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GUIDE Nottinghamshire’s number one guide for accommodation, sports, entertainment, culture, shopping, drinking and dining

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Pay for parking Suitable for children (may include ages) Good for rainy days – activities under cover Rural walks – set in country parks and gardens Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme Quality Assured Visitor Attraction. Awarded to attractions showing a particularly high level of quality and customer service. Green Flag Award National standard for parks and green spaces in England and Wales. Star Awards Nottinghamshire Stars Tourism Awards 2013 winner. Nottinghamshire Farm Tourism Attractions and accommodation on working farms.

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Pictured 01. Nottingham Castle 02. Newark Market Place 03. Mr. Straw’s House 04. Meerkat at White Post Farm 05. Newark Castle 06. Ezekial Bone – Robin Hood of the 21st Century 07. Outdoor theatre at Wollaton hall 08. Welbeck Farm Shop

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Tourism Information Guide

Map references F7 T17 Look out for the grid references featured on the listings. You’ll find them on the city (blue) and country (red) maps at the back of the guide. Please make sure you plan ahead of your visit and always check the relevant organisations first. To find out more about Nottinghamshire and for up-to-date listings, please go to: www.experiencenottinghamshire.com All content accurate at time of going to print, February 2014.

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Introduction In Notts we love to welcome you with open arms.

We love to save the date Find out about the many great events taking place in 2014/15.

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The County Close-up In Notts we love to inspire you pages 07 – 27.

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Sporting, Leisure and Spas Sporting landmarks, leisure pursuits and relaxing spas.

Places of Interest All the best places to visit.

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Shopping and Local Produce Big retailers to artisan schools.

Drinking and Dining An array of delightful places to eat and drink. 08

Travel By tram, train, bus or on foot, it’s easy to get around.

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53 93 Places to stay City based and country retreats.

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Maps Help to find your way around Nottinghamshire.

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Nottinghamshire. One word sparks a domino effect of images;

from world-beating musical shows to a thriving city and cultural scene, world-class sport to sweeping country landscapes and quintessential traditions to a renowned legendary heritage. Located in the heart of the UK, Nottinghamshire is a diverse county which has it all! 01

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Robin Hood is just the beginning of the stories Nottinghamshire is able to tell. Create your own legendary story while here and be inspired by the fresh country air, friendly people and abounding creativity.

Pictured 01. Robin Hood 02. Old Market Square 03. Green’s Windmill 04. Nottingham Council House 05. Colston Bassett Stilton 06. Rufford Abbey Country Park 07. Newark Castle 08. Snowdrops at Hodsock Priory

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Be inspired by world class local and international exhibitions and cultural performances at top venues across the county. Enjoy your visit – we know you will! Where to start first is your big decision so let this guide help you decide...

Explore England’s most haunted building, oldest pub, smallest cinema, largest town square and an underground web of caves, in a county known for its history – both the grand and the quirky.

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Enjoy fresh local produce in the home of the Bramley apple and Stilton cheese, international cuisine and fine dining at one of the hundreds of bars, restaurants, cafés and pubs. Choose from a Michelin Star restaurant, celebrity kitchens, continental delis or cozy corner cafés.

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TO SAVE THE DATE Here are some of the many great events taking place in 2014/15. Visit our on-line events guide www.experiencenottinghamshire/whats-on for all Nottinghamshire events taking place throughout the year

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February 2015 (TBC) Snowdrops at Hodsock, Hodsock Priory, Near Blyth Nottinghamshire

8 – 10 April 2014 Torvill & Dean’s Dancing on Ice the Final Tour, Capital FM Arena, Nottingham

February 2015 (TBC) Light Night, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham

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MARCH 16 March 2014 East Midlands Sci-fi and Fantasy Convention, Albert Hall, Nottingham

10 – 11 May 2014 Nottinghamshire County Show, Newark Showground, Nottinghamshire 25 May 2014 The Milk Race, Various City Centre Locations, Nottingham

Visit our website for details of all Nottinghamshire events including sporting, music, dance and theatre productions, as well as the full Trent to Trenches WWI centenary programme.

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JUNE 5 – 8 June 2014 Southwell Folk Festival, Southwell, Nottinghamshire 12 – 14 June 2014 Forest Live 2014, Sherwood Pines Forest, Nottinghamshire 13 – 15 June 2014 The Great Notts Show, Old Market Square, Nottingham 21 – 22 June 2014 Cycle Live, Various Locations, Nottinghamshire 25 June – 13 July 2014 In Notts we love Dance, Various Venues, Nottingham 28 – 29 June 2014 Trent to Trenches Living History Event, Rufford Abbey, Nottinghamshire

28 June – 6 July 2014 International Byron Festival, Hucknall, Nottinghamshire

22 – 24 August 2014 Summer Nights Film Festival, Wollaton Park, Nottingham

17 October – 3 November 2014 Game City, Various Locations, Nottingham

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30 August 2014 Royal London One Day International Series, Trent Bridge, Nottingham

9 – 13 July 2014 Investec Test Match Series England vs. India, Trent Bridge, Nottingham

30 – 31 August 2014 F2 Power Boat Championships, National Water Sports Centre, Nottingham

18 – 19 October 2014 Senior British Rowing Championships, National Water Sports Centre, Nottingham

19 July 2014 Splendour Festival, Wollaton Park, Nottingham

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25 October 2014 Bramley Apple Festival, Southwell, Nottinghamshire

5 – 25 September 2014 D.H. Lawrence Festival, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire

25 – 26 October 2014 Robin Hood Pageant, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham

28 September 2014 Ikano Robin Hood Marathon or Half Marathon, Various Locations, Nottingham

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19 – 20 July 2014 Junior British Rowing Championships, National Water Sports Centre, Nottingham 25 July – 1 September 2014 Nottingham Riviera, Old Market Square, Nottingham 26 July – 16 November 2014 Trent to Trenches Exhibition, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham 30 July 2014 Wuthering Heights, Outdoor Theatre, Creswell Crags, Nottinghamshire

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19 – 27 September 2014 Nottingham Comedy Festival, Various Venues, Nottingham 17 September – 12 November 2014 Trent to Trenches ‘Fields of Battle’ Open Air Exhibition, Nottingham City Centre

OCTOBER 1 – 3 August 2014 Riverside Festival, Victoria Embankment, Nottingham 4 – 10 August 2014 30th Anniversary Robin Hood Festival, Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire

18 – 19 October 2014 Robin Hood Game and Country Show, Newark Showground, Nottinghamshire

19 November 2014 – 4 January 2015 Winter Wonderland, Old Market Square, Nottingham

DECEMBER December 2014 Aurora Winter Illuminations, Rufford Abbey, Nottinghamshire

1 – 5 October 2014 Goose Fair, Forest Recreation Ground, Nottingham 8 – 11 October 2014 Robin Hood Beer Festival, Nottingham Castle, Nottingham

Events are subject to change or withdrawal without notice and some dates are provisional.

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In Notts we love to remember and take you back in time Step back in time with us on a journey into war time Nottinghamshire, to discover the important events and places which made their mark in the history of the Great War.

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In Notts we love the underground Nottingham is a city built on caves, with over 400 man-made underground sandstone caves lying beneath the cobbles and dating back to medieval times. In fact, it has more man-made caves than anywhere else in Britain, and the network of caves has received Ancient Monument Protection.

Nottingham and cycling go hand in hand as our bicycle heritage includes the world famous Raleigh brand which was founded here in 1887.

In Notts we love culture vultures Nottinghamshire is home to a large number of artists and creative industry members. It’s also home to world-class art galleries including Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham Castle, New Art Exchange and Lakeside Arts Centre.

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In Notts we love a tasty brew Nottinghamshire is the ideal place for lovers of a traditional English pint. We have a barrel full of breweries and hops of pubs and bars serving locally brewed cask ales, beers and ciders.

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In Notts we love dance Do you love dance too? Then join us in Nottingham across three ‘In Notts We Love Dance’ summer weekends in 2014, as we celebrate our biggest ever programme of world class dance events.

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You can take a Lace Market Heritage audio trail through the streets of the city’s historic Lace Market – available from the Galleries of Justice museum.

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The many tales of Robin and his merry men have been enchanting audiences the world over for many centuries and you’ll find the famous outlaw’s folklore is kept very much alive with sights and attractions all over the county.

Nearby, Wheelgate theme park also pays homage to the legend with its very own Robin Hood Water Park. A great family adventure where kids can get wet and wild in the UK’s largest outdoor water park.

This year is no exception as 2014 marks the 30th Anniversary of the Robin Hood Festival set in the spectacular backdrop of Sherwood Forest, once one of Robin’s hideouts. The festival, which takes place in August, attracts enthusiasts from all over the world and this year’s event promises to be a great spectacle as the life and times of England’s folklore son are celebrated. Immerse yourself in history as the merry men and fair maidens among you are transformed back to medieval times as you marvel at street performers and jousting displays in this week-long celebration. Look out for the notorious Sheriff of Nottingham as well as the man in tights himself!

The Robin Hood Town Tour, where you will meet the man himself and hear his legendary tales as he takes you on a journey to discover the history and culture of our beautiful city, is an absolute must.

The enchanting village of Edwinstowe, situated on the edge of Sherwood Forest is where you’ll find St Mary’s Church where Robin and his fair maiden, Maid Marion are said to have tied the knot. In the village high street stands a fitting monument to the couple’s love story which is a top tip for a memorable photo opportunity.

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Pictured 01. Ezekial Bone during his Robin HoodTown Tour 02. Jezebel Strumpet at last years Robin Hood Festival 03. Robin Hood Water Park at Wheelgate Park 04. Mini Robin Hoods

Robin Hood lives on in Nottingham!

Ezekial Bone plays the Robin Hood of the 21st century and can also lead you onto optional tours of Sherwood Forest. Follow the arrow to these crowd pulling Robin Hood events this year The Robin Hood Game & Country Show, held at the Newark Showground in October, is the largest Game & Country Show in the East Midlands with fun fuelled demonstrations and spectacular displays. See the grounds of Nottingham Castle transform into a medieval village encampment for the annual Robin Hood Pageant, once home to Robin Hood’s arch enemy, the Sheriff of Nottingham. The Castle welcomes a range of colourful characters and takes you back in time to the 12th century every October.

In the same month the CAMRA Robin Hood Beer Festival is also held in the Castle grounds. This sell-out event gives visitors the opportunity to sample the widest choice of draught cask conditioned beers in the world. There is a staggering collection of 1,100 different real ales and 220 real ciders. With fine food and entertainment on offer too, this is a weekend for all merry men, women and children alike. One of Nottingham’s most recognised and loved monuments is the Robin Hood statue which stands just outside of the Castle grounds. Visitors flock to replicate his pose for the camera. Definitely one for sharing on social media – don’t forget to include the #lovenotts tag!

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legendary burger! Grab a ‘Sherwood Forest Burger’ at Annie’s Burger Shack in the city’s Lace Market. Created in honour of our legend’s famous hideout – it’s a top tip for after your town tour!

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OUR LEGENDS TO REMEMBER From legendary folk heroes and literary greats, music and fashion

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Lord Byron was the most fashionable and famous poet of Georgian England. Take a journey through his scandalous past on The Byron Trail which will take you to Newstead Abbey, Byron’s beautiful historic home, as well as many other related sites including his final resting place, St Mary’s Church. The International Byron Festival takes place in June with many activities for all interests.

Novelist D.H Lawrence who was most famous for novels Sons and Lovers and the controversial Lady Chatterley’s Lover grew up in the small Nottinghamshire town of Eastwood where the D.H Lawrence Museum and Heritage Centre is set. It is a multi award winning attraction where you’ll step back in time to the Victorian ages and discover more about the famous writer. His life and works are brought to life in the annual D.H Lawrence Festival in September.

The legendary story of the Pilgrim Fathers is a historic one and part of Pilgrim Country lies in Nottinghamshire. It was over 400 years ago that their journey began but their story is brought to life on the Mayflower Pilgrim tours. The tour will give you exclusive access to Scrooby Manor, once home to the Pilgrim Fathers.

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Join Nottinghamshire’s very own commemoration of the WWI centenary 2014 marks the 100 year anniversary since the outbreak of the Great War in 1914. It will be commemorated in Nottinghamshire with a special programme of nostalgic and memorable events called ‘Trent to Trenches’ taking place throughout the year.

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Some of the 100+ events taking place include a living history event at Rufford Abbey featuring song and dance, children’s activities and period re-enactments, a major exhibition at Nottingham Castle and the ‘Fields of Battle’ – an open air exhibition in the city which will be its first UK public appearance outside of London. For more details on the full Trent to Trenches programme visit www.experiencenottinghamshire.com/ trent-to-trenches

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Experience Nottinghamshire now Pictured 01. Captain Albert Ball memorial in the grounds of Nottingham Castle 02. Newark Air Museum, 03. The National Holocaust Centre and Museum

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IN NOTTS WE LOVE our most celebrated war hero Captain Albert Ball VC, described as the most daring, skilful and successful pilot the Royal Flying Corps ever had and their most famous ace during the Great War. His honours include the Military Cross and Distinguished Service Order (DSO) and two bars – the first person in the British Army to be so awarded. He is thought to have brought down a staggering 77 planes before his untimely death in service, at the age of just 20.

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Albert’s accomplishments were so recognised, even after death, that King George V visited the city to present his parents with the Victoria Cross in an official ceremony at The Old Market Square. A memorial statue was erected in his honour in the grounds of Nottingham Castle, which still stands proudly today. Albert’s Victoria Cross is housed in the Castle museum, with other memorabilia of our fallen legend also on display at the Museum of Nottingham Life at Brewhouse Yard.

Newark Air Museum brings historic aviation to life. Located on the former World War II airfield at Winthorpe, near Newark, the museum has a staggering 74 aircraft and cockpit sections with 21 aircraft listed in the National Aviation Heritage Register. The museum includes collections of aviation artefacts and aero engines and holds a significant archive that provides an insight into many aviation subjects. The British Army cavalry through the years Be immersed in stories of the Nottinghamshire Cavalry Regiments, The Queen’s Royal Lancers, The Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry and The South Nottinghamshire Hussars at this fascinating museum that tells the human, social and military history of these fine Regiments and the ongoing story of the British Army today. The Queen’s Royal Lancers and Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Museum at Thoresby Courtyard allows you to wander through the history of the cavalry from the days of the horseback charge, the great tank battles of the Second World War, to present-day operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. The centre only asks for voluntary donations from visitors in return for an inspiring day out.

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It was in Nottingham on 22 August 1642, that Charles I raised his royal standard as a signal for his supporters to rally to his side. Taking place just outside Nottingham Castle, the event effectively marked the beginning of the civil war. A plaque on Standard Hill, near the castle, commemorates the historic event. Today, in the Nottinghamshire market town of Newark, stands the remains of Newark Castle where you can follow the Civil War Trail, which takes in many of the sites and buildings that relate to the Civil War period. It highlights buildings where there is still evidence of the Civil War, such as the stonework of the castle which is blackened in parts from the gunpowder used by Parliamentary forces, and the church spire where a hole marks the spot where the shot from a Parliamentarian canon is said to have struck the church in 1644.

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The first Civil War Centre in the country will open in Newark, Nottinghamshire in 2015 which will tell the story of one of the greatest conflicts in English history.

The National Holocaust Centre and Museum – a moving and inspiring experience Tucked away in the village of Laxton, near Newark, you’ll find the UK’s most poignant place of remembrance for victims of the Holocaust, which began in South East Germany ahead of the Second World War. The museum covers Jewish life in Europe and the journey to concentration and death camps as well as survival and post-war justice. A visit isn’t complete without taking in a guest survivor talk. ‘The Journey’ is the first Holocaust exhibition in the UK created for younger children which follows a fictional Jewish child. However, the journey starts from the minute you arrive at the centre in the beautifully landscaped memorial gardens which provide space for reflection and remembrance amongst over 800 dedicated white roses.

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The peaceful landscape at Attenborough Nature Reserve set along the banks of the River Trent is perfect for cyclists and a great place to spot the wide variety of nature in its natural habitat. Also, the National Water Sports Centre is only a pedal or two away from the city yet a million miles away with a country park set amongst 270 acres.

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Take The Big Track, a fantastic waterside city ride where you can enjoy a 10 mile car free route that runs between Trent Bridge and Beeston Marina along the River Trent and canal and offers some truly glorious sites.

Nottingham and cycling go hand in hand as our bicycle heritage includes the world famous Raleigh brand which was founded here in 1887. The Nottingham Industrial Museum, located in the courtyard of Wollaton Hall Park and Deer Farm, which celebrates Nottingham’s rich industrial heritage, hosts a selection of Raleigh bicycles where the star piece is an original Thomas Humber bicycle from 1892. 01

Cycling in Nottinghamshire is a wheely great experience, with an abundance of routes across the county which take in some truly magnificent views. What better place for a cycle route than in the heart of the iconic Sherwood Forest. The Ancient Sherwood Route and the Adventure Pine Route off road routes are both designed to take a full day with planned refreshment stops, activities and time to enjoy the attractions. The family can enjoy the 5 mile Clumber Park trail which is part of their 20 mile cycle network. You could even try the Clumber to Sherwood Pines loop. The ‘Wiggins’ effect quickly spread across the country after the 2012 Olympics and since then cycling has become increasingly popular, not just as a sport but a loveable pastime. Nottinghamshire is a destination for avid cyclists and leisurely bike riders alike.

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No wheels? No problem Don’t worry if you aren’t able to bring your bike along with you. Cycle hire is available at Sherwood Pines Forest Park as well as Clumber Park where you can even hire electric bikes, tandems, child seats and trailers. There are also a range of bikes for hire at the National Water Sports Centre as well as many points across the city including the Nottingham Tourism Centre in the Old Market Square.

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Cycle Live Cycle Live is one weekend incorporating three great cycling events. Beginners and pros alike can enter the Nottingham Grand Prix whilst the children can take part in the Nottingham City Ride. The Great Notts Bike Ride isn’t for the faint hearted with a 25, 50 or 100 mile ride to participate in and guarantees you’ll take in the best Nottinghamshire scenery. Exploring our great outdoors If you like to explore the outdoors then Segways are a great way to get around places like the National Water Sports Centre, Wollaton Park and Sherwood Pines. Here you can even take a Go Ape Adventure with a guided safari, and when you’ve completed that, The Tree Top Adventure will set you swinging amongst over 3,000 acres of woodland. Still not tired? Then Adrenaline Jungle might be for you, with activities such as boot camp or woodland quad biking in Sherwood Forest plus many more heart pumping adventures. In nearby Newark, adjacent to the Newark Showground is ELK Motorsport’s all weather circuit-track; but just make sure you hit the brake as you take the ‘Newark Hairpin’ bend! If you prefer to keep your feet firmly on the ground and take it easy, then Nottinghamshire has plenty of walks, whether it’s a leisurely stroll or long distance walk. All allow you to take in the fresh air and admire the spectacular countryside views.

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Sporting history is synonymous with Nottinghamshire and probably no sport more so than our football legacies. Just a few minutes’ walk from Trent Bridge you’ll find the oldest existing football club in the world, Notts County (aka The Magpies) and then just across the river is Nottingham Forest Football Club’s City Ground – which was put firmly on the map, all thanks to outspoken football manager and sporting legend, Brian Clough who was manager between 1977 and 1993. If you visit the city make sure you take a picture of ‘old big ‘ed’ himself at the Brian Clough Memorial Statue by the Old Market Square.

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The River Trent reaches the city by the leafy edges of the Victoria Embankment, where you’ll find one of the oldest Test grounds and finest cricket venues in the world, Trent Bridge. As a host for county and Test cricket since 1838, this year is no exception. As the dust barely settles from hosting the first Investec Ashes series between England and Australia in 2013, we promise you an Indian summer as the doors are opened for the Investec Test Match Series followed by the Royal London One Day International between England and India. There’s much to discover about Trent Bridge’s history, and you can learn all about it with a guided tour that will take you on a journey from its humble beginnings to the modern state-of-the-art sports facility it is today. 16 | www.experiencenottinghamshire.com

Pictured 01. Olympic Gold Medallists’ Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott 02. Trent Bridge cricket ground 03. Southwell Racecourse

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It is 30 years ago since Nottingham skating legends Torvill and Dean’s perfect Bolero performance won gold at the Sarajevo Winter Olympics in 1984.

If horsing around is more your thing, then take in a day at the races at Nottingham Racecourse close to the city, or the charming rural setting of Southwell Racecourse. For a round or two, Wollaton Park Golf Club has a stunning setting overlooked by spectacular Wollaton Hall where this year sees the inaugural Robin Hood Open! Or on a rainy day, The Lost City adventure golf can be found on the lower ground floor of Nottingham’s Cornerhouse. Along with two indoor 18-hole courses, there is a licensed café bar serving drinks and light snacks. Nearby the National Water Sports Centre is not only a popular training ground for many Olympians but also one of our county’s treasures. The Centre is

packed with adrenaline-induced water sports like white water rafting, cable skiing, canoeing and kayaking with adventure courses and e-combat for those who prefer a ‘dry’ challenge. You’ll find activities for all ages and you don’t need to be training for the next Olympics to enjoy it. There’s even an on-site hotel and campsite so you won’t have far to walk at the end of the day! The Centre is also host of many great sporting events including this year’s World Powerboats Championship, the Junior & Senior British Powerboat Championships, the Dragon Boat National Finals and Canoe Slalom, sport of Nottingham’s sporting heroes Olympic 2012 Gold Medallists’ Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott. Nottingham’s Olympic swimming champion Rebecca Adlington has dipped her toes in the pool at Water Meadows in her home town of Mansfield. The family are guaranteed a splashing time with ride rapids, water cannons, wave machine and water rides. Ice champions Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean are most famously connected to Nottingham as the site of the National Ice Centre is where it all began for them. The Centre is now more famously home of ice hockey’s GMB Nottingham Panthers, where The Elite League Play Off Finals are held each year.

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Nottingham is a city built on caves, with over 400 man-made underground sandstone caves lying beneath the cobbles and dating back to medieval times. In fact, it has more man-made caves than anywhere else in Britain, and the network of caves has received Ancient Monument Protection.

