WHEN RIDING ONE OF THESE.

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  • SEE BRITISH RIDERS DOING WELL...

    SEE BRITISH RIDERS DOING WELL AGAINST THE BEST IN THE WORLD.THIS IS MICHAEL RUTTER......WHO IS A BRILLIANT RIDER IN THE RAIN.

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  • WORLD SIDECAR RACING

    THIS IS STEVE WEBSTER AND PASSENGER DAVID JAMES THE WORLD CHAMPIONS.WEBSTER HAS BEEN THE BEST AROUND FOR YEARS.SIDECAR RACING IS EXCELLENT......I LIKE IT BECAUSE I USED TO PASSENGER WHEN I WAS A YOUNG LAD.

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  • WORLD SUPERBIKES OR GRAND PRIX...

    WORLD SUPERBIKES OR GRAND PRIX BIKE RACINGFANTASTIC ATMOSPHERE ESPECIALLY IF YOU CAMP AT THE CIRCUIT FOR THE WEEKEND.BARBEQUES ,LIVE MUSIC, PLENTY TO EAT AND DRINK.A BIG PARTY AND YOU CAN FLY THE FLAG AND SUPPORT THE BRITS OR RIDERS FROM YOUR COUNTRY.

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  • WSB racing .....world class...

    WSB racing .....world class fieldFRANKIE CHILLI ....another nice guy....the housewives choice.....good looking swine.....

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  • EXCITING STUFF

    This guy is Chris Walker from Nottingham who I met in Austria, a really nice fella, unlucky for him his engine blew in this race and he lost the championship.

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