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Visitors to Nottingham are often intrigued and lured underground, keen to discover what lies beneath. Throughout the years they’ve hosted uses including dungeons, cess-pits, breweries and beer cellars, malt kilns and even a bowling alley. The numerous attractions allow you to explore our intriguing underground where you can delve as deep as you dare!

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Enter The City of Caves at the Intu Broadmarsh shopping centre where you’ll then descend far below street level to discover how the caves were used as tanneries, bomb shelters and homes. On a separate adventure, discover the secret passageways and dungeons beneath the legendary Nottingham Castle where caves date back to medieval times. Hear gruesome tales of King David II of Scotland or Sir Roger Mortimer, whose ghost is reputed to haunt probably the most famous of all caves, Mortimer’s Hole. You may need someone’s hand to hold as The Nottingham Ghost Walk leads you on an eerie journey through the haunted caves beneath Ye Olde Salutation Inn, a public house dating back to the 13th century. And a top local tip, if you have never enjoyed a meal or beverage in a cave then visit the city’s Hand

and Heart on fashionable Derby Road or the acclaimed oldest inn in England, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem located at the foot of the Castle grounds. Both pubs started life as breweries and are set amongst ancient sandstone caves. Willoughby House, Sir Paul Smith’s flagship store, has caves behind it which is an early example of ‘Gentleman’s Caves’ – a carefully designed wine cellar with architectural features. Not only that, there is a network of three caves beneath the store! A museum beneath the city The only museum of its kind in Europe, The Galleries of Justice Museum in the former Shire Hall, boasts an underground ‘gaol’ dating back to the 18th century. Discover the sinister and grim stories of Nottinghamshire’s outlaws as they are brought to life in the very place where they were judged, imprisoned and executed.

Over at ‘Batman’s pad’, just outside of the city, you can venture underneath Wollaton Hall, a beautiful Elizabethan Manor built in the 1500s steeped in history and featured in the Warner Bros production of The Dark Knight in 2012. Situated in between the villages of Creswell and Whitwell the glory of Creswell Crags is not to be missed. A world famous archaeological site set in a limestone gorge honeycombed with caves and smaller fissures, and home to the World’s oldest ice age art! Discover the woolly mammoth and what the Crags were like during the Ice Age and take a tour of the Robin Hood Cave, the largest cave on site. Visit the on site museum where you’ll be amazed by the state of the art displays of the most important finds from the caves.

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In a rural farm setting close to Newark is The Pheasantry Brewery, a newly opened brewery converted from the original farm buildings in the grounds of High Brecks Farm. Try its Pale and Dark Ale and Pheasantry Best Bitter on the brewery tour.

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Castle Rock Brewery has been referenced as Nottingham’s ‘major micro’ and is the county’s largest brewery. Deemed as the ‘unofficial royal brewery’, in 2011 their famously brewed ‘Kiss Me Kate’ beer was created to celebrate the Royal Wedding. The ‘Diamond Reign’ brew came next in honour of the Queen’s Jubilee, not forgetting the latest recipe, ‘Baby George’. Castle Rock Brewery also supports Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust with a range of seasonal beers to promote the conservation of Nottinghamshire Wildlife. The Navigation Brewery is a micro-brewery housed in the old stable block behind The Trent Navigation pub, close to the Notts County football ground. Take ‘The Brewery Tap’ tour and sample Navigation Ales straight from the tap. If you’ve built up an appetite after the tour, be sure to sample the Navigation Banger with pork and Navigation stout!

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Welbeck Abbey Brewery is a traditional real ale brewery situated on one of England’s finest estates, Welbeck Abbey. Using only four quality ingredients; malted barley, finest hops, the estate’s own natural spring water and a unique strain of nurtured yeast.

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Robin Hood famously wore Lincoln Green and our legend is clearly the inspiration behind one of Nottingham’s newest breweries, Lincoln Green Brewing Company. It’s not a surprise to see ales such as Hood, Marion, Tuck and Sherwood not to mention the array of quirky celebratory brews. Have a pint of Lincoln Green or Pheasantry’s Ale aboard the Castle Barge in Newark, a former grain barge, now a pub and restaurant. Drink and dine with riverside views overlooked by the famous Newark Castle. Our local brews can be found in many pubs across the county as well as at The CAMRA Robin Hood Beer Festival where you’ll get to taste not only Nottinghamshire ales but the world’s largest selection of real ales, ciders and perries. A sell out four day event each October, so book early! The Canalhouse, a Castle Rock Brewery pub, is as unique as pubs come with a canal running through it – complete with barge. You have to see it to appreciate it!

No trip to Nottingham is complete without a visit to The Malt Cross, one of city’s finest historical gems. A former Victorian music hall, where it’s believed Charlie Chaplin performed before hitting big time fame. Are yer mashing duck? We know not everybody likes a beverage of the alcoholic kind and there isn’t a drink that is more quintessentially English than a cup of tea. If you’re in the city The Larder on Goosegate in fashionable Hockley, serves traditional afternoon tea in beautiful vintage china, or across the square you’ll find The Ned Ludd serving a range of specialist teas, coffees, homemade cakes and scones. If you do fancy a little tipple, try the Vanilla Ice Tea cocktail for two is a must. If you’re here for a theatre break then The Theatre Royal serve wonderful high tea in their elegant Dress Circle restaurant. Keep an eye out for specially themed high teas, close to panto season! At the D.H Lawrence Museum treat yourself to a luxurious Victorian afternoon tea at the D.H Lawrence Bistro and for that special occasion, add some bubbles with Champagne or a chocolate themed afternoon tea – as we are sure Lady Chatterley once enjoyed! At Thoresby Hall, near Sherwood Forest, afternoon tea is served in the Great Hall, three stories high.

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Whether you’re fine dining or grabbing a pub lunch, we are proud to say that it is highly likely you’ll be served something locally produced.

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You’ve got to have something that people go away with and remember.” Sir Paul Smith

Nottingham prides itself on having the second highest number of independent retailers outside of London. Our array of independent shopping, vintage fashion, big name retailers and lively markets make it the perfect destination for your next shopping break. Many of the city’s shops are located in historic buildings along streets that date back hundreds of years. You must take a sneak peak in Sir Paul Smith’s flagship store, a former 18th century mansion that is as beautiful inside as it is outside. Treat yourself in one of the select independent boutiques and designer brands located in The Flying Horse Walk, an exclusive shopping emporium in the heart of the city. Pictured 01. The Hen House, Southwell vintage shopping 02. Debbie Bryan Studio & Shop 03. School of Artisan refectory 04. Exchange Arcade, Nottingham 22 | www.experiencenottinghamshire.com

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In Hockley, located on the brink of the historic Lace Market, there are vintage stores galore and no shopping break is complete without exploring the hidden gems in the area. Many of them are tucked away in the side streets waiting for you to delve in to. A visit to the Debbie Bryan Studio & Shop is a must. It’s a treasure trove of beautifully designed pieces with many drawing on Nottingham’s lace making heritage. The intricate designs of Nottingham lace are like no other so if you take anything away as a souvenir this is the one to buy. It is rare! Pieces can be found in the Nottingham Tourism Centre by the Old Market Square. Derby Road just a stone’s throw from The Castle, is an area of unassuming sophistication and high quality independent, family-run shops where you are sure to stumble across unique finds from contemporary pieces to antiques. Browse Le Chien et Moi, housed in an elegant listed building, with a lovable resident Basset Hound called Mulberry, and offering an eclectic mix of unusual and beautiful things from around the world. Moving onto the delight that is The Worm That Turned whose mission is to help you make your outdoor space gorgeous with a selection of some fine garden gifts.

If the perfect shopping break takes you to more familiar household brands then you’ll find these almost each time you turn a street corner, not to mention amidst the two large Intu shopping centres, Broadmarsh and Victoria. A shopping break to Nottinghamshire doesn’t have to be all about the city. Some of our beautiful rural market towns such Newark and Southwell are perfect for boutique and vintage shopping. Both towns are enriched with history where you’ll also discover a wealth of antique shops. There are regular fairs and markets throughout the year The annual International Antiques & Collectors Fair, Europe’s largest antiques fair, is hosted at the Newark Showground. Collectors and enthusiasts flock from all over the world in an attempt to discover that pot of gold among the 2,500+ stands filled with furniture, vintage postcards, ornaments, artworks and much more.

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In 2013 Nottingham was voted as the number one city in the UK for a great value luxury break.

Most famously connected to Nottinghamshire is the Bramley Apple, the pip of which was first planted in a Southwell garden over 200 years ago, and Stilton Cheese which has been produced here since the late 17th century and is very much a part of Colston Basset Dairy’s history, where it is still produced today. And there is so much more... Award winning Welbeck Farm Shop is home to Stichelton Cheese, the first raw milk based Stilton produced in Britain since the 1960s taken from the Welbeck Estate’s own herd of cows as well as butchery stocks from the estate. Welbeck Bakehouse breads and ales are served as well as seasonal produce from local growers. The estate is also home to the acclaimed School of Artisan Food housed in the former stables. The school offers a unique opportunity for people to expand their knowledge of artisan food production with courses such as bread making, brewing and cheese making.

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Top of the creative class Nottinghamshire is home to world-class art galleries including Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham Castle, New Art Exchange and Lakeside Arts Centre. Throughout the year, visitors will be spoilt for choice when they come to Nottinghamshire, with a rich program of cultural events at theatres, galleries and cinemas.

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In recognition of creative industry in Nottingham, the ‘Creative Quarter’ was devised in 2009 to join up business communities using good old fashioned journalism combined with the (then) new thinking of social media. Four years on, it has become a thriving community of creative voices based in the Hockley area of the city – connecting and celebrating all that is great about the city. For more information about the area and the project, please visit www.creativequarter.com

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One event steeped in culture is the returning Nottingham European Arts & Theatre Festival (NEAT) which will bring major arts venues in Nottingham together to celebrate the very best of European theatre, music, performance, film and visual art for adults and children throughout 2014. The last festival happened in 2011 and was a huge success, with various key attractions putting on performances including the Nottingham Playhouse, Broadway Media Centre, Lakeside Arts Centre, New Art Exchange and Nottingham Contemporary.

Plans for the return of this unique festival are well underway and you’re ensured an eclectic line up of music, dance, theatre and visual art. Expect to see a creative city united and celebrating all that is great about local and international theatre; details to be launched on our website soon. Love a drama? The choice is yours Nottinghamshire is bursting at the seams with a diverse theatrical offering all year round. With four city centre theatres, Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Nottingham, Nottingham Playhouse, the Lace Market Theatre and the Nottingham Arts Theatre, then less than three miles away is the Lakeside Arts Centre; discover bold theatrical extravaganzas throughout the seasons. The five venues feature diverse performances, so shows can move between timeless classics at one end of the city, to comedy spectaculars or contemporary dance and opera at another. In Notts we love our grand designs The many architectural gems that you’ll discover are very much a part of our rich cultural heritage. From historic homes and castles, industrial buildings and churches, to award winning state-of-the-art designs. Discover more about our amazing architecture with the RIBA Love Architecture Festival 2014 in June. Join in the fun with a range of action-packed events for all ages in around Nottinghamshire. Visit www.lovearchitecture.org for more information.

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Foxtrot over to Nottingham! Do you love dance too? Then join us in Nottingham across three ‘In Notts We Love Dance’ summer weekends in 2014, as we celebrate our biggest ever programme of world class dance events. Commencing 26th June, Nottingham plays host to the U.Dance 2014 Festival. Youth Dance England, in partnership with international dance organisation Dance4, presents a prestigious and exciting dance festival made for and performed by young people. Over 400 young performers will descend upon the city to showcase their inspirational performances across world-class venues, including Nottingham Playhouse, Lakeside Arts Centre and Theatre Royal Concert Hall amongst others. Nottingham’s Old Market Square in the centre of the city will be brought to life with free events for all and the first weekend’s theme being street dance, urban dance. Keep check on www. experiencenottinghamshire. com/lovedance for full programme details – with some events being free!

The second big weekend of In Notts We Love Dance events run from 5th to 6th July and will bring a colourful and vibrant programme from local Nottinghamshire communities and performance groups. Expect to enjoy the best of the social dances including tea dances, ballroom and latin in our various prestigious venues. Again keep your eye on the www. experiencenottinghamshire. com/lovedance for full details. The third and final weekend (11-14 July) will bring the much anticipated Big Dance commission to town. Big Dance is the UK’s largest festival of dance participation and performance, and Dance4 will present a newly commissioned dance work culminating in a free performance for all in the Old Market Square. This final weekend also connects across the city to the world famous England vs India International Test Match at Trent Bridge. Complementing the activity on the green, there will be a feast of South Asian dancing in the Old Market Square for all to enjoy. So no matter what your age or what kind of dance you love, come to Nottingham this summer and be entertained!

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Sherwood Forest

Places of Interest including Art and Entertainment The numbered references below and the maps at the back of the guide will help you plan your visit to our many sights and attractions.

Discover ancient woodland, inviting pubs and idyllic country cottages nestled in our famous forest.

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Attenborough Nature Reserve Barton Lane, Attenborough, Nottinghamshire NG9 6DY T: 0115 972 1777 W: www.attenboroughnaturecentre.co.uk

Clumber Park Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 3AZ T: 01909 544 917 | E: clumberpark@nationaltrust.org.uk W: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/clumberpark

Attenborough Nature Centre is an eco-friendly visitor attraction surrounded by the tranquil waters and green space of Attenborough Nature Reserve. Managed and run by Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, visitors can stroll along the footpaths and admire the landscape. Attenborough Nature Centre is also ideal for conferences and events.

With picturesque parkland and gardens, woodlands and a lake there is plenty to enjoy at Clumber Park. Whether you’re looking for a place to stop off on a long journey or a stroll and a picnic, Clumber has it all.

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Bestwood Winding Engine House Bestwood Country Park, Off Park Road, Bestwood Village, Nottinghamshire NG6 8ZA T: 0115 976 2422 | E: enquiries@nottscc.gov.uk W: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/bestwoodwindingengine

The Big Tops Children’s Play and Party Centre Bookers Way, Dinnington, Sheffield S25 3SH T: 01909 560 110 | E: enquiries@thebigtops.co.uk W: www.thebigtops.co.uk

Explore Bestwood Winding Engine House, the last remaining part of Bestwood Colliery. The winding engine lowered colliers into the mine shaft and winched coal up. Managed by Nottinghamshire County Council, admission is FREE. Open on Saturday mornings and bank holidays, from Easter to the end of October. H5

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Conkers Rawdon Road, Moira, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE12 6GA T: 01283 216633 | E: info@visitconkers.com W: www.visitconkers.com CONKERS, the award winning attraction at The Heart of the National Forest, a unique mix of indoor and outdoor experiences to keep you and your family engaged for hours – whatever the weather.

Big Tops offers a safe environment for children to learn and play. The play structure has slides, walkways, ropes, steps and hideaways for youngsters to explore. With Build-A-Bear, Laser Tag Arena and Disco Room, there’s a huge variety of party options to keep the kids entertained. There is a seating area in which to enjoy coffee and homemade food. J8

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Bromley House Library Angel Row, Nottingham NG1 6HL T: 0115 947 3134 | E: enquiries@bromleyhouse.org W: www.bromleyhouse.org

City of Caves Broadmarsh Shopping Centre, Nottingham NG1 7LS T: 0115 988 1955 | E: info@cityofcaves.com W: www.cityofcaves.com

Creswell Crags Crags Road, Welbeck, Worksop S80 3LH T: 01909 720 378 | E: info@creswell-crags.org.uk W: www.creswell-crags.org.uk

D.H. Lawrence Heritage Mansfield Road, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire NG16 3DZ T: 01773 717 353 | E: culture@broxtowe.gov.uk W: www.dhlawrenceheritage.org

Dating back to 1816, Bromley House Library is home to around 40,000 books. Bask in the tranquil surroundings of this independent lending library which is spread over three floors of a Grade II listed Georgian townhouse. The library hosts regular events and there is a walled garden.

Discover a hidden world beneath your feet! Explore our original heritage site of sandstone caves with our exciting actor led tours, or wander through at your own pace with our fascinating audio tours. You will be taken on a historical adventure under the cobbles of some of Nottingham’s most famous streets. Perfect for all ages!

Creswell Crags is a limestone gorge honeycombed with caves. The museum displays tools and animal remains found in the caves. Take a tour of Robin Hood Cave and find out about Creswell during the last Ice Age. (Disabled access in the centre and gorge, but not caves).

Discover the life and works of controversial writer D.H. Lawrence and the mining community he grew up in, at the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum and Heritage Centre. This award-winning attraction has a varied events programme and an annual D.H. Lawrence Festival in September.

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Duke’s Wood Oil Museum Triumph Road, Eakring, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG22 0DR | T: 01623 882446 or 01636 813 423 E: tophamhome@talktalk.net suethorntonrem@googlemail.com W: www.dukeswoodoilmuseum.co.uk Situated on the site of the UK’s first oilfield, this area of woodland is managed by Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust after it was donated to the charity by British Petroleum in 1989. Walk along one of the nature trails and you will see bronze statues and restored pumps. I8

East Bridgford Hill 4 Kirk Hill, East Bridgford, Nottingham NG13 8PE T: 01949 20232 | W: www.eastbridgfordhill.com Enjoy panoramic views of the Trent Valley at the charming East Bridgford Hill. As well as numerous events, guests can enjoy ‘Tea on the Hill’, a special Sunday afternoon tea created by BBC East Midlands Today newsreader Anne Davies.

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Galleries of Justice Museum High Pavement, The Lace Market, Nottingham NG1 1HN T: 0115 952 0555 | E: info@galleriesofjustice.org.uk W: www.galleriesofjustice.org.uk The Galleries of Justice Museum – voted Nottinghamshire’s Best Visitor Attraction of the Year 2013 – portrays Nottingham’s horrible history through the ages in a fun and interactive environment. Many tours are actor led making the Museum an excellent family friendly attraction and a perfect day out for everyone. T16

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Ezekial Bone Tours of Nottingham T: 07941 210 986 | E: contact@ezekialbone.com W: www.ezekialbone.com

Floralands Farm Park Catfoot Lane, Lambley, Nottinghamshire NG4 4QL T: 0115 926 8137 | E: info@floralands.co.uk W: www.floralands.co.uk

Great Central Railway – Nottingham Mere Way, Ruddington, Nottingham NG11 6NX T: 0115 940 5705 | E: info@gcrn.co.uk W: www.gcrn.co.uk

Green’s Windmill and Science Centre Windmill Lane, Sneinton, Nottingham NG2 4QB T: 0115 915 6878 | E: greensmill@nottinghamcity.gov.uk W: www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/greensmill

Floralands has an Animal Farm Park which is open from April to the end of September. There is a coffee shop/restaurant with outdoor seating overlooking the countryside. The garden centre boasts plant area, shop and a landscaping display. Visit the website for opening times.

The Great Central Railway (Nottingham) offers 9 miles of heritage railway running through South Nottinghamshire and North Leicestershire. The railway is entirely owned and operated by volunteers who continue to develop the line. Services are pulled by heritage steam and diesel locomotives. A great experience for the family.

The Grade II listed windmill was home to the 19th century mathematician and miller George Green. See award-winning organic flour being made or test your brain power at the Science Centre. There is also a Mini Millers area for youngsters. Suitable for children aged three to 12.

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Framework Knitters’ Museum Chapel Street, Ruddington, Nottingham NG11 6HE T: 0115 984 6914 | E: rfwk-mus@btconnect.com W: www.frameworkknittersmuseum.org.uk

Funky Pots 189 Loughborough Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7JR | T: 0115 981 1639 | E: info@funkypots.co.uk W: www.funkypots.co.uk

Hardwick Hall Doe Lea, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S44 5QJ T: 01246 850 430 | E: hardwickhall@nationaltrust.org.uk W: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/hardwick

Hodsock Priory & Gardens Blyth, nr Worksop, Nottinghamshire S81 0TY T: 01909 591 204 | E: info@hodsockpriory.com W: www.hodsockpriory.com

Discover the roots of the Luddite revolt at this living textile museum. See a framework knitter in action and learn about the traditional craft that gave birth to the lace industry. Create your own souvenir on our machines. For opening details and prices visit the website.

In the air conditioned, professional studio you can paint your own pottery and decoupage while enjoying refreshments from the café. People of all ages and abilities are welcome. Caters for children’s groups and corporate visits. Why not purchase one of the craft kits to enjoy at home?

Built in the 1500s by Bess of Hardwick, this hall is a magnificent example of Elizabethan architecture. Hardwick offers visitors a year round experience, from colourful herbaceous garden borders and prize winning vegetables, used in the restaurant, to the picturesque circular walks and family friendly activities.

Four million snowdrops covering 17 acres of garden and woodland each February. Enjoy woodland walks, homemade lunches and browse for gifts and plants. New: Hodsock history evenings. Bespoke history talks and tours in the Priory (minimum 10 people booking from £15 per person). Contact us for availability.

Ezekial Bone is Robin Hood for the 21st Century. His Town Tour is the top Nottingham attraction on TripAdvisor (2012 and 13). Entertaining and educational, it is the definitive way to explore the City and to discover the truth behind the legend. Other heritage tours in Nottingham and Sherwood Forest available. VisitEngland Ambassador 2013, TripAdvisor ‘Certificate of Excellence’ 2013.

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Holme Pierrepont Hall Holme Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottinghamshire NG12 2LD T: 0115 933 2371 | E: rplb@holmepierreponthall.com W: www.holmepierreponthall.com

Kelham Hall and Country Park Main Road, Kelham, Nottinghamshire NG23 5QX T: 01636 980 000 | E: info@kelham-hall.com W: www.kelham-hall.com

Holme Pierrepont Hall is a Tudor house surrounded by gardens. Built in 1500 by Sir William Pierrepont, the house is still lived in by his descendents and is full of portraits and period furniture. Visit in spring to see the snowdrops and enjoy afternoon tea on Sundays.

With more than 42 acres of parkland to explore, Kelham Hall is the perfect place to unwind. Take a stroll around the grounds before calling at the café or spend the day fishing. There are also tours of the hall and a children’s play area.

Mr Straw’s House 7 Blyth Grove, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S81 0JG T: 01909 482 380 E: mrstrawshouse@nationaltrust.org.uk W: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mr-straws-house

Museum of Nottingham Life at Brewhouse Yard Castle Boulevard, Nottingham NG7 1FB T: 0115 876 1400 E: nottingham.castle@nottinghamcity.gov.uk W: www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/nottinghamlife

Discover the family home of a local grocer in the 1920s where nothing has been thrown away for more than 60 years. Family letters, photos, clothing, Victorian furniture and household objects can all be seen where their owners left them. For opening times visit the website.

In these 17th century cottages you can experience a Victorian home, see 1920s shop windows and a Second World War air raid shelter. The ground floor, including the cave system, is accessible to those with mobility problems. For details on tours and admission prices visit the website.

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Making it! Discovery Centre Littleworth, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG18 1AH T: 01623 473 297/200 | F: 01623 473 201 E: info@makingit.org.uk W: www.makingitdiscoverycentre.co.uk Fun family day out – test materials to destruction, appear in a newspaper and make a working model. Take a break at the Brewhouse Café and Gift Shop. See main website for opening dates and prices. Plus children and adult creative workshops at Brewhouse Crafts. (Find workshops at: www.brewhousecrafts.co.uk).

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Mayflower Pilgrim Tours Brook Cottage, Seggimoor Glentham, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire LN8 2EP T: 01673 878 398 | E: admin@mayflowermaid.com W: www.mayflowermaid.com Sue Allan is a historical novelist and Official Historian of Scrooby Manor who tells the story of the Pilgrim Fathers and guides modern ‘pilgrims’ around the Mayflower Trail. The trail incorporates Pilgrim sites in Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire including authorised access to the site of Scrooby Manor.

The National Holocaust Centre and Museum Laxton, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG22 0PA T: 01623 836 627 | E: office@holocaustcentre.net W: www.holocaustcentre.net The Centre is a moving memorial to those who perished during the Holocaust. It educates people about the atrocities through the accounts of survivors. Housing two exhibitions, beautiful memorial garden and seminar facilities, the Centre is a place for all to come and learn about the Holocaust.

Naturescape Wildflower Farm Maple Farm, Coachgap Lane, Langar, Nottinghamshire NG13 9HP | T: 07969 507082 E: Christina@cjsagronomy.co.uk W: www.naturescape.co.uk Family-run Naturescape grows and supplies native wildflower seeds, plants and more. Stroll around 90 acres of farm land before enjoying refreshments at the tearoom. You can also buy seeds, plants and gifts. Open from Easter until 30th September, 11am-5pm every day (including bank holidays). Free entry.

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Newark Air Museum Drove Lane, Winthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 2NY | T: 01636 707 170 W: www.newarkairmuseum.org

Newark Castle Castlegate, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1BG T: 01636 655 765 | E: newarktic@nsdc.info W: www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/newarkcastle

Located on a former Second World War airfield, Newark Air Museum is one of the largest aviation museums in the UK. Its vast collection includes more than 74 aircraft, aviation artefacts and aero engines. The museum also hosts events such as Cockpit Fest, aerojumble sales and reunions.

Newark Castle, which bears the scars of the fierce battles of the English Civil War, is steeped in history. Visit the castle and discover its medieval past or take a tour with a park ranger. The formal gardens are perfect for an afternoon stroll.

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Newark Showground Lincoln Road, Newark-on-Trent NG24 2NY T: 01636 705 796 | E: events@newarkshowground.com W: www.newarkshowground.com

Aztec Garden Events Newark Showground, Winthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 2NY T: 01702 549 623 | E: newsdesk@aztecevents.co.uk W: www.aztecevents.co.uk

The Nottingham Experience 10 Northdale Road, Bakersfield, Nottingham NG3 7GD T: 0115 911 5005 | M: 07710 293 348 E: chris.slade@ntlworld.com W: www.thenottinghamexperience.com

Aztec Events is a professional events company which has been successfully running shows for over 20 years. It organises numerous events at Newark Showground including the Robin Hood Game and Country Show and the All About Dogs show.

With more than 25 years’ experience and as the winner of the top two tourism Ambassadorial roles for customer service, The Nottingham Experience offers the most professional, comprehensive, personal and interesting walking and mobile tour service in Nottingham.

Newark Showground hosts over 500 events annually, the Nottinghamshire County Show, the renowned antiques fairs, special interest exhibitions, festivals and weddings! The 128 acre site, combining huge indoor and outdoor exhibition spaces, is at the A1, A46 and A17 junction and has free parking for thousands of cars. S18

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Newark Town Hall Museum Market Place, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 1DU T: 01636 680 333 | E: post@newark.gov.uk W: www.newarktownhallmuseum.co.uk The Grade I listed Newark Town Hall Museum has been used by the Town Council and the Mayor since it was built in 1776 by John Carr of York. Visitors can see a stunning assembly room, civic displays and a fine art gallery.

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Newstead Abbey Ravenshead, Nottinghamshire NG15 8NA T: 01623 455 900 E: newstead.abbey@nottinghamcity.gov.uk W: www.newsteadabbey.org.uk Set in almost 300 acres of parkland, Newstead Abbey was the ancestral home of the poet Lord Byron and he lived there between 1808 and 1814. The abbey was founded in the 12th century and visitors can discover its medieval cloisters and Chapter House (now the Chapel).

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The Nottingham Ghost Walk Starts at The Salutation Inn, Maid Marian Way, Nottingham NG1 6AJ T: 01623 721 003 / 0843 289 3895 (24hr information) E: contact@nottinghamghostwalk.co.uk W: www.ghost-walks.co.uk This ghost tour takes you to the shadow of the Castle walls, a graveyard and underground in the living rock. Expect phantom screams, gory executions and haunting histories on this tour.

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Nottingham Industrial Museum Wollaton Hall, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG8 2AE T: 0115 876 3100 E: info@nottinghamindustrialmuseum.co.uk W: www.nottinghamindustrialmuseum.co.uk Situated in a stable block at Wollaton Park, Nottingham Industrial Museum celebrates the county’s industrial past. Find out about mining, textiles, transport and communications as well as famous Nottingham firms such as Boots and Raleigh. Visitors can see engines running on the last Sunday of the month. G11

Nottingham Castle Lenton Road, Nottingham NG1 6EL | T: 0115 876 1400 E: nottingham.castle@nottinghamcity.gov.uk W: www.nottinghamcastle.org.uk

Nottingham City Tours Nottingham Tourism Centre, Smithy Row, Nottingham NG1 2BY T: 07931 431 621 | E: mick.ahern@ntlworld.com

Nottingham Medieval Banquets Via Fossa, 44 Canal Street, Nottingham NG1 7EH T: 07771 882 619 | E: medievalbanquets@hotmail.com W: www.nottinghammedievalbanquets.co.uk

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust The Old Ragged School, Brook St, Nottingham NG1 1EA T: 0115 958 8242 | E: info@nottswt.co.uk W: www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org

Nottingham Castle is a 17th century ducal mansion built on the site of the original medieval castle. The castle has had a turbulent past and still has a maze of original caves hidden beneath its imposing walls. It also houses Nottingham’s main Museum and Art Gallery.

Nottingham City Tours leads you through the streets of Nottingham on a detailed 90 minute walking tour. The tour takes in the Lace Market, High Pavement and Nottingham Castle and more. The tour finishes at Old Market Square alongside the Brian Clough statue and Council House.

Get set for a night of medieval mayhem with Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham. Four course meal, bar, costume hire and a disco. Takes place Friday 8.30pm and Saturday 8pm (minimum booking two people, groups welcome). Private events, Medieval Scavenger Hunts and Walking Tours available.

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust looks after over 70 nature reserves and offers free entry to these. It organises more than 800 events a year. Whether you like wildlife talks or nature walks, there is something for everyone including youngsters. Many events are free or have a minimal fee.

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The Open Churches Project Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham, Dunham House, Westgate, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0JL T: 07736 286 056 E: heather.sirrel@southwell.anglican.org W: www.nottsopenchurches.org.uk

The Queen’s Royal Lancers and Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Museum Thoresby Courtyard, Thoresby Park, Ollerton, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG22 9EP T: 01623 824 222 | E: curator@qrlnymuseum.co.uk W: www.qrlnymuseum.co.uk

Razzle Dazzle Pots 852 Woodborough Road, Mapperley, Nottingham NG3 5QQ | T: 0115 905 6029 E: enquiries@razzledazzlepots.co.uk W: www.razzledazzlepots.co.uk

The Church History Project was set up to provide historical and archaeological records for each Church of England church and church site in Nottinghamshire. It has recently expanded to include education and tourism.

Opened by HRH Princess Alexandra in 2011, this museum gives visitors an insight into Nottinghamshire’s cavalry regiments, The Queen’s Royal Lancers, The Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry and The South Nottinghamshire Hussars.

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Papplewick Pumping Station Off Longdale Lane, Ravenshead NG15 9AJ T: 0115 963 2938 E: director@papplewickpumpingstation.org.uk W: www.papplewickpumpingstation.org.uk

Pirate’s Play Centre Rowley Drive, Sherwood, Nottingham NG1 1GD T: 0115 960 3363 | E: info@piratesplay.co.uk W: www.piratesplay.co.uk

Reg Taylor’s Garden Centre Hill Farm Nurseries, Normanton, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0PR | T: 01636 813 184 E: info@regtaylors.co.uk | W: www.regtaylors.co.uk

Rufford Abbey Country Park Ollerton, Nottinghamshire NG22 9DF T: 01623 281 338 | E: enquiries@nottscc.gov.uk W: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/ruffordabbey

At Pirates Play Centre, just off Hucknall Road, kids will love the junior play structure, featuring a giant two lane astra slide and more. The toddlers’ area has a ball pond and slide, with a baby area and toys. Adults can relax with tea, coffee and cakes.

Reg Taylor’s Garden Centre has everything you need for your garden and home including house plants, roses, ornamental trees as well as a beautiful swan sanctuary and tea room. Established over 60 years ago, the centre is still run by the Taylor family. Free entry and parking.

Rufford Abbey sits in 150 acres of parkland, woodland and gardens. It includes a medieval monastery ruin, a craft centre and more. Events take place throughout the year. Managed by Nottinghamshire County Council, admission is FREE (small car parking charge at peak times).

Papplewick Pumping Station was a fresh water pumping station for Nottingham and is now a museum, wedding venue and Scheduled Ancient Monument. The Pumping Station steams its engines eight times a year, including Bank Holidays. When not in steam the station is open on Sundays only.

Looking for a creative family day out that’s suitable for all ages? Come along to us and paint something from our extensive range of pottery items. Our friendly and helpful staff are always on hand to help. Whilst here, relax and enjoy a home made cake and hot drink.

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Pure Land Japanese Garden and Meditation Centre North Clifton, nr Newark, Nottinghamshire NG23 7AT T: 01777 228 567 | E: ftaquality@yahoo.co.uk W: www.buddhamaitreya.co.uk The gardens feature in books such as the AA’s Inspirational Gardens. The Meditation centre offers individual tuition for meditation, group meditation and regular meetings. Purchase the Perfect Relaxation and Meditation CD or download the tracks via our website. Gardens open from end of March to end of October.

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Rushcliffe Country Park Mere Way, Ruddington, Nottingham NG11 6JS T: 0115 921 5865 | E: countrypark@rushcliffe.gov.uk W: www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/rushcliffecountrypark Managed by Rushcliffe Borough Council, the park has a network of over eight kilometres of footpaths as well as conservation woodlands, a two-hectare lake with reed bed, wildflower meadows, a play area, 4X/BMX cycle track, community garden and community woodland. Free and pay-for parking available (donation).

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Shaw’s Heritage Services and Guided Tours 58 Grove Avenue, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 4DX T: 0115 925 9388 | E: bill.shaw87@ntlworld.com W: homepage.ntlworld.com/northnotts/shaws_1.htm

Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, Edwinstowe, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG21 9HN T: 01623 823 202 | E: sherwood.forest@nottscc.gov.uk W: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/sherwoodforest

Tour guide service in Nottingham and throughout the region. Coach tours of Robin Hood country take in attractions like Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, the Major Oak and Rufford Abbey. Refreshment stops at village pubs can be arranged. Guided walks are ideal for groups, families and students.

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Sherwood Forest Railway Gorsethorpe Lane, nr Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire NG21 9HL | T: 01623 515 339 E: dave@sherwoodforestrailway.com W: www.sherwoodforestrailway.com

Sherwood Pines Forest Park Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire NG21 9JL T: 01623 822 447 | E: sherwood.fdo@forestry.gov.uk W: www.forestry.gov.uk/sherwoodpines

Take a ride on this narrow gauge railway which trundles through Sherwood Forest. This is a real steam railway with five locomotives, seven coaches, signals, level crossings and a tunnel, all recreated in miniature. Play areas and picnic area, with refreshments available. We offer train driving lessons. 40 | www.experiencenottinghamshire.com

Home of Robin Hood and the world famous Major Oak, this 450 acre park is one of the East Midlands’ most popular free attractions. Enjoy everything from trails to the annual Robin Hood Festival. Managed by Nottinghamshire County Council, admission is FREE (small car parking charge at peak times).

At Sherwood Pines Forest Park visitors can enjoy walking, events, mountain biking and Go Ape! The café is open every day and bike hire is available. Managed by the Forestry Commission, the forest park is open from 8am until dusk all year. Admission is free (parking charges). Call Nottingham Tourism Centre on +44 (0)8444 77 5678 | 41


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Southwell Minster Church Street, Southwell NG25 0HD T: 01636 812 649 | E: office@southwellminster.org.uk W: www.southwellminster.org.uk Southwell Minster is a Cathedral and Minster Church with a Norman Nave. Its features include the Angel Window and the world renowned Leaves of Southwell carvings. The Visitors’ Centre includes the Minster shop, refectory and audio-visual centre. Admission free, donations welcome. Open daily 7.30am-7pm. For events visit www.southwellminster.org.uk.

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Archbishop’s Palace and Sensory Gardens (due to open Summer 2014) Southwell T: 01636 812 649 E: archbishopspalace@southwellminster.org.uk W: www.archbishopspalacesouthwell.org.uk Dating back to the 14th Century the Archbishop’s Palace has a rich history. It is thought Charles I met his advisors here following his capture in Southwell and where his arrest was formalised. The attraction is also perfect for events. Free admission and fully accessible.

The Storytellers of Nottingham Broadway Cinema, Broad Street, Nottingham NG1 3AL T: 0115 955 8054 | E: teapottwins@aol.com W: www.nottinghamstorytellers.co.uk We perform a varied programme including ghost stories, traditional tales, stories of old Nottingham and even Bawdy Nights. We meet monthly and promote storytelling, offering a beginners workshop and mentoring for aspiring storytellers. Let us know you are coming. We can also offer exclusive group nights.

Sundown Adventureland Tresswell Road, Rampton, near Retford, Nottinghamshire DN22 0HX | T: 01777 248 274 E: info@sundownadventureland.co.uk W: www.sundownadventureland.co.uk Sundown Adventureland is a theme park for the under 10s, but fun for all the family. Journey back in time into Robin Hood’s world, ride the Rocky Mountain Railroad and enjoy Crash Landings, a jungle themed indoor play area. The Christmas Spectacular is a must each year.

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St Anns Allotments Visitor Centre 121 Ransom Road, Nottingham NG3 3LH T: 0115 958 9255 E: info@staa-allotments.org.uk W: www.staa-allotments.org.uk

Thoresby Courtyard Thoresby Park nr Ollerton NG22 9EP T: 01623 822 365 | E: gallery@thoresby.com W: www.thoresbycourtyard.com

Tropical Butterfly House, Wildlife and Falconry Centre Woodsetts Road, North Anston, nr Sheffield, South Yorkshire S25 4EQ T: 01909 569 416 | E: info@butterflyhouse.co.uk W: www.butterflyhouse.co.uk

St Anns Allotments are the oldest/largest area of Victorian detached gardens in the UK; a green oasis 2 miles from Nottingham city centre extending over 75 acres. With a visitor centre, heritage garden and wildlife areas, they provide gardens for 500+ but welcome visits from the public.

Thoresby Courtyard includes attractions such as Thoresby Gallery. A recently-opened military museum complements attractions such as a café, glass blower and more. The riding school has been developed into a wedding, conference and theatre venue. The Stonebridge Trust manages the venue. Parking/Entrance is free of charge.

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Discover a wild family day out! Experience unforgettable close up encounters with butterflies, reptiles, friendly farm animals, meerkats and more! Walk with Lemurs and take a seat for amazing free-flying Bird of Prey and Parrot Shows. Open daily, year round, just five minutes from the M1 junction 31. P17

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St Peter’s Church, Clayworth Wiseton Road, Clayworth, Retford, Nottinghamshire DN22 9AD | T: 01777 816 498 E: info@stpetersclayworth.org W: www.stpetersclayworth.org St Peter’s is a beautiful 12th century parish church with stained glass windows, a peel of eight bells and the renowned Traquair murals. The facilities have been updated to include a servery, meeting room and disabled toilet. The church is open daily. Entry and parking are free. 42 | www.experiencenottinghamshire.com

Stonebridge City Farm Stonebridge Road, St Anns, Nottingham NG3 2FR T: 0115 950 5113 Young and old alike will love Stonebridge City Farm. This area of green space in the city is a sustainable project with gardens growing fruit and vegetables, a café, farm shop and of course animals, which include goats, hens, turkeys, cows, guinea-pigs and more.

Twinlakes Family Theme Park Melton Spinney Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire LE14 4SB T: 01664 567 777 | E: fun@twinlakespark.co.uk W: www.twinlakespark.co.uk Twinlakes is jam-packed with rides and attractions, set in 70 acres of glorious countryside. Home to the UK’s biggest indoor play centres, rides and attractions, Twinlakes provides a great family day out whatever the weather. Events and character appearances also take place. Visit the website for details.

Wetlands Animal Park Low Road, Sutton Cum Lound, Retford, Nottinghamshire DN22 8SB | T: 01777 818 099 E: info@wetlandsanimalpark.co.uk Wetlands offers people of all ages the chance to learn about exotic and domestic animals. Here you have the chance to see, hear, smell, touch and even feed most of the animals; from the cheeky monkeys and elegant deer, to the lovable wallabies and the meerkat families.

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Wheelgate Adventure Park White Post, Farnsfield, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG22 8HX T: 01623 882 773 | F: 01623 883 559 E: info@wheelgatepark.com | W: www.wheelgatepark.com An all-weather park set in 30 acres of countryside, with attractions and indoor fun. Experience the UK’s biggest indoor play centres Alien Galaxy and Pharaoh’s Funderdrome. At Gruff Goats Farm you can meet animals. Events and special character appearances. For details visit the website.

White Post Farm has animals such as llamas, deer, meerkats and reptiles. Expect plenty of indoor and outdoor play facilities as well as Character Days, animal shows and evening events which make every visit full of surprises. Visit the website, Facebook and Twitter feed for updates.

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Wollaton Hall and Deer Park Wollaton, Nottingham NG8 2AE T: 0115 876 3100 | F: 0115 915 7602 E: wollaton.hall@nottinghamcity.gov.uk W: www.wollatonhall.org.uk

The Workhouse Upton Road, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0PT T: 01636 817 260 | E: theworkhouse@nationaltrust.org.uk W: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/theworkhouse

Wollaton Hall is a Grade I Elizabethan mansion set in 500 acres of historic parkland. Take a look around the Natural History Museum which displays items from the zoology, geology and botany collections. Visit the reconstructed room settings or take a behind-the-scenes tour of ‘Hidden Wollaton’. 44 | www.experiencenottinghamshire.com

White Post Farm Farnsfield, Nottinghamshire NG22 8HL T: 01623 882 977 | E: hello@whitepostfarm.co.uk W: www.whitepostfarm.co.uk

Discover the most complete Workhouse in existence. The Workhouse housed the Victorian poor and influenced the New Poor Law of 1834. Hear its story from those who lived there and imagine what life was like for inmates in the 1840s. For opening times, prices and tours visit the website.

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ART & ENTERTAINMENT

ART & ENTERTAINMENT

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From world class art galleries, the best in Nottinghamshire theatre production to cinema,

comedy and the finest places for a flutter. Don’t take a gamble and miss out...

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Backlit Alfred House, Ashley Street, Nottingham NG3 1JG T: 0115 837 2426 | E: info@backlit.org.uk W: www.backlit.org.uk Backlit was established in 2008 with an aim of supporting emerging artists with affordable studio space as well as development opportunities through collaborative visual art exhibitions. Housing 21 studio artists, the venue hosts participatory workshops, screenings, talks, open studios and unique critical sessions on works in progress. Q16

The Bonington Gallery Bonington Building, Dryden Street, Nottingham NG1 4GG T: 0115 848 8268 | E: boningtongallery@ntu.ac.uk W: www.boningtongallery.co.uk

The Harley Gallery Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 3LW T: 01909 501 700 | E: info@harleygallery.co.uk W: www.harleygallery.co.uk

Based at Nottingham Trent University, the Bonington Gallery delivers a programme of exhibitions, events and publications to encourage student engagement and enable public involvement. The gallery offers an interdisciplinary platform for practitioners and researchers within the university, along with exhibitions. The gallery is committed to experimental curatorship.

The Harley Gallery is where old and new come together, with historic displays from The Portland Collection accompanied by exhibitions from leading contemporary artists. Events range from guided tours to Open Studios. Additional attractions include a café, shop and children’s activity area. Free entry. Free parking.

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Lakeside Arts Centre & Museum University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD | T: 0115 846 7777 E: lakeside-marketing@nottingham.ac.uk W: www.lakesidearts.org.uk Lakeside, the University of Nottingham’s public arts centre, comprises Djanogly Art Gallery, Djanogly Recital Hall, Djanogly Theatre and Weston Gallery alongside the university’s Museum of Archaeology. Lakeside hosts a programme of dance, drama, exhibitions and more. It boasts the Pavilion and Gallery cafés, along with a shop. 46 | www.experiencenottinghamshire.com

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New Art Exchange 39-41 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham NG7 6BE (nr The Forest tram stop) T: 0115 924 8630 | E: info@nae.org.uk W: www.nae.org.uk New Art Exchange (NAE) is a contemporary visual arts space in Nottingham which celebrates the region’s cultural diversity. It presents an ever-changing programme of exhibitions, activities for families and young people, music, dance and theatre, plus films and debates. Entry is free and there is a café. Call Nottingham Tourism Centre on +44 (0)8444 77 5678 | 47


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Nottingham Contemporary Weekday Cross, Nottingham NG1 2GB T: 0115 948 9750 | E: info@nottinghamcontemporary.org W: www.nottinghamcontemporary.org

Nottingham Society of Artists St Luke’s House, 71 Friar Lane, Nottingham NG1 6DH T: 0115 948 0476 | E: info@nottinghamartists.org.uk W: www.nottinghamartists.org.uk

Broadway Cinema 14-18 Broad Street, Nottingham NG1 3AL T: 0115 952 6611 | E: info@broadway.org.uk W: www.broadway.org.uk

Nottingham Contemporary, designed by the awardwinning architects Caruso St John, is one of the largest contemporary art centres in the UK. It has four galleries, a performance and film space, a learning room, The Study, The Shop and Café.Bar.Contemporary. Free entry. For opening times visit the website.

The Nottingham Society of Artists, just a few yards from Nottingham Castle, has a vibrant programme of exhibitions, showcasing work from society members as well as artists from around the county. The membership comprises artists of all ages whose innovative work ensures that standards are kept high.

A four-screen independent cinema showing the best films from the UK and around the world. Enjoy a meal or a drink in one of the cafébars or learn more about films on a course. Private hire for a meeting, party or conference is available. More than just a cinema with a bar, it’s where you go in Nottingham if you love watching, talking about or learning about film. G6

The Cornerhouse Burton Street, Nottingham NG1 4DB T: 0115 950 5168 | E: info@landsecurities.com W: www.cornerhouse.tv The Cornerhouse, Nottingham’s premier entertainment complex, has it all under one roof. Whether you want movies, a meal, beauty treatments, drinks or a visit to a nightclub, The Cornerhouse is the perfect leisure and entertainment venue for all ages. It is located right in the city centre opposite the Theatre Royal.

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Patchings Art Centre Oxton Road, Calverton, Nottingham NG14 6NU T: 0115 965 3479 | E: info@patchingsartcentre.co.uk W: www.patchingsartcentre.co.uk

Alea Casino 108 Upper Parliament Street, Nottingham NG1 6LA T: 0115 871 7861 | E: infonottingham@aleacasinos.com W: www.nottingham.aleacasinos.com

Grosvenor G Casino Nottingham 4 Maid Marian Way, Nottingham NG1 6HS T: 0115 979 9288 W: www.grosvenorcasinos.com/local-casinos/nottingham

Patchings Art Centre includes galleries, gift shops and more. Art courses for all ages and abilities are available, plus work with schools. An Art, Craft and Design Festival takes place between 5 to 8 June and the Christmas Market is between 28 to 30 November. For information on events visit the website. Free parking and admission (except during the festival).

Owned by Caesars Entertainment, which owns the world-famous Caesers Palace in Las Vegas, its pedigree is second-to-none. With a Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill, those looking for a great place to eat and a fun night out will be hard pushed to find better.

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, you can play classic games such as roulette, black jack and poker at Grosvenor G Casino, which is in the centre of Nottingham. In addition, there is delicious food available 24 hours a day, including top quality Scottish steaks.

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Capital FM Arena Nottingham Bolero Square, The Lace Market, Nottingham NG1 1LA T: 0843 373 3000 E: generalenquiries@capitalfmarena.com W: www.capitalfmarena.com The Capital FM Arena Nottingham is the East Midlands’ premier entertainment venue. With a 10,000 crowd capacity, the arena showcases the biggest names in music, comedy and sport. The versatile venue has an intimate feel where all visitors are treated to fantastic stage views. L7

The Glee Club Comedy & Live Music Venue British Waterways Building, The Waterfront, Nottingham NG1 7EH T: 0871 472 0400 | E: info@glee.co.uk W: www.glee.co.uk/nottingham Every weekend four of the hottest stand-up acts keep Nottingham laughing. Expect comedy, a club menu and drinks. We’ll even reserve your seats. Come and see why The Glee Clubs have been voted the UK’s best comedy clubs for the past 20 years.

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Just The Tonic Comedy Club The Forum, The Cornerhouse, Burton Street, Nottingham NG1 4DB T: 0115 910 0009 | E: bookings@justthetonic.com W: www.justthetonic.com/nottingham-comedy Just The Tonic has been bringing the best of the comedy world to Nottingham for the last 20 years. With regular weekend comedy shows, exclusive one-off tour shows and fantastic package deals, there’s plenty to enjoy for everyone! ‘A gem in the crown of Nottingham’s Nightlife’ Leftlion. Call Nottingham Tourism Centre on +44 (0)8444 77 5678 | 49


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Lace Market Theatre Halifax Place, Nottingham NG1 1QN T: 0115 950 7201 | E: info@lacemarkettheatre.co.uk W: www.lacemarkettheatre.co.uk The Lace Market Theatre presents innovative performances throughout the year. A listed building in the heart of Nottingham’s Lace Market, the theatre is run entirely by its members and belongs to the Little Theatre Guild. For details on shows visit the website or call 0115 950 7201.

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Nottingham Arts Theatre 12 George Street, Nottingham NG1 3BE T: 0115 947 6096 | E: info@artstheatre.org.uk W: www.nottingham-theatre.co.uk Nottingham Arts Theatre is a self-funded charity theatre. There is a 300 seater main theatre with proscenium arch and orchestra pit, a 50 seater studio theatre and two bars. A perfect venue for plays, musicals, concerts, pantomimes and more. It has lots of activities for your enjoyment, please check out the website. G8

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NCF Comedy Various locations E: info@ncfcomedy.co.uk | W: www.ncfcomedy.co.uk Regular comedy nights plus corporate and private events around Nottingham and Nottinghamshire featuring acts from the UK comedy circuit including up-and-coming comedians to the well-known comics. NCF Comedy also organises the Nottingham Comedy Festival. For details on NCF or the comedy festival visit www.ncfcomedy.co.uk or www.nottscomedyfestival.co.uk.

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Nottingham Playhouse Wellington Circus, Nottingham NG1 5AF T: 0115 941 9419 | F: 0115 924 1484 E: boxoffice@nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk W: www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk The Playhouse’s varied programme includes classic drama, family entertainment and new commissions. Visiting dance, comedy and theatre complete the bill. While you are there visit Cast, a superb modern restaurant, bar and deli. The 700 seat auditorium and 90 seat studio are also available for hire. G6

Screen 22 25 Broad Street, Nottingham NG1 3AP T: 07891 004431 | E: info@screen22.co.uk W: www.screen22.co.uk

Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Theatre Square, Nottingham NG1 5ND T: 0115 989 5555 | E: tickets@trch.co.uk W: www.trch.co.uk

Screen 22 offers cult classics, local filmmaker’s features and newer releases. With 22 seats and a state-of-theart sound and visual system, we also have Active 3D. We can screen films in their original letterbox format, via anamorphic projection. Screen 22 is available to hire.

Nottingham’s Theatre Royal has a diverse programme and offers the very best touring drama, opera, ballet and contemporary dance alongside blockbuster West End musicals, comedy and pantomimes. The Royal Concert Hall’s superb acoustics and modern architectural design continues to attract the world’s most renowned orchestras, soloists and conductors.

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Sport

Sporting, Leisure and Spas The numbered references below and the maps at the back of the guide will help you identify our great sports grounds, leisure pursuits and fabulous spas.

Visit our iconic sporting grounds and crowd-pleasing pubs before retreating Rushcliffe

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National Ice Centre Bolero Square, The Lace Market, Nottingham NG1 1LA T: 0843 373 3000 | W: www.national-ice-centre.com

spas and leisurely cruises.

The National Ice Centre is known for its excellent facilities which include two Olympic size rinks and Ice Locker, the UK’s biggest ice sports store. As well as being the training ground for Olympians, the centre is also open to people of all ages and abilities.

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National Water Sports Centre Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham NG12 2LU T: 0115 982 1212 | F: 0115 945 5213 E: info@nwsc@serco.com | W: www.nwscnotts.com

Nottingham Forest Football Club The City Ground, Nottingham NG2 5FJ T: 0115 982 4444 | W: www.nottinghamforest.co.uk

Set in 270 acres of beautiful parkland, The National Water Sports Centre boasts some of the best white water and flat water you will find anywhere in the country, as well as a stunning country park. There really is something for everyone; from a whole range of water activities to ECombat Live and a brand new family area coming in Easter 2014.

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Situated on the banks of the River Trent, Nottingham Forest Football Club’s City Ground is known around the world and attracts legions of fans. The ground has been the backdrop for many thrilling matches including the team’s European Cup triumphs in 1979 and 1980 under Brian Clough.

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Nottingham Racecourse Colwick Park, Nottingham NG2 4BE T: 0870 850 7634 E: nottingham@thejockeyclub.co.uk W: www.nottinghamracecourse.co.uk

Nottingham Tennis Centre University Boulevard, Nottingham NG7 2QH T: 0115 876 1600 | F: 0115 876 2378 E: sportandleisure@nottinghamcity.gov.uk W: www.mynottingham.gov.uk/tenniscentre

Calm Water Floatation Rear of 1a Mabel Grove, West Bridgford NG2 5GT T: 0115 982 5259 | E: calm.water.floatation@gmail.com W: www.calm-water.co.uk

Central Helicopters Ltd Nottingham Airport, Tollerton Lane, Tollerton NG12 4GA T: 0115 981 4401 | E: info@centralhelicopters.com W: www.centralhelicopters.com

Nottingham Racecourse is proud to continue the tradition of horse racing in Nottingham at Colwick Park since 1892. We offer a variety of fixtures on weekday afternoons, weekends and evenings. There is something for everyone, whether you are a seasoned race-goer or a first time visitor to the racecourse.

Nottingham Tennis Centre has eight indoor and 19 outdoor acrylic courts and hosts numerous tennis tournaments. It offers indoor and outdoor floodlit courts for hire along with a gym, two studios for fitness classes including Vibe Cycle, plus sauna and steam rooms. Enjoy refreshments at Baseline Café.

Modern life is often a full-on assault to our senses, but imagine being able to escape and take yourself to an impenetrable silent sanctuary where in just one hour your stresses, strains, aches and pains simply ‘Float’ away.

Using our company-owned aircraft fleet, Central Helicopters provides helicopter pleasure flights and tours across the UK as well as trial lessons and pilot training from our base in Nottingham. We also offer a bespoke helicopter charter service for business, aerial photography, weddings and other special occasions.

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Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club Trent Bridge, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 6AG T: 0115 982 3000 | E: info@trentbridge.co.uk W: www.trentbridge.co.uk

Southwell Racecourse Rolleston, nr Newark, Nottinghamshire NG25 0TS T: 01636 814 481 | E: info@southwell-racecourse.co.uk W: www.southwell-racecourse.co.uk

Church Spa Boutique Bed & Breakfast High Street, East Markham, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG22 0RE | T: 01777 871 811 E: info@churchspa.co.uk | W: www.churchspa.co.uk

Eden Hall Day Spa Elston Village, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG23 5PG T: 01636 525 555 | E: info@edenhallspa.co.uk W: www.edenspa.co.uk

Trent Bridge, historic home of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, is one of the best loved Test Match venues. Chosen to stage Ashes Test Matches in 2013 and 2015, it also hosts domestic matches and guided tours. Events can be held in rooms overlooking the famed playing surface.

Southwell Racecourse offers charm, excitement and comfort. With racing on both all-weather and turf tracks throughout the year we are sure to have a race day for you! Make an impression on clients and entertain guests in the private hospitality suites. Under 18s are free of charge.

This former Methodist Church has been restored into a luxurious spa and detox retreat with luxury accommodation in the heart of Sherwood Forest. Bathe in the exclusive indoor heated swimming pool, or use the therapy hot tub. Aesthetic, beauty and holistic treatments by accredited therapists are available.

Eden Hall has a selection of day packages which all include use of our salt water vitality pool, heated rooms, gymnasium, exercise and relaxation classes, lounges and chill out areas, complimentary robes and towels and a three-course lunch. Eden also offers an extensive range of luxury treatments.

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Wollaton Park Golf Club Lime Tree Avenue, Nottingham NG8 1BT T: 0115 978 7574 | E: secretary@wollatonparkgolfclub.com W: www.wollatonparkgolfclub.com Wollaton Park Golf Club is a traditional members’ club offering a warm welcome to visitors, societies and prospective members. With pars of 71 (men) and 74 (women), it measures 6,461 and 5,699 yards respectively. Set within the historic Wollaton Park, ‘Nottingham’s Premier Course for All Seasons’ offers a first class golfing experience. 56 | www.experiencenottinghamshire.com

Adrenalin Jungle Sherwood Forest, off Deerdale Lane, Nottinghamshire NG22 8SY T: 01623 883 980 | E: info@adrenalinjungle.com W: www.adrenalinjungle.com

ELK Motorsport Drove Lane, Winthorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 2RB T: 01636 673 322 | E: info@elkmotorsport.co.uk W: www.elkmotorsport.co.uk

Go Ape Sherwood Pines Visitor Centre, Sherwood Pines Forest Park, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire NG21 9JH T: 0845 094 8709 | E: questions@goape.co.uk W: www.goape.co.uk

Adrenalin Jungle offers activities such as paintball, quads, archery, assault course, 4x4 off-road, Segway, laser tag, karting and more. So whether it’s a stag do, children’s party, team building or a get-together, there’s something for everyone. For information or to arrange an itinerary call 01623 883 980.

The circuit is an all-weather track with a top quality, high grip tarmac surface which is floodlit for evening events. State-of-the art TAG Heuer electronic timing gives drivers accurate lap times and speed readings. Equipment, clothing and tuition are provided. ELK ensure high safety levels are maintained.

Just 20 miles from Nottingham, our tree top adventure features some of the only tree to tree zip wires in the country. Speed down zip wires on our classic Tree Top Adventure or jump on a Forest Segway for a unique way to explore the forest.

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Gunthorpe Leisure Boats Ltd Trentside, Gunthorpe, Nottinghamshire NG14 7FB T: 07854 004 333 | E: gunthorpeleisureboats@aol.com W: www.gunthorpeleisureboats.co.uk

Langar Karting and Quad Centre (One4all group) Langar Airfield, Harby Road, Langar, Nottinghamshire NG13 9HY | T: 01949 861 155 E: enquiries@one4allgroup.com W: www.one4allgroup.com

Boats take up to 12 people each and have a kitchen, flush toilet, heating and sound system. Perfect for small groups, family days out or a skippered party cruise. Bring your own food and drink on board or visit a riverside pub. For details visit the website.

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Tackle the 450m circuit with 150ft flyover, tight chicanes and high speed straights where you can reach speeds of over 60kph. Experience our huge range of outdoor activities including a 150cc quad bike safari or hit our 52-acre paintball site. Conference room and catering facilities available. G6

Line and Light Photography Courses Various locations T: 0115 960 6934 | W: www.lineandlight.co.uk

The Lost City Adventure Golf The Cornerhouse, Burton Street, Nottingham NG1 4DB T: 0115 985 9455 | W: www.lostcityadventuregolf.com

Learn how to take the perfect photograph with a Line and Light photography course. From beginners days to Birds of Prey & Portraiture there’s something for all levels of ability. Why not try shooting video or learning Photoshop? Our one day courses run locally and are great fun. Gift vouchers available.

The first indoor golf course of its kind in the East Midlands, The Lost City Adventure Golf offers people of all ages the chance to test their skills and channel their inner Indiana Jones. There are two 18-hole golf courses with a host of interactive features.

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Maluwa Holistic Therapies West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7JU T: 07870 704 765 | E: anne@maluwatherapies.co.uk W: www.maluwatherapies.co.uk

Nottingham Off Road Events Ltd Lockwell Hill Activity Centre, Kirklington Road, Farnsfield, Newark, Nottingham NG22 8JG T: 0115 953 9865 | E: info@nottsoffroad.co.uk W: www.nottinghamoffroadevents.co.uk

We’re a group of skilled holistic therapists offering massage, aromatherapy, facials, holistic manicures, pedicures, gel nails and nail art. We create our own natural oils, creams and more. Our Pop Up Spa offers luxurious treatments and we can cater for corporate events, home parties and children’s parties.

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Princess River Cruises The Park Yacht Inn, Trent Lane South, Colwick, Nottingham NG2 4DS T: 0115 910 0400 | E: endtrent@aol.com W: www.princessrivercruises.co.uk The Nottingham Princess is a twin decked vessel licensed to carry up to 150 passengers, while the Nottingham Prince is our single decked vessel, licensed to carry 60. The boats operate all year giving you the chance to enjoy the changing seasons and breath-taking countryside.

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Simspot The Cornerhouse, Burton Street, Nottingham NG1 4DB T: 0844 693 1182 | E: info@simspot.co.uk W: www.simspot.co.uk You can pilot a Boeing 737 in our state-of-the-art flight simulator. Used by commercial pilots, the simulator is one of only two of its kind in the country. Take off and land at any airport, deal with tricky situations, or simply enjoy learning to fly.

Activities for corporate events, stag and hen, children’s parties and arrive and drive. These include dirt buggies, 4x4 driving and training, quad biking, archery, rifle shooting, assault course, crossbows, indoor cricket, tank driving, clay pigeon shooting, go karting, zorbing, paintball, airsoft. Specialising in 4x4 BORDA training. Call Nottingham Tourism Centre on +44 (0)8444 77 5678 | 59


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Newark

Shopping and Local Produce The numbered references below and the maps at the back of the guide are to assist you with locating the best shopping, local food produce and breweries.

Spend a day exploring Newark’s heritage, relax at a spa and stay in a Newark

picturesque manor house.

Shopping

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A Fly Went By 12 Queen Street, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0AA T: 01636 918 284 | E: hello@aflywent.by

our finest breweries, farm shops,

A Fly Went By is based in the beautiful Minster town of Southwell. Set on Queen Street this is a gift shop with a real difference where you will be lost in the array of vintage and retro chic mixed with beautiful gifts for all occasions.

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Ann et Vin 23 Castlegate, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 1AZ T: 01636 700 900 | E: info@annetvin.com Ann et Vin is an exciting and award-winning independent wine shop situated in Newark. Through our knowledgeable service and assistance, we make it easier for you to try out new wine grapes, regions and qualities in a relaxed, approachable atmosphere and our wonderful wine bar, the Courtyard.

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Danielle Gotheridge produces designer cakes for unique occasions. From birthdays and weddings, to corporate events, each is individually designed and created to your specifications. Danielle holds several different types of decorating courses at her shop in Hockley, Nottingham, twice a month.

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Danish Homestore 88/94 Derby Road, Nottingham NG1 5FD T: 0115 948 4428 | M: 07905 865 157 E: simon@danish-homestore.com W: www.danish-homestore.com Danish Homestore is bursting with restored classics from renowned Danish designers Hans Wegner, Finn Juhl and Kai Kristiansen. If you’re furnishing your first home or a serious collector of modern mid-century classics this shop is a must.

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Bookwise 10 Goose Gate, Hockley, Nottingham NG1 1FF T: 0115 958 9312 | E: angela.smallwood77@gmail.com W: www.music-for-everyone.org/shop-at-bookwise.html

Debbie Bryan Studio & Shop 18 St Mary’s Gate, The Lace Market, Nottingham NG1 1PF T: 0115 950 7776 | Mon – Sat 11am – 5pm E: info@debbiebryan.co.uk | W: www.debbiebryan.co.uk

The Exchange High Street, Nottingham NG1 2DD T: 0115 947 0591 | E: info@theexchange.uk.net W: www.theexchange.uk.net

Bookwise is a charity second hand bookshop with a great range of books and sheet music, and a really nice atmosphere. Good-as-new books, characterful old books, books for presents, books for study, old song sheets and music scores, vintage and antiquarian books – we have something for everyone.

Debbie Bryan Studio & Shop is an award winning creative space located in the heart of Nottingham’s historic Lace Market. The shop sells beautiful British-made textiles, lighting, ceramics, jewellery, glassware, locally made Levers Lace as well as Debbie’s own signature scarf and brooch collection.

The Exchange has been associated with retailing in Nottingham since it opened in 1929. Home to a premium selection of some of the country’s popular designer stores, including Dr Martens, Austin Reed, Karen Millen, Oasis, as well as Patisserie Valerie and Pret A Manger for light lunch ideas.

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Broadmarsh Shopping Centre Nottingham NG1 7LL T: 0115 840 4555 | E: broadmarsh@capshop.co.uk W: www.broadmarsh.uk.com

Brown Dog Interiors 96-98 Derby Road, Nottingham NG1 5FB T: 0115 945 9466 | E: enquiries@browndoginteriors.co.uk W: www.browndoginteriors.co.uk

With a choice of over 55 stores from high street names through to local independent stores, cafés and the popular tourist attraction, the City of Caves, intu Broadmarsh offers convenient shopping in the heart of Nottingham city. Nottingham train station and tram stops are nearby, and with its own bus station and car park, it’s easy to get to.

We are a retail furniture supplier based on Derby Road, Nottingham. We supply fantastic bespoke wooden furniture, high end German kitchens and bathrooms, ultra modern fitted bedrooms, carpet, tiling and accessories to complement all of the above. We also have a full range of one-off gifts.

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Danielle Gotheridge 4 Goose Gate, Hockley, Nottingham NG1 1FF T: 0115 947 2632 | E: danielle@daniellegotheridge.com W: www.daniellegotheridge.com

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The Exchange Emporium 2 The Bull Yard, Westgate, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0JH T: 07557 098 405 | E: info@exchangeemporium.co.uk W: www.exchangeemporium.co.uk Here at The Exchange Emporium we specialise in vintage jewellery and silver, as well as vintage and nearly new clothing and furniture. We stock high street designer brands such as Coast, Whistles, French Connection, Ted Baker, and Reiss, but at prices you can afford.

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Flying Horse Walk Flying Horse Walk, Nottingham NG1 2HN T: 07530 675 812 | W: www.flyinghorsewalk.co.uk Flying Horse Walk is a timeless boutique shopping destination and iconic walkway situated in the heart of Nottingham’s retail district. The arcade is home to a range of independent shopping boutiques for the discerning shopper with finer tastes in food, fashion and fine art.

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Framework Lime Gallery 56 Derby Road, Nottingham NG1 5FD T: 0115 947 2132 | E: frameworklime@hotmail.co.uk W: www.limegallery.co.uk

The Hen House 5 King Street, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0EH T: 07530 675 812 | E: info@henhouseinteriors.co.uk W: www.henhouseinteriors.co.uk

Framework was set up more than 20 years ago with the aim of bringing customers a high quality picture framing service. This artisan firm only uses the finest acid free Bainbridge mount board and it offers gold and silver leaf finishes through to simple aluminium frames.

The Hen House is situated in the minster town of Southwell and offers practical, inspirational and sometimes nostalgic goods for your home and garden. It has an eclectic mix of old and new, from gorgeous linen trays to handmade log baskets.

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High and Mighty 13 Flying Horse Walk, Nottingham NG1 2HN T: 0115 9588 763 | E: online@highandmighty.co.uk W: www.highandmighty.co.uk

Ice Nine 9-13 Goose Gate, Hockley, Nottingham NG1 1FE T: 0115 958 0786 | E: enquiries@icenine.co.uk W: www.icenine.co.uk

High and Mighty is a premium menswear clothing retailer, specialising in designer brands such as Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren and Lacoste and formal menswear. Its clothing goes up to a 6XL and footwear up to a size 17.

Situated in the heart of Hockley, Ice Nine is one of the most iconic independent businesses in the area. Established in the late 1970s, it is an Aladdin’s Cave, stocking everything from body jewellery to Buddha, juggling equipment to bongs, jewellery, clothing, gifts and everything in between. New department now open, stocking a large range of second-hand vinyl.

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Jazz Hairdressing 9 Carlton Street, Nottingham NG1 1NL T: 0115 941 4142 | E: tim@jazzhair.co.uk W: www.jazzhair.co.uk

Le Chien Et Moi 60 Derby Road, Nottingham, NG1 5FD T: 0115 979 9199 | E: pip@lechienetmoi.com W: www.lechienetmoi.com

Jazz Hairdressing Nottingham was established over 22 years ago amidst a hugely competitive market and thanks to our great haircuts we remain one of the best salons in the area. We have created a balanced atmosphere with professional independent stylists that both our clients and stylists enjoy.

Housed in a listed building, with a resident Basset Hound, Le Chien Et Moi offers an ever-changing mix of old and new, for you and your home. Wares include scents from Brooklyn, jewellery from Japan, handmade ceramics, uncommon books, hand-poured candles and a covetable collection of antique, vintage and recycled objects and curiosities.

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Melville Kemp Ltd 79-81 Derby Road, Nottingham NG1 5BA T: 0115 941 7055 | W: www.mkempjewellers.com M. Kemp the jewellers have been trading at the top of Derby Road since 1947. We are a family business. Our extensive stock of silver and jewellery ranges from inexpensive silver charms, lockets etc, up to rare and costly items of 18th century silver and jewellery.

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Shells Belle Boutique 10 Flying Horse Walk, Nottingham NG1 2HN T: 0115 947 2632 | E: shellsbelleboutique@hotmail.co.uk W: www.flyinghorsewalk.co.uk/shopping/Shells-BelleBoutique Shells Belle Boutique is an independent boutique specialising in finding the perfect fragrance and ornate pieces for your home and place of work, not forgetting treating yourself or a friend to our natural body care range. Hampers can be made adding that personal touch to a gift. H7

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Smalleys 54 Derby Road, Nottingham NG1 5FD T: 0115 947 3853 | E: brandon_harris@dsl.pipex.com W: www.smalleysgentsoutfitter.co.uk Smalleys Gentleman’s Outfitters was established in Nottingham in 1888. It is still an independent shop and has been in the same ownership for 14 years. We specialise in hats and caps, and made to measure suits and shirts. We stock a wide range of menswear items.

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Music for Everyone 10 Goose Gate, Hockley, Nottingham NG1 1FF T: 0115 958 9312 | E: admin@music-for-everyone.org W: www.music-for-everyone.org

Real Clothing – Menswear 3 Market Place, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0HE T: 01636 813 894 | E: sales@realclothingstore.co.uk W: www.realclothingstore.co.uk

Stick and Ribbon 3 Flying Horse Walk, Nottingham NG1 2HN T: 0115 941 4555 | E: style@stickandribbon.co.uk W: www.stickandribbon.co.uk

Tim Foster Hairdressing 49 Derby Road, Nottingham NG1 5AW T: 0115 941 2266 | E: info@timfoster.co.uk W: www.timfoster.co.uk

Music for Everyone is an independent arts organisation with over thirty years’ experience in devising and running innovative music participation events across Nottingham and the East Midlands. We run adult and youth instrumental playing days, singing workshops and concerts, choirs, bands and orchestras.

Real Clothing offers men’s designer clothes worldwide. Our aim is to provide stylish, quality clothes, shoes and accessories by top brands. Pretty Green men’s clothes, Universal Works men’s clothes, Penfield men’s clothes, Oliver Spencer men’s clothes. Sign up for our newsletter, join us on Facebook and Twitter.

Stick and Ribbon is an independent ladies’ fashion boutique in the Flying Horse Walk. We offer a range of unique collections perfect for the modern and stylish woman, including Hudson jeans, Perfect White Shirt, Second Female, Feel the Piece, Soaked in Luxury and many more.

Tim Foster Hairdressing is a premium hair stylist in Nottingham. The salon creates a relaxed atmosphere for some of the best hairdressing in the UK. We offer exceptional levels of customer service by a selection of Nottinghamshire’s finest stylists with support from bright, up and coming talent.

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Real Clothing – Womenswear 20 King Street, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0EN T: 01636 819 435 | E: sales@realclothingstore.co.uk W: www.realclothingstore.co.uk

Secret Garden Interiors 2 Market Square, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0FS T: 01636 819 960 | E: jane@secretgardeninteriors.co.uk W: www.secretgardeninteriors.co.uk

Windblowers 75-77 Derby Road, Nottingham NG1 5BA T: 0115 941 0543 | E: sales@windblowers.com W: www.windblowers.com

The Worm That Turned 120-122 Derby Road, Nottingham NG1 5FB T: 0115 948 2800 | E: derbyroadnottingham@worm.co.uk W: www.worm.co.uk

Real Clothing offers women’s designer clothes worldwide. Our aim is to provide stylish, quality clothes, shoes and accessories by top brands. Barbour women’s clothes, Maison Scotch women’s clothes, Great Plains women’s clothes. Sign up for our newsletter, join us on Facebook and Twitter.

Secret Garden Interiors is renowned for its close collaboration with artisan producers, resulting in an exquisite collection of decorative antiques, furniture, lighting, mirrors, as well as gifts, accessories, cushions and fabrics. The Interior Design Team offers bespoke curtains and blinds with the latest designs.

Windblowers is a delightful, well established music shop specialising in woodwind and brass instruments and all kinds of sheet music. You can leisurely browse through its huge selection of titles in a relaxed atmosphere and have the opportunity to try its ‘Aladdin’s Cave’ of musical delights!

More King’s Road than Derby Road, Worm has a mission to gorgeously turn your outdoor space into a thing of beauty. With an edited selection of fine garden decor, furniture and gifts, lighting, clocks, water features, outdoor games, rare garden books, plus one-off pieces/vintage finds.

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200 Degrees Coffee Roasters Heston House, Meadow Lane, Nottingham NG2 3HE T: 07733 446 503 | E: info@200degs.com W: www.200degs.com 200 Degrees Coffee Roasters are artisan small batch hand roasters based in the heart of Nottingham, supplying both the wholesale and home markets. We supply all the equipment a professional barista may require, from a simple tamper to a fully installed espresso machine and many ingredients.

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Castle Rock Brewery Vat and Fiddle, 12-14 Queens Bridge Road, Nottingham NG2 1NB T: 0115 985 1615 | E: admin@castlerockbrewery.co.uk W: www.castlerockbrewery.co.uk/site/

Colston Bassett and District Dairy Harby Lane, Colston Bassett, Nottingham NG12 3FN T: 01949 813 22 | E: stilton@colstonbassettdairy.com W: www.colstonbassettdairy.com

Navigation Brewery Trent Navigation, Meadow Lane, Nottingham NG2 3HS T: 0115 947 0591 | E: info@theexchange.uk.net W: www.theexchange.uk.net

Castle Rock Brewery’s ales are brewed in the heart of Nottingham. You’ll find these award winning ales in many of the city’s leading pubs and bars. With prior appointment take a brewery tour to see the Home of Harvest Pale, Supreme Champion Beer of Britain 2010.

Blue Stilton has been made here for over 100 years to a traditional Vale of Belvoir recipe. The dairy uses milk from a small cooperative of four local farms. Products include Stilton and Shropshire Blue Cheese. Shropshire Blue is a creamy veined cheese, milder than Blue Stilton.

Navigation Brewery opened in 2012 and proved popular with real ale drinkers in Nottingham and further afield. It only uses the finest quality ingredients and traditional brewery methods to produce five main ales. Tours and the Brewery Shop are very popular. Located near the Trent Navigation Inn.

Newfield Dairy Caunton Road, Hockerton, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0PN T: 01636 636 600 | E: moo@newfieldicecream.co.uk W: www.newfieldicecream.co.uk

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Harker’s Farm Shop Blackberry Farm, Clipston-On-The-Wolds, Near Keyworth, Nottingham NG12 5PB | T: 0115 989 2260 E: enquiries@harkerfarmshop.co.uk W: www.harkerfarmshop.co.uk

Lincoln Green Brewery Unit E4/E5 Enterprise Park, Wigwam Lane, Hucknall, Nottingham NG15 7SZ T: 0115 963 4233 | E: contact@lincolngreenbrewing.co.uk W: www.lincolngreenbrewing.co.uk

A traditional, family farm shop tucked away on a working farm. Offering an outstanding selection of home-reared meat and game, along with locally-grown fruit and vegetables, fresh bread, fish, cakes, eggs, jams and honey. There are also farm animals and a tractor play park.

Lincoln Green Brewing Company began brewing in May 2012, introducing a new range of traditional ales brewed with pride in Hucknall, Nottingham. The brewery takes its name from the colour of the dyed woollen cloth associated with the Nottinghamshire legend of Robin Hood.

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Nottingham Robin Hood Beer Festival Nottingham Castle, Friar Lane, Nottingham NG1 6EL E: festival@nottinghamcamra.org W: www.nottinghamcamra.org The 2014 Nottingham Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival will take place from Wednesday 8th to Saturday 11th October. The Festival is held in the atmospheric grounds of Nottingham Castle. There are over a thousand different real ales plus a large selection of real ciders and perries, including many from local breweries.

Newfield Dairy Ice Cream Parlour and Café is in a beautiful rural part of Nottinghamshire where you will be able to indulge in our own home made, farm fresh ice creams and sorbets together with a range of delicious cakes and savouries, coffee, tea and other dairy delights.

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Pheasantry Brewery and Visitors Centre High Brecks Farm, Lincoln Road, East Markham, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG22 0SN | T: 01777 872 728 E: email@pheasantrybrewery.co.uk W: www.pheasantrybrewery.co.uk Our modern micro brewery with restaurant and bar is situated in a range of renovated buildings on our farm. We welcome visitors to tour the brewery, have a meal, drink or snack, try the beer and enjoy the beautiful countryside. We are just minutes from the A1.

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The School of Artisan Food Lower Motor Yard, Welbeck, Nottinghamshire S80 3LR T: 01909 532 171 | E: info@schoolofartisan.org W: www.schoolofartisan.org At the School of Artisan Food we have passion, expertise and understanding – all under one roof. Our courses are designed with you in mind, whether you join us for a day or for an advanced Diploma on your way to an exciting career in the food industry.

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The Sherwood Charcutier Mill Lane, Upton, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG23 5SZ T: 07742 492 436 E: hello@thesherwoodcharcutier.co.uk W: www.thesherwoodcharcutier.co.uk

Thaymar Farm Shop and Tea Room Haughton Park Farm, nr Bothamsall, Retford, Nottinghamshire DN22 8DB T: 01623 862 632 | E: sales@thaymar.co.uk W: www.thaymaricecream.co.uk

Producers of the finest British charcuterie using traditional artisan methods, grown and produced in Sherwood Forest.

Thaymar Real Luxury Dairy Ice Cream and Real Fruit Sorbets have been made at Haughton Park Farm since 1988. Come and visit our farm shop and Ice Cream Parlour, with a fantastic selection of local and homemade produce or visit the Tea Room for cake and a drink.

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Welbeck Farm Shop Welbeck, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 3LW T: 01909 478 725 | E: farmshop@welbeck.co.uk W: www.welbeckfarmshop.co.uk

Sneinton Market Sneinton Community Traders, Freckingham Street, Sneinton, Nottingham NG1 1DS T: 07793 389 323 | E: info@sneintonmarket.co.uk W: www.sneintonmarket.co.uk

Discover amazing produce from the Welbeck Estate; Stichelton cheese, Welbeck Bakehouse breads, Welbeck Abbey Brewery real ales, and Boutique Aromatique chocolates and patisserie. Our award-winning butchery counter is stocked with meat and game from the Estate, and our cheese counter offers British cheeses from Neal’s Yard Dairy. 70 | www.experiencenottinghamshire.com

Sneinton Market is a conservation area at the melting-pot between the Lace Market and Sneinton. It is a jumble of restored landmarks, old buildings, galleries and attractions. It hosts a Saturday market and regular events; organic and local foods, browsing stalls, Rummage Lounge, cafés, books and more. Call Nottingham Tourism Centre on +44 (0)8444 77 5678 | 71


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Annie’s Burger Shack 5 Broadway, The Lace Market, Nottingham NG1 1PR T: 0115 924 2442 | W: www.anniesburgershack.com Voted ‘Best Burger in The UK’, all of Annie’s burgers are made the traditional American diner way. Enjoy meaty, vegetarian and vegan homemade burgers made using award-winning, locally-sourced ingredients.

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Alley Café Cannon Court, Long Row, Nottingham NG1 6JE T: 0115 955 1013 | E: info@alleycafe.co.uk W: www.alleycafe.co.uk

Aurora 47 Stoney Street, Nottingham NG1 1LX T: 0115 941 3816 | E: aurorarestaurant@hotmail.co.uk W: www.aurorarestaurant.org

The Bell Inn 18 Angel Row, Nottingham NG1 6HL T: 0115 947 5241 | E: 4637@greeneking.co.uk W: www.bellinnnottingham.co.uk

Alley Café is well-known for its distinctly European atmosphere and serves a range of creative vegetarian and vegan food as well as fair trade coffee and teas, beer and wine. It has a gallery wall featuring the work of local artists and also runs regular music nights.

Located in a former lace warehouse in Nottingham’s fashionable Lace Market quarter, Aurora oozes style and sophistication. The building boasts many period features and food lovers can sit back and soak up the relaxing atmosphere while enjoying top quality British food made using locally-sourced ingredients.

Step back to 1437 by exploring the sandstone cellar caves at the Bell Inn and discover the origins of Nottingham’s oldest inn. After a cellar tour, enjoy traditional food overlooking the Market Square in our Belfry restaurant while sampling locally brewed ales. There’s live music throughout the week.

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Anoki Barker Gate, Nottingham NG1 1JU T: 0115 948 3888 | E: info@anokinottingham.co.uk W: www.anokinottingham.co.uk

Belle and Jerome (Beeston) 66 High Road, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 2LF T: 0115 967 7779 | E: info@belleandjerome.co.uk W: www.belleandjerome.co.uk

Belle and Jerome (West Bridgford) 33 Central Avenue, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 6FR T: 0115 981 7070 | E: info@belleandjerome.co.uk W: www.belleandjerome.co.uk

Anoki Indian restaurant has an unrivalled reputation for serving indulgent cuisine in opulent surroundings. Guests can expect exquisite food made using fresh produce and a high level of service. Anoki has secured a place in the prestigious Michelin Guide and has gained national recognition in The Times.

Located in Beeston, Belle and Jerome is one of a pair of independently-owned restaurants. Inspired by Europe’s café culture it serves breakfasts and freshly-cooked lunches as well as fantastic coffee and cake. In the evening, it transforms into an intimate bistro serving high quality food and wine.

Located in the suburb of West Bridgford, Belle and Jerome is one of a pair of independently-owned restaurants. The continental-style café offers breakfasts and lunches along with incredible coffee and cakes. In the evening you will be transported to Europe as the venue becomes a sophisticated bistro.

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Antalya 31-32 Forman Street, Nottingham NG1 4AA T: 0115 941 8420 | E: info@antalya.co.uk W: www.antalya.co.uk

The Approach Friar Lane, Nottingham NG1 6DQ T: 0115 950 6149 | E: sales@theapproachnottingham.com W: www.theapproachnottingham.com

Bentinck Hotel (Citizen Bar and Bistro) Station Street, Nottingham NG2 3AJ T: 0115 958 7701 | E: reservations@thebentinckhotel.co.uk W: www.thebentinckhotel.co.uk

The Bingham Nottingham Long Acre, Bingham, Nottinghamshire NG13 8BG T: 01949 358 008 | E: info@the-bingham.com W: www.the-bingham.com

Antalya has been in Nottingham for over 25 years and specialises in authentic Turkish cuisine. Dishes are made using only the finest available ingredients to give true taste and flavour to our selections. We pride ourselves on offering superb, traditionally-inspired food in a relaxed atmosphere.

The Approach is Nottingham’s first choice for sport and music. The philosophy is to let people enjoy themselves in comfortable surroundings with great food. There’s live music during the week and HD screens. The menu includes pub favourites and Sunday lunch, along with ales, wines and cocktails.

With views across Nottingham, the Citizen Bar and Bistro is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, providing high quality, locally sourced food. The menu has been specially designed to show off ingredients from the Nottinghamshire area.

Located in the stunning Vale of Belvoir, The Bingham comprises a relaxed pub, an outdoor terrace and a fine dining restaurant. The bar menu offers a sophisticated twist on classic pub meals, while the restaurant is renowned for its exquisite dishes inspired by classic British cuisine.

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Bramleys Brasserie De Vere Venues Orchard Hotel, The University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RJ T: 0115 876 0881 | E: bramleys@deverevenues.co.uk W: www.deverevenues.co.uk/en/venues/east-midlandsconference-centre-orchard-hotel/orchard-hotel

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Browns Bar & Brasserie 20 Park Row, Nottingham NG1 6GR T: 0115 958 8183 W: www.browns-restaurants.co.uk/locations/nottingham

The Castle Barge The Wharf, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 1EU T: 01636 677 320 | E: info@castlebarge.co.uk W: www.castlebarge.co.uk

Indulge in modern British cuisine at Bramleys Brasserie in the Orchard Hotel. Open to non-residents, emphasis is on locally-sourced ingredients, with some dishes featuring the Bramley Apple.

Located in Nottingham’s cultural district, Browns Bar & Brasserie serves beautiful food and stylish cocktails. Described as ‘a great example of proper food’, we use quality ingredients and cook fresh to order. Browns is a place where you can relax, enjoy a drink, dinner and good conversation.

Discover a pub with a difference on the River Trent at Newark. The Castle Barge was once a Spillers grain barge travelling between Hull and Gainsborough. It became a pub in 1980 and is now a well-known name in Newark serving traditional pub food and drinks.

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Byron’s Brasserie Colwick Hall Hotel, Racecourse Road, Nottingham NG2 4BH T: 0115 908 2163 | E: eat@byronsbrasserie.com W: www.byronsbrasserie.com

Café Bleu 14 Castle Gate, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 1BG T: 01636 610 141 | E: reception@cafebleurestaurant.co.uk W: www.cafebleurestaurant.co.uk

The Clock House The Clock House, Café & Tea Room, Main Street, Upton, Nottinghamshire NG23 5TE T: 01636 919 591 | E: info@clockhousecafe.co.uk W: www.clockhousecafe.co.uk

Byron’s Brasserie takes its name from the poet Lord Byron, whose family once lived in the magnificent Colwick Hall. The restaurant is decorated with pictures of Byron and his lovers and has a fine dining menu inspired by British classics along with light meals and afternoon tea.

Café Bleu is one of Newark’s best-loved restaurants. This light, airy bistro serves modern European dishes which showcase local produce such as roast rump of Derbyshire lamb with braised puy lentils, pancetta and roast celeriac chips followed by warm chocolate pudding with caramelised orange ice cream.

Guests are assured a warm welcome at The Clock House, in the pretty village of Upton. Award-winning chef Edward Halls, who has worked in Michelin star restaurants and at Kensington Palace, offers tempting breakfasts, lunches and exquisite handcrafted cakes as well as fine dining experiences.

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Cock and Hoop 25 High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 1HE T: 0115 852 3231 | E: stay@lacemarkethotel.co.uk W: www.cockandhoop.co.uk The Cock and Hoop is a gastropub at the heart of Nottingham’s Lace Market serving wholesome British food and high quality real ales. Escape the buzz of city life and while away the hours in the cosy surroundings of this tastefully-restored traditional Victorian ale house.

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Café Piano (Bingham) 7 Market Place, Bingham, Nottinghamshire NG13 8AP T: 01949 833 032 | W: www.cafe-piano.co.uk

Café Piano (Southwell) 1 Westgate, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0JN T: 0115 837 1930 | W: www.cafe-piano.co.uk

Situated in the charming town of Bingham, Café Piano offers various dishes throughout the day including English breakfasts and paninis, as well as coffee and tea. In the evening, Café Piano becomes an elegant restaurant offering traditional Italian pizza and more, along with fine wines and champagne.

Café Piano is a family-run restaurant in the centre of Southwell offering a selection of Italian food and wine. Situated just around the corner from the stunning Southwell Minster, guests can also enjoy live piano music every Friday and Saturday evening from 7pm.

Copper 21-23 Central Avenue, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 5GQ T: 0115 981 4254 | E: chef@coppercafe.co.uk W: www.copperbarcafe.co.uk

Cross Keys 15 Byard Lane, Nottingham NG1 2GJ T: 0115 914 7898 W: www.crosskeysnottingham.co.uk

A café by day and a bar by night, Copper is open from 8am. A café menu is served from noon until 9pm, along with wines, ale and imported beer. The lounge is a mix of gentlemen’s club and boutique hotel with free Wi-Fi and discreet service.

The Cross Keys is one of Nottingham’s finest gems. This late Victorian pub serves modern, British food washed down with a real ale, cider and or glass of wine. Step into the Alice in Wonderland-inspired dining room or treat yourself to a hearty breakfast or Sunday lunch.

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The Cumin 62-64 Maid Marian Way, Nottingham NG1 1PS T: 0115 941 9941 | M: 07970 286 825 E: info@thecumin.co.uk | W: www.thecumin.co.uk

Delilah Fine Foods 12 Victoria Street, Nottingham NG1 2EX T: 0115 948 4461 | E: food@delilahfinefoods.co.uk W: www.delilahfinefoods.co.uk

The Cumin is a family-run Indian restaurant offering an authentic taste of the Punjab infused with a touch of the modern. It has received five stars in the Metro and has been named Best in the Midlands by the Good Curry Guide. Small and large groups welcome.

Delilah is a traditional delicatessen and informal restaurant brimming with fine food from around the world. Specialists in local produce, Delilah’s philosophy is that only the freshest and the best will do. This passion, alongside its range of award-winning food and wines, has won Delilah countless awards.

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Doctor’s Orders 351 Mansfield Road, Carrington, Nottingham NG5 2DA T: 0115 962 1001

Eaton’s Brasserie at Holiday Inn Nottingham Castle Marina, Castle Bridge Road, Castle Marina Park, Nottingham NG7 1GX | T: 0115 993 5000 E: holidayinn.nottingham@btconnect.com W: www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/nottingham/ notuk/hoteldetail

Doctor’s Orders is a micropub housed in a former pharmacy just outside Nottingham city centre. At this intimate pub you won’t find any TV screens, lagers, alcopops or spirits; instead you can choose from a selection of locally-brewed real ales. There is also wine and cider available.

Eaton’s restaurant provides a comfortable and stylish interior, and offers modern British cooking. The seasonal menu changes quarterly and dishes are prepared using fresh ingredients. A popular choice is a set three-course menu for £16.95.

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The Elm Tree Elmton, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 4LS T: 01909 721 261 | W: www.elmtreeelmton.co.uk

Escabeche 27 Bridgford Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 6AU T: 0115 981 7010 | W: www.escabeche.co.uk

Committed to sourcing local ingredients, The Elm Tree has built a reputation for its delicious food. The restaurant offers high quality British food, along with daily specials and Sunday lunches. At this idyllic country pub you can also enjoy a selection of beers including guest ales.

Offering a contemporary taste of the Mediterranean, this tapas bar and restaurant opens for delicious breakfast from 10am. Lunch features amazing flatbreads and a superb value Menu Rapido. Main menu has fresh stone-baked cocas, charcuterie and cheese, tapas and larger raciónes. Sunday roasts with a Mediterranean twist, cocktails/cavas/frosted beers make this West Bridgford’s most vibrant spot.

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Farndon Boathouse Farndon Boathouse Ltd Off Wyke Lane, Farndon, Newark NG24 3SX T: 01636 676 578 | E: info@farndonboathouse.co.uk W: www.farndonboathouse.co.uk Situated on the banks of the River Trent, Farndon Boathouse offers stunning views. For the past three years it has been awarded an AA Rosette. Our meats, fish, and cheeses are often smoked in-house and many of the herbs and leaves are grown in our herb garden.

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Fothergills 5-7 Castle Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG1 6AA T: 0115 958 8195 | E: info@fothergillsnottingham.com W: www.eversosensible.com/fothergills Designed by well-known Nottingham architect Watson Fothergill and a stone’s throw from the castle, this bistro-style pub is committed to using locally-sourced ingredients. There are various fixed price menus available, including Sunday lunch, as well as a fine selection of wines and beers from local micro-breweries. Q6

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Fox and Hounds Calverton Road, Blidworth Bottoms, Nottinghamshire NG21 0NW T: 01623 792 383 | E: info@foxandhounds-pub.com W: www.foxandhounds-pub.com The Fox and Hounds is known for its home-cooked food, real ales and excellent wine. Situated in the heart of Nottinghamshire, it is a must for visitors to Sherwood Forest, Newstead Abbey, Center Parcs, Rufford Abbey and Clumber Park. Ample parking and parties of all sizes welcome. R18

French Living 27 King Street, Nottingham NG1 2AY T: 0115 958 5885 | E: info@frenchliving.co.uk W: www.frenchliving.co.uk

Gannets Daycafé 35 Castlegate, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 1AZ T: 01636 702 066 | E: gannets@hotmail.co.uk W: www.gannetsinnewark.co.uk

Family run since 1994, we are French and operate as if we were in France. Affordable set menus and Plats du Jour, all prepared and cooked from fresh ingredients and served by adept waiters. Close to Nottingham’s Theatre Royal. Our Café-Crêperie, two doors down, is now open.

Housed in an elegant Georgian building, Gannets Café is famed for its signature dishes which include beef lasagne with garlic bread. Dishes are prepared from locally-sourced, organic ingredients and there are options for vegetarians, vegans and children as well as dairy and gluten-free lunches, cakes and puds.

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Govinda’s Vegetarian Restaurant 7–9 Thurland Street, Nottingham NG1 3DR T: 0115 985 9639 W: www.facebook.com/GovindasNotts

Grosvenor G Casino Nottingham 4 Maid Marian Way, Nottingham NG1 6HS T: 0115 979 9288 W: www.grosvenorcasinos.com/local-casinos/nottingham

Homemade (Sherwood) 632 Mansfield Road, Sherwood, Nottingham NG5 2GA E: info@homemadecafe.com W: www.homemadecafe.com

Iberico World Tapas The Shire Hall, High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 1HN T: 0115 941 0410 | E: info@ibericotapas.com W: www.ibericotapas.com

Newly-opened Govinda’s serves a selection of vegan and vegetarian food, although it is just as popular with non-vegetarians. Enjoy a great value lunch buffet, priced at just £6.95 for all you can eat. Inspired by Indian and world cuisine, diners can expect fresh ingredients and imaginative dishes. Open until 9pm Friday and Saturday, 11am-4pm Sunday.

Diners can look forward to delicious dishes including premium Scottish steaks at Grosvenor G Casino which is located in Nottingham city centre. Food can be ordered 24 hours a day and options include light bites from the players’ menu, specials and early bird sunsets available until 8pm.

Homemade is located inside A Room Full of Butterflies, a gift shop in the bohemian suburb of Sherwood just outside Nottingham. Like the café in the city, visitors can treat themselves to drinks, light meals and of course, indulgent cakes while shopping on the busy high street.

Located in the Galleries of Justice, Iberico brings together rustic Spanish tapas and refined world cooking. Iberico is brought to you by the team behind World Service, offering high quality dining but with a laid-back style. Iberico has received a Bib Gourmand in the 2013 Michelin Guide.

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Hand and Heart 65-67 Derby Road, Nottingham NG1 5BA T: 0115 958 2456 | E: handandheart@ntlworld.com W: www.thehandandheart.co.uk The Hand and Heart is a traditional pub part set in a sandstone cave. A free house, famous for its exceptional food and LocAle, scooping Nottingham CAMRA Pub of the Year 2012 and known for the Best Sunday Lunch.

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Hartleys Coffee & Sandwich Bar 21 Carlton Street, Hockley, Nottingham NG1 1NL T: 0115 950 4877 | W: www.hartleyscoffeebar.co.uk The cow which stands outside Hartleys is fast becoming a landmark in the Hockley area, with many tourists stopping to have their picture taken beside it. Step inside and you will be treated to incredible coffee and cakes, as well as sandwiches and other light meals. Hartleys cater for all diets including gluten free and vegan.

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Jamie’s Italian, Nottingham Low Pavement, Nottingham NG1 7DL T: 0115 822 142 W: www.jamieoliver.com/italian/nottingham

Kelham Hall & Country Park Main Road, Kelham, Nottingham NG23 5QX T: 01636 980 000 | E: info@kelham-hall.com W: www.kelham-hall.com

Offering a range of dishes created by world famous chef Jamie Oliver, Jamie’s Italian is perfect for a relaxed meal with friends and family. Order a prosecco and tuck into tempting pasta dishes, steaks, and more as well as the famous planks which are perfect for sharing.

Once a Victorian house, Kelham Hall is perfect for banquets, weddings and conferences and intimate dinners. Kelham Hall Café is open daily and guests can enjoy an afternoon tea with sandwiches, cakes and champagne in one of the state rooms. There is also a carvery every Sunday.

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Hart’s Standard Court, Park Row, Nottingham NG1 6GN T: 0115 988 1900 | E: ask@hartsnottingham.co.uk W: www.hartsnottingham.co.uk

Homemade 20 Pelham Street, Nottingham NG1 2EG T: 0115 924 3030 | E: info@homemadecafe.com W: www.homemadecafe.com

Harts’ kitchen sources the best local and other ingredients and creates seasonal dishes that impress all those who enjoy fine dining. Game in season, fresh fish and hot desserts are specialities. The seasonality and consideration of the menu has won them acclaim in the Good Food Guide.

The award-winning Homemade is a cosy, child-friendly café serving delicious food, while supporting local producers. Fully licensed, Homemade has a bistro style menu serving breakfasts, homemade burgers, sandwiches, salads, daily specials and lots of cake. Homemade is available for private parties (late opening) and provides outside catering.

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Kitchen Garden Restaurant Kelham House Country Manor Hotel, Main Street, Kelham, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG23 5QP T: 01636 705 266 | E: enquiries@kelhamhouse.co.uk W: www.kelhamhouse.co.uk/restaurant/kitchen-garden The Kitchen Garden Restaurant at Kelham House specialises in sourcing seasonal ingredients which are then freshly prepared in-house to produce English and European dishes to the highest standard. We offer an à la carte, table d’hôte and bar menu daily as well as our popular Sunday lunch menu. H4

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Lee Rosy’s Tea 17 Broad Street, Nottingham NG1 3AJ T: 0115 959 8890 | E: tea@LeeRosy.com W: www.lee-rosy.co.uk

The Living Room 7 High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 1HF T: 0115 988 6870 | E: nottinghampa@thelivingroom.co.uk W: www.thelivingroom.co.uk/location/nottingham

The Larder on Goosegate is housed in what was Jesse Boot’s first apothecary. Located in Hockley, The Larder is elegant yet informal. Expect high quality, locally sourced ingredients and steak is a speciality. Open for lunch and dinner; and also serving traditional afternoon tea. Booking recommended.

Lee Rosy’s is a tea shop with over 100 varieties of loose leaf tea, as well as a selection of cakes, sandwiches, hot snacks and smoothies. Come for a relaxing cuppa or to enjoy our live music and artwork.

The Living Room is a sophisticated piano bar and restaurant in the Lace Market. The outstanding menu, fantastic cocktails and personal service are unparalleled in the city. With a capacity of 250 in the bar and 120 in the restaurant the Living Room is available to hire.

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Launay’s Restaurant 8 Church Street, Edwinstowe NG21 9QA T: 01636 822 266 | E: enquiries@launaysrestaurant.co.uk W: www.launaysrestaurant.co.uk

Las Iguanas is a bright Latin American restaurant bar famous for its south-of-the-border style. Very much more than a Mexican restaurant, Las Iguanas’ menu is influenced by the flavours of hot-spots such as Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina and Puerto Rico. Happy Hour 12.00-19.30 daily and all day Sunday to Wednesday.

This is a family-run restaurant serving good quality, fresh, local produce. We grow herbs, soft fruits, and many of the vegetables in the kitchen garden at our Edwinstowe allotments. We offer gourmet evenings and summer hog roasts both at the restaurant and for private hire and special evenings.

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Le Bistrot Pierre 13-17 Milton Street, Nottingham NG1 3EN T: 0115 941 2850 | E: questions@lebistrotpierre.co.uk W: www.lebistrotpierre.co.uk

Le Mistral Bistro and Wine Shop 2-3 Eldon Chambers, Wheeler Gate, Nottingham NG1 2NS T: 0115 941 0401 | E: nottingham@lemistral.co.uk W: www.eversosensible.com/mistral/lemistralnottingham

Le Bistrot Pierre specialises in homemade, great value, provincial French cooking, using only carefully sourced, authentic, high quality ingredients that change with the seasons. Signature dishes include slow-braised beef with shallots, red wine and bacon and pan-fried chicken breast with truffle oil and a fricassée of wild mushrooms.

Tucked away in a quiet courtyard close to Nottingham’s Old Market Square, Le Mistral is a rustic French restaurant housed in a converted warehouse. Diners can enjoy lunch and à la carte menus, inspired by classic French cuisine. It also has an excellent selection of wine.

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The Larder on Goosegate 1st Floor, 16-22 Goose Gate, Hockley, Nottingham NG1 1FF T: 0115 950 0111 | E: info@thelarderongoosegate.co.uk W: www.thelarderongoosegate.co.uk

Las Iguanas 4 Chapel Quarter, Chapel Bar, Nottingham NG1 6JS T: 0115 959 6390 | E: nottingham@iguanas.co.uk W: www.iguanas.co.uk

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Lucy’s Vicarage Tea Rooms The Old Vicarage, Station Road, Rolleston, Nottinghamshire NG23 5SE | T: 01636 816 882 E: lucy@lucysvicaragetearoom.com W: www.lucysvicaragetearoom.com Open throughout the summer, Lucy’s Vicarage Tearooms is a quintessential English tearoom serving dainty sandwiches and delicious cakes with china plates and cups. Guests can sit in the oak panelled dining room or outside in the pretty garden. Open for private parties all year. Open Fri-Sun from April until August Bank Holiday.

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Malt Cross 16 St James Street, Nottingham NG1 6FG T: 0115 941 1048 | E: info@maltcross.com W: www.maltcross.com This café/bar, housed in a Victorian music hall, offers tasty meals, real ales, continental lagers, loose leaf teas, its own blend of coffee and cream as well as its famous crushed Malteser hot chocolates. It also hosts art shows and live music. Visit the website for details.

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Manor Farm Tea Shoppe Manor Farm, Bleasby, nr Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG14 7FX | T: 01636 831 316 W: www.manorfarmteashoppe.co.uk

Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill Wollaton Street, Nottingham NG1 1FW T: 0115 8720 602 | E: enquiries@mpwnottingham.com W: www.mpwnottingham.com

The award-winning Manor Farm Tea Shoppe is the perfect place to escape. Snuggle up by a log fire in the winter or sit in the garden in the summer. Manor Farm offers a range of delicious meals from English Breakfasts to lunch from the specials board and home made cakes from local products. They also host Gastro Dining on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday lunch.

The Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill offers an ultra-modern dining experience. Locally-sourced, quality produce and an outstanding champagne and wine menu make it the perfect venue to meet friends, colleagues or clients. Marco’s restaurants are about the buzz, the food, stunning cocktails and luxurious surroundings.

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McArtney’s 6 Wilford Road, Ruddington NG11 6EN T: 0115 9211 350 | E: food@mcartneys.co.uk W: www.mcartneys.co.uk

The Meadow Covert Alford Road, Edwalton, Nottingham NG12 4AT T: 0115 923 2074 | E: 4770@greeneking.co.uk W: www.greeneking.co.uk

McArtney’s Winebar offers high quality meals and drinks at lunch times and in the evening, as well as extra special Sunday lunches which include meat sourced from local farms and imaginative vegetarian options. McArtney’s also offers a high-quality catering service for parties, corporate events and weddings.

Whether you want a drink, a pub meal or to watch Sky Sports, the Meadow Covert caters for everyone. We have a beer garden with children’s play area, as well as a pool table and darts. Food served daily and there are quiz nights and cask ales.

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MemSaab 12-14 Maid Marian Way, Nottingham NG1 6HS T: 0115 957 0009 | E: contact@mem-saab.co.uk W: www.mem-saab.co.uk

Merchants 29-31 High Pavement, Lace Market, Nottingham NG1 1HE T: 0115 852 3232 | E: stay@thelacemarkethotel.co.uk W: www.thelacemarkethotel.co.uk

The award-winning MemSaab is one of the country’s best Indian restaurants. The interior features traditional Indian craftsmanship and modern Indian art and has a contemporary feel. MemSaab promises Indian fine dining but it is also accessible, affordable and enjoyable. The restaurant appears in the Michelin Guide 2013.

One of the best restaurants in Nottingham, Merchants restaurant offers a distinctive and delicious dining experience. Merchants has become renowned for its innovative, sophisticated food and understated yet attentive service. Cocktail lovers will also be right at home in Merchants’ renowned cocktail bar, Saint Bar.

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The Monkey Tree 70 Bridgford Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 6AP T: 0115 981 1419 | E: chef@monkeytree.co.uk W: www.themonkeytree.co.uk

Mr Man’s Restaurant Wollaton Park, Wollaton Road, Nottingham NG8 2AD T: 0115 928 7788 | E: www.mrmansrestaurant.co.uk

Pontefino Italian Restaurant & Bar 80 Main Street, Gunthorpe, Nottinghamshire NG14 7EU T: 0115 966 3711 | E: bookings@pontefino.co.uk W: www.pontefino.co.uk

Red Hot World Buffet The Cornerhouse, Trinity Square, Nottingham NG1 4DB T: 0115 958 9899 W: www.redhot-worldbuffet.com/restaurants/nottingham

Situated in the pretty riverside village of Gunthorpe, Pontefino’s is an elegant restaurant and bar which is perfect for both intimate dining and larger groups. Diners can enjoy Italian dishes made from locallysourced ingredients as well as drinks in the bar. There are also live music nights.

Tuck into Chinese, Indian, Mexican, Italian and Thai at Red Hot Buffet, which is in the Cornerhouse complex in the centre of Nottingham. After ‘checking in’ at the departure desk, diners are taken on a non-stop adventure where they try as many different dishes as they want.

The Monkey Tree is open from 10am and visitors can enjoy full table service, four cask ales and a British menu based on local produce. There is live music, a terrace and if you’re visiting Nottingham for cricket it’s just a well hit six from Trent Bridge.

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The Ned Ludd Friar Lane, Nottingham NG1 6DA T: 0115 948 4221 | E: www.thenedludd.com The Ned Ludd is a welcoming showcase for craft beers, real ales and real ciders served with locally sourced, artisan food. The innovative menu concentrates on high quality simple but imaginative British food with beers or wine matched to each dish. There is a quintessentially British cocktail menu and the Upstairs Dining Room features two private dining rooms.

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Established in 1987, Mr Man’s Restaurant is one of the largest Chinese and Malaysian restaurants in Nottingham. Situated just outside the city, on the edge of the beautiful Wollaton Park, the popular restaurant has a reputation for its delicious, top quality food and attentive service.

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Old Bakery Tea Rooms and Restaurant 4 Queens Head Court, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 4XG | T: 01636 611 501 E: info@oldbakerytearooms.co.uk W: www.oldbakerytearooms.co.uk The Old Bakery Tea Rooms offers fresh meals, cream teas and cakes including the much-loved scones and meringues. Steeped in history, it has been a bakery for over 100 years and has a traditional atmosphere. Expect embroidered table linen, flowers on the table and a warm welcome. I7

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The Reindeer Inn East Bridgford, Nottinghamshire NG13 8PH T: 01949 829 336 W: www.reindeer-inn.co.uk The Reindeer Inn has stunning views over the Trent Valley and internally it has retained its rural charm as the primary village pub. External theatre showing classic movies, housing a 92inch cinema screen plus a gallery space promoting local artists. Traditional homecooked meals from local suppliers. Catering options available for any events held on the premises with advanced booking. T16

Restaurant Sat Bains with Rooms Lenton Lane, Nottingham NG7 2SA T: 0115 986 6566 | F: 0115 986 0343 E: info@restaurantsatbains.net W: www.restaurantsatbains.com Chef Sat Bains and his wife Amanda are the proprietors of Nottinghamshire’s only Michelin starred establishment Restaurant Sat Bains with Rooms. Sat has been recognised by chefs and writers all over the world for his innovative style. The restaurant has garnered many awards including two Michelin stars. I5

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The Oriental Pearl 42-44 Bridgford Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 6AP T: 0115 945 5048 | W: www.the-pearl.co.uk

Pepper Rocks 12 Pepper Street, Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham NG1 2GH T: 0115 958 6477 | E: info@pepperrocks.co.uk W: www.facebook.com/PepperRocks

The Riverbank Bar & Kitchen Trent Bridge, Nottingham NG2 2GS T: 0115 986 7960 | E: events@riverbanknotts.co.uk W: www.riverbanknotts.co.uk

The Roebuck Inn 9-11 St James Street, Nottingham NG1 6FH T: 0115 979 3400 | E: the_roebuck@hotmail.co.uk W: www.jdwetherspoon.co.uk/home/pubs/theroebuck-inn

Located in the heart of West Bridgford, this fine dining Chinese restaurant has recently been given a stylish makeover. Treat yourself to a cocktail in the Pearl Bar before enjoying a relaxing meal in opulent surroundings. Diners can choose from à la carte or set menus.

Pepper Rocks is a unique bar and crêperie in Nottingham. With its retro style and continental atmosphere this is the perfect place to enjoy a crêpe or galette (savoury crêpe) with a cocktail. There is outdoor seating, a balcony and cosy areas inside to relax.

The Riverbank Bar and Kitchen is a stylish restaurant, bar and event space with an all weather terrace overlooking the River Trent. Famous for excellent food and service, guests can also enjoy regular live music nights. The Gallery Function Room is ideal for weddings, parties and conferences.

The Roebuck Inn is located in the city centre, just off The Old Market Square. Best known for its range of real ales and spirits. Try the varied menu and club deals, available all day. Open at 8am – Midnight, serving food until 11pm.

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The Rose and Crown Main Road, Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire NG12 3HQ T: 0115 989 2245 | E: drink@roseandcrowncotgrave.co.uk W: www.roseandcrowncotgrave.co.uk

The Round House Royal Standard Place NG1 6FS | T: 0115 924 0120 E: theroundhousenottingham@gmail.com W: www.theroundhousenottingham.co.uk

The Rose and Crown is a country pub which boasts wooden beams, a mix of traditional and modern furniture and cosy open fireplaces. Visitors are guaranteed a friendly welcome and they can enjoy a selection of reasonably-priced beers, wines and spirits as well as delicious food.

The Round House is a unique independent free house, once part of Nottingham’s General Hospital and also the site where Charles I raised his standard giving it a fantastic historical feel! All menus are locally sourced and beautifully presented, with daily specials and exceptional Sunday lunches available.

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Rushton’s Deli 41/42 Stodman Street, Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire NG24 1AW | T: 01636 605 214 E: info@rushtonsdeli.co.uk W: www.rushtonsdeli.co.uk

The Sanctuary Bar & Restaurant Westminster Drive, Upper Saxondale (between Radcliffe & Bingham) NG12 2NL | T: 0115 933 4500 E: bookings@thesanctuaryrestaurant.co.uk W: www.thesanctuaryrestaurant.co.uk

With a delicatessen, bistro offering a fine dining experience, a lounge bar with specialised invented cocktails and an outside catering service with all styles of events and functions catered for, Rushton’s exceeds expectations; perfect for special occasions dining, meetings and intimate gatherings.

The Sanctuary Bar & Restaurant has a beautiful interior blending the modern and classic. The food is brasseriestyle with an early bird menu, daily specials and Sunday lunch. The Sanctuary also boasts an outdoor area and private dining room. It is also available for exclusive hire.

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Saint Bar Lace Market Hotel, 29-31 High Pavement, The Lace Market, Nottingham NG1 1HE T: 0115 852 3232 | E: stay@thelacemarkethotel.co.uk W: www.thelacemarkethotel.co.uk Cocktail fans will love the Lace Market’s Saint Bar. Expect angelic cocktails, super-sweet service and interiors that are dripping with style. Saint is for glamorous girlie nights, fabulous pre-dinner drinks and late-night martinis. You can also enjoy afternoon tea with a twist with an Afternoon Mar-tea-ni. 88 | www.experiencenottinghamshire.com

The Southbank Bar 1 Bridgford House, Trent Bridge, Nottingham NG2 5GJ T: 0115 945 5541 | E: sales@southbankbar.co.uk W: www.southbankbar.co.uk The newly refurbished Southbank boasts 17 HD screens and hosts bands and DJs every weekend. Enjoy a bite to eat or drinks before a match at Forest, Notts County, Nottingham Rugby or Trent Bridge. The menu offers quality meals and real ales. There are also regular special offers available on the website.

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Tiffin 35 Abbey Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 5NG T: 0115 981 6224 | E: tiffinteahouse@hotmail.co.uk W: www.tiffin-teahouse.co.uk

Tom Browns Brasserie The Old School House, Trentside, Gunthorpe, Nottingham NG14 7FB | T: 0115 966 3642 E: info@tombrowns.co.uk | W: www.tombrowns.co.uk

Woodborough Hall 1 Bank Hill, Woodborough, Nottinghamshire NG14 6EF T: 0115 965 4466 | E: enquiries@woodboroughhall.co.uk W: www.woodboroughhall.co.uk

World Service Newdigate House, Castle Gate, Nottingham NG1 6AF T: 0115 847 5587 | E: info@worldservicerestaurant.com W: www.worldservicerestaurant.com

Tiffin is a traditional teahouse providing teas and infusions, Italian coffees and hot chocolates. Enjoy homemade breakfasts, lunches and cakes. Tables are covered with cloths and lace and everything is served in vintage china. Take-out cakes are available. For opening hours and catering services visit the website.

Tom Browns is a converted Victorian school house in the riverside village of Gunthorpe. Treat yourself to the Early Bird menu or à la carte dining. Guests can enjoy live music throughout the year or relax on the heated outdoor terrace and enjoy views of the river.

Woodborough Hall offers the ultimate atmospheric dining experience for any occasion. Head Chef Des Sweeney worked for the royal family at Buckingham Palace and uses seasonal local produce. Open every day of the year for tea and coffee, afternoon tea and events for 100 or more guests.

Housed in a 17th century building, World Service restaurant and lounge bar celebrates the heritage of the building’s past. The fine dining restaurant opened in 2000, building critical acclaim both locally and nationally. It can be found in the AA, Good Food and the Michelin guide.

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Trent Navigation Meadow Lane, Nottingham NG2 3HS T: 0115 986 9877 | E: enquiries@navigationbrewery.com W: www.navigationbrewery.com

The Village Café and Bistro 4 Main Street, Keyworth, Nottinghamshire NG12 5AD T: 0115 937 6294 | E: info@thevillagecafeandbistro.co.uk W: www.thevillagecafeandbistro.co.uk

The historic Trent Navigation is a traditional English pub with all the best modern bits added for comfort serving 14 cask ales and ciders on draught. The pub is the “brewery tap” for Navigation Brewery and this Victorian inn is popular with real ale buffs, local pub-goers and live music fans with bands on 4 nights a week.

The Village Café and Bistro is ideal if you want to escape city life. By day you can enjoy delicious lunches and homemade cakes, along with fresh coffee and drinks. In the evening the café transforms into a bistro serving seasonal dishes made from local ingredients.

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Warsaw Diner 93-95 Derby Road, Nottingham NG1 5BB T: 0115 950 8500 | E: warsawdiner@aol.com W: www.warsawdiner.co.uk Looking for interesting and well-prepared food in American or Polish style? Warsaw Diner follows the well-tried and tasty recipes which will satisfy even the most demanding customers. Building our experience over last 20 years make us convenient in delivering highest customer service.

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Wellingtons Café & Bistro Cherry Lane Garden Centre, Pendock Lane, Nottingham NG11 6PQ | T: 0115 984 7990 E: bradmore@wellingtonscafe.co.uk W: www.wellingtonscafe.co.uk The newly refurbished Wellington’s Café & Bistro offers a modern décor and cosy seating areas not normally seen at a garden centre. The all-day food offering ranges from breakfasts through to afternoon cream teas, all freshly cooked by the dedicated team of chefs. On Sundays they host a lunchtime carvery. Free Wi-Fi is also available.

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Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem 1 Brewhouse Yard, Nottingham NG1 6AD T: 0115 947 3171 | E: 4925@greeneking.co.uk Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem Inn is carved into the rock and connected with the labyrinth of sandstone caves at the foot of Nottingham Castle. Thought to be England’s oldest inn, this is the perfect place to enjoy a meal or drink while exploring Nottingham’s historic sites.

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Yeung Sing Cantonese Restaurant 15 Market Street, Bingham, Nottinghamshire NG13 8AB T: 01949 831 222 | E: info@ yeungsing.com W: www.yeungsing.com The Michelin Recommended Yeung Sing in Bingham is one of Nottinghamshire’s finest Cantonese restaurants. Offering full à la carte menu, Sunday lunch, private dining and parties. The Yeung Sing is part of the Bingham Townhouse Hotel.

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Best Western Bestwood Lodge Hotel Bestwood Country Park, Arnold, Nottingham NG5 8NE T: 0115 920 3011 E: enquiries@bestwoodlodgehotels.co.uk W: www.bestwoodlodgehotel.co.uk

Colwick Hall Hotel Colwick Park, Racecourse Road, Nottingham NG2 4BH T: 0115 950 0566 | F: 0115 924 3797 E: reservations@colwickhallhotel.com W: www.colwickhallhotel.com

The perfect place for wedding receptions or private functions for up to 200 delegates in the heart of Robin Hood country and within four miles of Nottingham city centre. The hotel’s Parkside Restaurant offers superb dining facilities in elegant surroundings. All 39 en suite bedrooms provide quality accommodation.

Once the ancestral home of Lord Byron, this Georgian country house offers breathtaking views with luxurious bedrooms boasting period furniture and modern amenities including free Wi-Fi. The new Byron’s Brasserie restaurant offers fine dining and British classics. Private dining and conference rooms available.

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Cotswold Hotel 330-332 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG5 2EF T: 0115 955 1071 | E: cotswoldhotel@btinternet.com W: www.cotswold-hotel.co.uk An ideal spot for business or a well deserved leisure break, the Cotswold Hotel and Restaurant is less than a mile from the city of Nottingham and its legends of Robin Hood. Visit Nottingham Castle and Newstead Abbey, both within easy reach from our privately-run hotel.

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Crowne Plaza Nottingham Wollaton Street, Nottingham NG1 5RH T: 0115 936 9988 F: 0115 947 5888 E: res.cpnottingham@qmh-hotels.com W: www.crowneplaza.com/cpnottingham

Holiday Inn Express Nottingham 7 Chapel Bar, Chapel Quarter, Maid Marian Way, Nottingham NG1 6JS T: 0115 419 931 | E: nottingham@kewgreen.co.uk W: www.holidayinn-expressnottingham.co.uk

The Crowne Plaza is located in the centre of Nottingham, 10 minutes’ walk from the train station, and on the main tramline. The hotel boasts meeting and event rooms; the Lacemaker Restaurant and Swatch bar are open daily. On-site car parking provides easy access to the hotel.

Enjoy an excellent location near shopping, nightlife and local attractions when you stay at one of the most metropolitan hotels in Nottingham. Situated in Nottingham’s lively Chapel Bar area, Holiday Inn Express is the ideal base close to Old Market square and other city attractions. I8

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Holiday Inn Nottingham Castle Marina Castle Bridge Road, Castle Marina Park NG7 1GX T: 0115 993 5000 E: holidayinn.nottingham@btconnect.com W: www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/nottingham/ notuk/hoteldetail Holiday Inn Nottingham is a 15 minute canal side stroll from Nottingham’s city centre. There’s free parking on site and spacious guest rooms. Browse complimentary newspapers over morning coffee or watch live sports on the bar’s plasma screen. L10

Ibis Nottingham Centre 16 Fletcher Gate, Nottingham NG1 2FS T: 0115 985 3600 | E: H6160@accor.com W: www.ibishotel.com or www.accorhotels.com

Jurys Inn Nottingham Station Street, Waterfront Plaza, Nottingham NG2 6BJ T: 0115 901 6700 | E: jurysinnnottingham@jurysinns.co.uk W: www.nottinghamhotels.jurysinns.com

Ibis Nottingham Centre is a budget hotel in central Nottingham. The hotel has 142 modern guest rooms, all with climate control, wired/wireless internet access and satellite TV. Snack, order a light meal, or relax with a drink. The city’s major transport connections are within five minutes’ walk. Free Wi-Fi available throughout and TV with freeview channels.

Jurys Inn Nottingham is located on Station Street, a two minute walk from the railway station, Nottingham’s tramlines and car parking. We offer 264 spacious and comfortable bedrooms with Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, air-conditioning, tea/coffee refreshment dock, and a spacious bathroom with spa toiletries. We also have 11 stylish and state of the art meeting rooms.

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Hart’s Standard Hill, Park Row, Nottingham NG1 6GN T: 0115 988 1900 | E: reception@hartshotel.co.uk W: www.hartsnottingham.co.uk

Hilton Nottingham Milton Street, Nottingham NG1 3PR | T: 0115 934 9700 F: 0115 934 9701 | E: events.nottingham@hilton.com W: www.hilton.co.uk/nottingham

Lace Market Hotel 29-31 High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 6BJ T: 0115 852 3232 | E: stay@lacemarkethotel.co.uk W: www.lacemarkethotel.co.uk

Built on the former ramparts of Nottingham Castle, the light and airy rooms at Hart’s are both contemporary and comfortable. An acclaimed restaurant, a secluded courtyard garden and luxurious bedrooms provide an ideal place to unwind in the city.

Explore the shopping and cultural delights of historic Nottingham from the Nottingham Hilton. Featuring a 60 foot pool with Jacuzzi, fully equipped LivingWell health club and fitness centre and a business centre for corporate guests. Step into Nicholson’s Bar and Diner and enjoy modern, stylish American cuisine.

Lace Market hotel is a 4 star townhouse hotel, awarded ‘Most Excellent City Hotel 2007’ by Conde Nast Johansens. Situated in the heart of Nottingham’s Lace Market, this luxury hotel boasts 42 bedrooms and suites, Merchants restaurant, Saint cocktail bar, and the Cock and Hoop pub.

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Mercure Hotel Nottingham George Street, Lace Market, Nottingham NG1 3BP T: 0115 959 9777 | F: 0115 958 1335 E: stay@mercurenottingham.com W: www.mercurenottingham.com Superbly located in the fashionable Lace Market area, the Mercure Nottingham City Centre Hotel is the perfect place to conduct business, host an event or treat a loved one to a weekend break in the city. The oldest hotel in Nottingham exudes a sense of tradition, comfort and relaxation. Call Nottingham Tourism Centre on +44 (0)8444 77 5678 | 97


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The Nottingham Belfry Mellor’s Way, Off Woodhouse Way, Nottingham NG8 6PY T: 0115 973 9393 | E: nottinghambelfry@qhotels.co.uk W: www.qhotels.co.uk

The Park 5-7 Waverley Street Nottingham NG7 4HF T: 0115 978 6299 | E: info@parkhotelnottingham.co.uk W: www.parkhotelnottingham.co.uk

For a fantastic break, visit The Nottingham Belfry. Guests can relax and enjoy the indoor heated pool, gymnasium and luxury spa. There’s a formal restaurant with an innovative menu, complemented by a fine selection of wines. The Oaks Bar offers lighter meals, drinks and snacks.

Enjoy superb views over the Arboretum in the heart of Nottingham city centre, within easy walking distance of many major attractions. The rooms are all equipped with TVs, Freeview, tea and coffee making facilities, free Wi-Fi and en suite bathrooms.

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Park Inn by Radisson Nottingham Mansfield Road Nottingham NG5 2BT T: 0115 935 9988 E: reservations.nottingham@rezidorparkinn.com W: www.parkinn.co.uk/hotel-nottingham Perfect for business and pleasure, the hotel’s location in Nottingham city centre lies near major transport links and minutes from charming sites showcasing Robin Hood’s legend. Take advantage of the ideal location to host conferences in spacious meeting rooms.

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Premier Inn Nottingham Arena Island Site, London Road, Nottingham NG2 4UU T: 0871 527 8848 | F: 0871 527 8849 E: nottinghamCCLondonRd.PTI@whitbread.com W: www.premierinn.com/en/hotel/NOTPTI/nottinghamarena-london-road Centrally located for amenities and attractions including Capital FM Arena, Nottingham Castle, Trent Bridge, Nottingham Forest and Notts County football grounds and Hooters. This hotel is next to BioCity, the BBC and a short walk from the train and bus stations. 98 | www.experiencenottinghamshire.com

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Park Plaza Nottingham 41 Maid Marian Way Nottingham NG1 6GD T: 0844 415 6730 | E: ppnreservations@pphe.com W: www.parkplaza.com/nottingham Located in the heart of the city, close to Capital FM Arena and Nottingham Castle. Perfect for families, the hotel’s family-friendly Junior Suites feature a living area with pull-out sofa bed. Additional facilities include Rosette Chino Latino Restaurant & Bar, the Light Bar and a fitness suite.

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Ramada Nottingham City Centre 19-21 Wollaton Street, Nottingham NG1 5FW T: 0115 912 8000 E: reception@ramadanottinghamcitycentre.co.uk W: www.ramadanottinghamcitycentre.co.uk A hotel at the heart of Nottingham with 90 air-conditioned en suite king size bedrooms, and preferential parking rates within two minutes walk. Just 15 miles from East Midlands Airport, the Ramada is an affordable way to stay in the city. Free Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel.

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The Strathdon Hotel 44 Derby Road, Nottingham NG1 5FT | T: 0115 948 3725 E: info@strathdon-hotel-nottingham.com W: www.strathdon-hotel-nottingham.com

Welbeck Hotel Stanley Place, Talbot Street, Nottingham NG1 5GS T: 0115 841 1000 | E: bookings@welbeck-hotel.co.uk W: www.welbeck-hotel.co.uk

The Strathdon Hotel, Nottingham is the ideal choice when planning to stay in Nottingham city centre, whether for business or leisure. Conveniently located on Derby Road, opposite Nottingham Cathedral Church of St Barnabas, you are within walking distance of excellent shops, bars, restaurants and cafés.

Welbeck Hotel is located in the city centre, a five minute walk from the shopping district and nightlife. It offers air-conditioned rooms and a rooftop restaurant overlooking the city. Guests can enjoy homemade cuisine. There is a buffet-style breakfast, and lunch and dinner are served by candlelight.

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Elm Bank Hotel 9 Elm Bank, Mapperley Park, Nottingham NG3 5AJ T: 0115 962 5493 | FAX to PC: 448723524420 E: elmbanklodge@aol.com W: www.smoothhound.co.uk/hotels/elmbank This large Victorian house, is located in the exclusive Mapperley Park area, just 15 minutes from Nottingham city centre with its shops and restaurants. This B&B, with en suite rooms available, has plentiful on street parking and wheelchair access. There are also two self catering apartments.

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Greenwood Lodge City Guest House 5 Third Avenue, Sherwood Rise, Nottingham NG7 6JH T: 0115 962 1206 E: info@greenwoodlodgecityguesthouse.co.uk W: www.greenwoodlodgecityguesthouse.co.uk High quality accommodation at this late Regency/early Victorian property only a mile from the city centre with ample parking. Three of the six en suite rooms have four poster beds, all with period furnishings. Enjoy a memorable breakfast watching the wildlife.

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Old Rectory Farm Main Street, Strelley Village, Nottinghamshire NG8 6PE T: 0115 929 8838 | E: enquiries@oldrectoryfarm.com W: www.oldrectoryfarm.com Located in the peaceful village of Strelley, close to bus and tram links to the city. The rooms include one family en suite, one double en suite, and two doubles with shared bathroom facility. All rooms have TVs and parking is available. Single available from £40.00 per night, doubles available from £60.00.

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Thorpe House 7 Albermarle Road, Woodthorpe, Nottingham NG5 4AE T: 0115 962 3424 | E: sally@thorpe-house.co.uk W: www.thorpe-house.co.uk Situated approximately three miles from Nottingham city centre, Thorpe House offers quality bed and breakfast accommodation. Built in 1914 it has retained much of its classic Edwardian character and guests find the tranquil setting a welcome contrast after a busy day.

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16 Pilcher Gate The Lace Market, Nottingham NG1 1QE T: 0115 986 0495 | F: 0115 986 2281 M: 07813 727 051 | E: enquiries@pilchergate.co.uk W: www.16pilchergate.co.uk Providing luxurious accommodation, privacy, freedom and convenience. This beautiful Grade II listed building is situated within the renowned Lace Market quarter. Within easy walking distance of many bars, restaurants, theatres and shops.

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Igloo Backpackers Hostel, Annexe & Pods 110 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3HL T: 0115 947 5250 | E: reception@igloohostel.co.uk W: www.igloohostel.co.uk A clean, warm and sociable stay in a welcoming, environmentally friendly, award-winning hostel. Self-catering kitchen, 24hr hot power showers, lockers in rooms, free Wi-Fi, TV lounge, games room and laundry facilities. Brand new inspired boutique private rooms with Freeview TV and memory foam mattresses sleeping 1-6 people. H3

Premier Apartments Ice House, Belward Street, Nottingham NG1 1JZ T: 0115 908 2000 E: sales@premierapartmentsnottingham.com W: www.premierapartmentsnottingham.com Premier Apartments Nottingham offers corporate and leisure travellers the perfect alternative to a traditional hotel stay. Good value, modern and comfortably furnished, the self-catering apartments have one or two bedrooms plus four luxurious penthouse apartments.

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Cranbrook House Serviced Apartments Cranbrook Street, Nottingham NG1 1ES T: 0115 969 9309 | E: admin@pre-eminentprops.com W: www.serviced-apartments-nottingham.com

SACO Nottingham Serviced Apartments The Ropewalk, Nottingham NG1 5DQ | T: 0845 122 0405 F: 0115 950 8402 | E: nottingham@sacoapartments.com W: www.sacoapartments.com

Stables Lads Hostel Stable Lodge, Racecourse Road, Colwick, Nottingham, NG2 4BH | T: 07960 622 709 E: gjcumberpatch@rocketmail.com

A serviced apartment gives you space, privacy and freedom. These one and two bedroom apartments have secure parking and free Wi-Fi. Located at the heart of the city, you’re a short walk from many great shops, bars and restaurants, as well as the city’s leading attractions.

Close to the city centre and with views over The Park, SACO Serviced Apartments offer the convenience of a hotel but with more space, facilities and freedom. Close to city centre, SACO offers one and two bedroom apartments with fully equipped kitchens, large living space, king sized beds and Wi-Fi.

Stables Lads Hostel is 10 minutes from Nottingham by car. The hostel is just a short walk to the bus stop, which takes you to the city centre for shopping, night life and major sporting venues.

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Bingham Townhouse Hotel 15 Market Street, Bingham, Nottinghamshire NG13 8AB T: 01949 838 456 E: reception@binghamtownhouse.com W: www.binghamtownhouse.com A cosy hotel in the heart of Belvoir, the Bingham Townhouse Hotel has 15 single, twin and double rooms. Guests can enjoy a luxurious stay while exploring the market town of Bingham which boasts many cafés and restaurants. You will also be able to visit the stunning Belvoir Castle. Call Nottingham Tourism Centre on +44 (0)8444 77 5678 | 103


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Holiday Inn Express East Midlands Airport Pegasus Business Park, Hunter Road, Castle Donington, Derby DE74 2TQ | T: 01509 678 000 E: info@expresseastmidsairport.co.uk W: www.expresseastmidsairport.co.uk Reaching our East Midlands Airport hotel by car is easy as we’re close to the M1. Leave your car when you choose our ‘Park, Stay and Go’ package and take advantage of discounted parking. Wake up to our complimentary breakfast and surf the web with free Wi-Fi.

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Langar Hall Hotel & Restaurant Langar, Nottingham NG13 9HG T: 01949 860 559 | F: 01949 861 045 E: info@langarhall.co.uk | W: www.langarhall.co.uk Situated 12 miles from Nottingham, Langar Hall is a chic country house. Walk by medieval moats and ancient trees in the park before taking afternoon tea. This hotel and restaurant enjoys a reputation for comfortable rooms, exceptional food, friendly service and an affordable wine list.

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Village Urban Resort Nottingham Brailsford Way, Chilwell, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 6DL T: 0871 222 4602 E: nottinghamhub@village-hotels.com W: www.village-hotels.co.uk/hotels/nottingham/welcome

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‘Love Life, Live Life’ at the Village Urban Resort Nottingham. We aim to make you happy, with comfortable beds and delicious food. The hotel is close to the M1 Junction 25 and convenient for the train station. Wi-Fi and ample car parking is free on-site.

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Orchard Hotel DeVere Venues Orchard Hotel, The University of Nottingham NG7 2RJ T: 0871 222 4836 | E: emcc@deverevenues.co.uk W: www.deverevenues.co.uk

Swans Hotel 84-90 Radcliffe Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 5HH T: 0115 981 4042 | F: 0115 945 5745 E: enquiries@swanshotel.co.uk W: www.swanshotel.co.uk

The County 6 Millicent Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 7LD T: 0115 981 6004 W: www.countyhotel-nottingham.co.uk

East Bridgford Hill 4 Kirk Hill, East Bridgford, Nottingham NG13 8PE T: 01949 202 32 | E: info@eastbridgfordhill.com W: www.eastbridgfordhill.com

Swans Hotel in West Bridgford, just two miles from the city and close to Trent Bridge and Nottingham Forest. All rooms are en suite with satellite TV. The bar serves snacks and the restaurant offers a full à la carte menu. Free parking and Wi-Fi available.

The County is a clean, comfortable and friendly hotel in a quiet location, one mile from the city centre. Close to the cricket and football grounds, pubs, and restaurants. Ten en suite and four single standard rooms, all with TV and Wi-Fi. Ample parking available. Browse complimentary newspapers over fresh morning coffee in our bright lobby or watch live sports on the bar’s plasma screen.

At this exclusive country home guests are treated to panoramic views of the Trent Valley. Relax in a Georgianstyle suite which includes toiletries and soft robes as well as Wi-Fi access and tea and coffee. Start the day with a continental or full English organic breakfast.

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Talbot House Hotel 18-20 Bridgford Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham NG2 6AB T: 0115 981 1123 | E: info@talbothousehotel.co.uk W: www.talbothousehotel.co.uk

Thistle Hotel East Midlands International Airport, Castle Donington, Derby DE74 2SH T: 01332 815 815 | F: 0871 376 9115 W: www.thistle.com/en/index.html

Glebe House Muston 26 Church Lane, Muston, Nottinghamshire NG13 OFD T: 01949 842 993 | E: 07947 742 413 E: glebehouse@glebehousemuston.co.uk W: www.glebehousemuston.co.uk

Hrempis Farm B&B 58 Main Street, Rempstone, Leicestershire LE12 6RH T: 01509 881 285 | E: bookings@hrempisfarm.co.uk W: www.hrempisfarm.co.uk

Talbot House is a 15-room B&B overlooking Trent Bridge Cricket Ground with a range of rooms, most en suite. Price includes Wi-Fi, breakfast, car parking and bar. Our location is perfect for your business, sport, wedding or group visit to Nottingham. Easy access to city centre and universities.

Thistle East Midlands Airport hotel is located at the main entrance to the airport. And whilst it’s perfect for flights, it’s also superbly connected for rail and road. The brand new East Midlands Parkway station, the M1 and the M42 are less than four miles away.

This former rectory lies in 16 acres of parkland in the Vale of Belvoir. It offers a spacious and comfortable experience with modern conveniences. The original 18th century architectural details have been retained, along with period furniture including four poster beds, log fires and grand reception rooms.

Ideally situated next to the East Midlands Conference Centre, this 202-bed eco-friendly hotel has rooftop terraces and plenty of natural daylight. Open spaces provide views of the University of Nottingham campus and guests have access to the gym on-site and swimming pool nearby.

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Hrempis Farm B&B is a listed Georgian farmhouse on the Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire border. Run by the Dalton family for over 30 years, it boasts open fires and beautiful antiques. Guests can enjoy afternoon tea as well as breakfast in the oak beamed dining room or orangery.

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Jerico Farm The Fosse, Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire NG12 3HG T: 01949 81733 | E: info@jericofarm.co.uk W: www.jericofarm.co.uk

The Lodge at Ruddington 148 Wilford Road, Nottinghamshire NG11 6FB T: 07976 634 246 | E: info@thelodgeatruddington.co.uk W: www.thelodgeatruddington.co.uk

1 The Green 1, The Green, Muston, Nottinghamshire NG13 OFQ T: 01483 892 940 | E: lynnlawton@mac.com W: www.onethegreenmuston.co.uk

The perfect bed and breakfast stop for your visit to Nottingham. The property boasts wonderful views and an award-winning farmhouse breakfast as well as wonderful views over the Nottinghamshire Wolds. It is a mixed farm of 150 acres with sheep and cattle grazing nearby.

The Bollinger Suite at the Lodge in Ruddington offers something exclusive. A two-bedroom suite sumptuously furnished in a Thai style, overlooking Ruddington Grange Golf Course. Go on, indulge yourself.

This is an elegant house with two double bedrooms and two single bedrooms. There is a log fire and a dining room, garden and patio. Muston has a pub and tearooms, and other facilities are available in the next village. There are many places to visit nearby.

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Primrose House Scrimshire Lane, Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire NG12 3JD T: 0115 989 9189 | E: primrose.house@virgin.net W: www.primrose-house.co.uk

Springwood Nurseries Moor House, Trowell Moor, Trowell, Nottingham NG9 3PQ T: 0115 928 2373 | E: glennys@springwoodnurseries.com W: www.springwoodnurseries.com

Woodview Cottages Newfields Farm, Owthorpe, Nottinghamshire NG12 3GF T: 01949 81580 | F: enquiries@woodviewcottages.co.uk W: www.woodviewcottages.co.uk

An 18th century farmhouse and small holding in Cotgrave village, 10 minutes from the city. Award winning breakfast with sausages and bacon from our own pigs, homemade bread, preserves and free range eggs. Close to great local pubs and restaurants.

A large comfortable double bed sitting room in a private annex, with en suite and TV, all furnished and equipped to a high standard. Breakfast is made using home grown, as well as locally-sourced produce. We have also been recommended on Trip Advisor. Pets allowed by arrangement.

Two converted cottages in an idyllic setting, boasting log burning stoves and beamed ceilings. Each cottage comprises living/dining room and a well-equipped kitchen. One double, one twin bedroom, spacious bathroom and separate shower.

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Vine Lodge 8 Highbury Road, Keyworth, Nottinghamshire NG12 5JB T: 0115 937 3944 | E: enquiries@vine-lodge.co.uk W: www.vine-lodge.co.uk This is a VisitBritain 4* bed and breakfast guesthouse, seven miles south from the city centre. Maggie and Gerald guarantee a very warm welcome to all of their guests. Both rooms are en suite and also have a television and complimentary tea and coffee-making facilities.

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South Nottinghamshire self catering

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The Annex at Thornton’s Holt Thornton’s Holt Camping Park, Stragglethorpe, Radcliffe-on-Trent NG12 2JZ | T: 0115 933 2125 E: camping@thorntons-holt.co.uk W: www.thorntons-holt.co.uk/the-annex The Annex is a comfortable holiday property in Thornton’s Holt. It sleeps four, with one double and one twin bedroom. The lounge has French doors opening onto decking and a garden. Double glazed with gas central heating and instant hot water. Bed linen and towels are included.

Robin Hood Country hotels

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Clumber Park Hotel and Spa Blyth Road, Clumber Park, Nottinghamshire S80 3PA T: 01623 835 333 | F: 01623 835 525 E: enquiries@clumberparkhotel.com W: www.clumberparkhotel.com

Dakota Nottingham Lake View Drive, Nottingham NG15 0EA T: 01623 727 670 E: reservations@dakotanottingham.co.uk W: www.dakotanottingham.co.uk

Nestling in the Sherwood Forest countryside, yet located just off the A614, Clumber Park Hotel and Spa is a perfect holiday destination which boasts a fantastic spa facility. With en suite bedrooms and fantastic function facilities this is an ideal wedding or conference venue.

At Dakota Nottingham we understand luxury. We provide exquisite bedrooms with a dining experience to match. Our modern bedrooms exude style and comfort, while The Dakota Grill concept is simple: no compromise and no corners cut. We offer fantastic food using the best local suppliers. Call Nottingham Tourism Centre on +44 (0)8444 77 5678 | 107


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Dukeries Lodge Main Street, Edwinstowe, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG21 9HS | T: 01623 822 553 E: enquiries@pubpeople.com W: www.thedukerieslodge.co.uk

The Forest Lodge 4 Church Street, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire NG21 9QA T: 01623 824 443 | E: reception@forestlodgehotel.co.uk W: www.forestlodgehotel.co.uk

Recently refurbished by pub operators, Pub People, this beautiful pub, hotel, and restaurant in the heart of Robin Hood country is a must for anyone in the Sherwood Forest area. The menu in the restaurant offers a range of dishes with different daily deals throughout the week.

Built in 1770, the award-winning Forest Lodge boasts two beamed bars with open fires, a restaurant and 13 bedrooms rated at AA 4*. Cask Marque accredited, Good Beer Guide, CAMRA ‘Pub of the Year’ winner, with five casks ales always available. Rated under the National Accessible Scheme.

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Grange Hotel 73 London Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 1RZ T: 01636 703 399 | E: info@grangenewark.co.uk W: www.grangenewark.co.uk

Kelham House Hotel Main Street, Kelham, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG23 5QP T: 01636 705 266 | E: enquiries@kelhamhouse.co.uk W: www.kelhamhouse.co.uk

Grange Hotel, an elegant 3-star hotel, has beautifully landscaped gardens and is just a short walk from the market town of Newark. Stay in one of 19 comfortable and well-equipped rooms, before enjoying fine dining at the hotel’s Cutlers Restaurant or a drink at Potters Bar.

This beautiful Edwardian Hotel sits in 9 acres of private grounds within easy reach of Newark, Southwell, Nottingham and Lincoln. Renovated in 2011 it offers luxury en suite accommodation and has a friendly and welcoming bar & restaurant.

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Mansfield Manor Hotel Windmill Lane, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG18 2AL T: 01623 452 525 | E: mansfieldmanor@live.co.uk W: www.mansfieldmanorhotel.co.uk

Thoresby Hall Hotel & Spa Thoresby Park, nr Ollerton, Nottinghamshire NG22 9WH T: 01623 821 000 | E: thoresbyhall@bourne-leisure.co.uk W: www.warnerleisurehotels.co.uk/hotels/thoresbyhallhotel/overview/

The recently renovated Mansfield Manor is a stylish hotel less than 10 minutes walk from Mansfield town centre. Stay in one of 11 beautifully-furnished rooms and enjoy views over the stunning Carr Bank Park, before exploring the attractions around north Nottinghamshire.

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Set in 30 acres of gardens designed by Humphrey Repton and lovingly restored a decade ago. The house has a stunning exterior and you’ll find an award-winning Blue Room restaurant, 2AA Rosettes. Bars, shops, leisure pool and a luxurious spa. Sherwood Forest is nearby. Just for grown-ups. Call Nottingham Tourism Centre on +44 (0)8444 77 5678 | 109


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Browns The Old Orchard Cottage, Holbeck Lane, Holbeck, Nr Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 3NF T: 01909 720 659 | E: browns.holbeck@btconnect.com W: www.brownsholbeck.co.uk

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Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Restaurant Barnby Moor, Retford, Nottinghamshire DN22 8QS T: 01777 705 121 | E: enquiries@yeoldebell-hotel.co.uk W: www.yeoldebell-hotel.co.uk Ye Olde Bell boasts stunning bedrooms and suites, the Restaurant Bar 1650 and St Leger Bistro plus suites for weddings and events. Have afternoon tea by a log fire in winter or on the terrace in summer. Gardens, Oak Pavilion, fitness studio and hair and beauty salons are all on site.

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Church Spa Boutique Bed & Breakfast High Street, East Markham, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG22 0RE | T: 01777 871 811 E: info@churchspa.co.uk | W: www.churchspa.co.uk

Award winning Browns with its acre garden, nestles in a peaceful hamlet. Three en suite garden rooms, with four poster beds, surround a terrace separate from the 1730 cottage. Cross the ford and stay somewhere secluded.

This late 19th century former Methodist Church has been restored into a contemporary, luxurious and peaceful spa and detox retreat with luxury accommodation. Guests can expect absolute tranquillity within the in-house Spa. Spa treatments are also available.

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Compton House 117 Balderton Gate, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 1RY | T: 01636 708 670 E: info@comptonhousenewark.com W: www.comptonhousenewark.com

The Hollies 41 Victoria Street, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 4UU T: 01636 676 533 | E: pamela@theholliesnewark.co.uk W: www.theholliesnewark.co.uk

Compton House is an elegant townhouse in Newark with a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Guests can use the drawing room and courtyard. Each room has comfortable beds, fine linen, bathroom goodies and fluffy towels. All rooms have tea and coffee, as well as a Freeview TV and hairdryer.

This Georgian townhouse has been transformed into an award-winning B&B which offers guests a stylish place to stay. In the rooms you will find original artworks by local artist Nikki Mackay as well as free Wi-Fi. Breakfasts are made from organic and locally-sourced ingredients wherever possible.

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Bridge House B&B 4 London Road, New Balderton, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 3AJ T: 01636 674 663 | E: bridgehousenewark@yahoo.com W: www.arnoldsbandb.co.uk

Ivy Farm B&B Newark Road, Barnby in the Willows, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 2SL | T: 01636 672 568 M: 07740 779 770 | E: clare@ivyfarmnewark.co.uk W: www.ivyfarmnewark.co.uk

Manor Court Main Street, Thorpe, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG23 5PX T: 01636 525 134 | E: bookings@sleepinluxury.co.uk W: www.sleepinluxury.co.uk

The award-winning Bridge House B&B is an Edwardian building located less than a mile from Newark town centre and easily accessible from the A1. Bridge House is ideal if you are visiting the area for business or pleasure and there are facilities for bikers, cyclists and others. Online availability and booking available.

Ivy Farm B&B provides a welcoming environment on a working farm. Cosy rooms provide ‘home comforts’, so you will wake up refreshed and ready for that award winning breakfast. With ample secure parking, Ivy Farm is just off the A1 and A17 and is handy for Newark.

Choose from six beautifully presented and individually styled bedrooms at Manor Court near the historic town of Newark. This is an ideal place to stay if you are exploring the nearby attractions in Newark or visiting Eden Hall Day Spa.

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Maun River Cottage Main Street, Ollerton Village, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire NG22 9AD T: 01623 824 746 | E: theresamorton@hotmail.com W: www.maunrivercottage.co.uk Maun River Cottage is situated in Ollerton Village, close to Sherwood Forest, Thoresby Park, Clumber Park and other attractions. It retains much of its original character including old beams and the garden slopes to the River Maun. There are also three pubs in the village. New for 2014, two self catering studios each sleeping two people. S15

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Shepherd’s Hut Accommodation Manor Farm, Bleasby, nr Southwell, Nottingham NG14 7FX | T: 01636 831 316 W: www.manorfarmteashoppe.co.uk Shepherd’s Hut, on Manor Farm, offers an idyllic getaway space for one or two people. The unique hand-built shepherd’s hut includes a mini-log burner and a basket of logs to warm you up on those colder nights as well as fresh Egyptian cotton bedding and towels.

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Acorn Cottage Westaways, Wellow Road, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire NG22 9AP | T: 01623 869 750 Located close to the pretty village of Wellow and the River Maun, this self-contained bungalow has ample parking and is fully accessible. Wellow is famous for its annual May Pole celebrations and attractions such as Sherwood Forest Nature Reserve and Rufford Abbey are a short drive away.

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Barn One Chapel Farm Chapel Farm, Wellow, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG22 0TJ E: info@forestevents.co.uk

Bayleaf Cottage 125 Balderton Gate, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 1RY T: 01636 708 670 | E: info@comptonhousenewark.com W: www.bayleafcottage.co.uk

The Farm, built in 1757 can cater for all types of celebrations, get togethers, and wedding parties. The barn and the main farm house can accommodate 13-14 and with the annexe 30 people combined, with a mixture of family and double rooms. We also cater for overnight camping.

Bayleaf Cottage is a self-catering cottage close to Newark’s Market Place which sleeps four people. This Grade II-listed Victorian building has the original fireplace as well as modern features such as a dishwasher. There is Wi-Fi throughout. There is on-road parking but enquire if you need off-road.

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The Sun Inn 6 Derby Road, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire NG16 3NT T: 01773 712 940 | E: 4885@greeneking.co.uk W: www.gkmeetandeat.co.uk/locations/sun-inn-eastwood The Sun Inn is ingrained in the history of Eastwood, from the meetings in 1832 that saw the birth of the Midlands Railway to its association with D.H Lawrence. The Sun Inn appears in Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers and many of the features mentioned are there today.

Sunnyside View B&B Clipstone Road, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire NG21 9JD T: 01623 820 206 | W: www.sunnysideview.co.uk Sunnyside View is a bright, new bed and breakfast close to Sherwood Forest Nature Reserve. Relax in sumptuous rooms and tuck into a hearty breakfast before exploring the attractions nearby. There are also a range of independent shops and cafés in Edwinstowe.

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Willow Tree Cottages Long Lane, Barnby in the Willows, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG24 2SG T: 01636 626 613 | E: www.willowtreecottages.co.uk

Woodborough Hall 1 Bank Hill, Woodborough, Nottingham NG14 6EF T: 0115 965 4466 | E: enquiries@woodboroughhall.co.uk W: www.woodboroughhall.co.uk

Center Parcs One Edison Rise, New Ollerton, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG22 9DP W: www.centerparcs.co.uk

Dickman’s Cottage Mill Lane, Lambley, Nottinghamshire NG4 4PS T: 01943 462 719 | E: enquiries@dickmanscottage.co.uk W: www.dickmanscottage.co.uk

Situated just four miles away from historic Newark, Willow Tree Cottages is a charming bed and breakfast which has eight en suite rooms, all with ground floor access. Guests can take advantage of free Wi-Fi and the well-equipped rooms include a TV, hairdryer and tea and coffee.

Woodborough Hall dates back to the 1600s, formerly owned by amongst others the Sheriff of Nottingham. A delightful retreat, 10 minutes from the city centre, there is free parking and free Wi-Fi making it ideal as a base for both business and leisure in a charming countryside setting.

Set in 400 acres of beautiful forest, Center Parcs Sherwood Forest has a wide range of restaurants, cafés and shops. With over 200 indoor and outdoor activities, including the famous Subtropical Swimming Paradise, there’s something to keep the whole family entertained during your break.

Located just six miles out of Nottingham, in the pretty village of Lambley, this 18th century cottage has been recently refurbished. It is fully equipped with a washing machine, broadband and more but retains its original character including oak beams. There is also a conservatory and garden.

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Eastwood Farm Eastwood Farm, Hagg Lane, Epperstone, Nottinghamshire NG14 6AX | T: 0115 966 3018 E: info@eastwoodfarm.co.uk W: www.eastwoodfarm.co.uk

Flo’s Cottage Pinfold Lane, Averham, Nr Newark, Nottinghamshire NG23 5RD | T: 01636 672 990 E: floscottage@hotmail.co.uk W: www.grandmas-cottage.co.uk

Horspool Farm Gibsmere, Bleasby, Nottinghamshire NG14 7FS T: 07943 184 816 E: enquiries@uniquebodyandsoulretreats.co.uk W: www.uniquebodyandsoulretreats.co.uk

Red Lion Loft Red Lion Lodge, Field Lane, Blidworth, Mansfield NG21 0QQ | T: 01623 794 080 | M: 07964 810 490 E: redlionloft@aol.com | W: www.redlionloft.co.uk

You will find this thoughtfully equipped apartment on a family-run farm both homely and relaxing. Being at first-floor level, the living room overlooks the courtyard and stables, while from the bedrooms (one double, one twin) you can look out over the paddock and lightly-wooded farmland. Prices from £250-£285.

This former agricultural workers’ cottage is located in the riverside hamlet of Averham close to Newark, Southwell and Sherwood Forest. The two-bedroom property boasts beams, open fire places and wireless internet. French doors lead out to a patio and outdoor area with a barbecue.

The award-winning, open plan Horspool Farm boasts a heated indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi Bath, along with much more, including under floor heating, pool table, library, Sky Package & free Wi-Fi. Perfect for couples, families and groups, the farm buildings have been restored to the highest quality.

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Red Lion Loft, a first floor coach house apartment with secure parking, is in the Sherwood Forest conservation area village of Old Blidworth. It has been awarded four stars by EnjoyEngland.com and has a comfortable lounge, well-equipped kitchen-diner and luxurious double bedroom. Longer lets welcome.

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Foliat House Jordan Castle Farm, Wellow, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG22 0EL | T: 01623 861 088 E: janet.carr@farmline.com | W: www.thefoliats.co.uk Close to Sherwood Forest, this Edwardian house is set in a large landscaped garden overlooking beautiful countryside. Relax in this four-bedroom property which sleeps up to eight people. Wi-Fi and barbecue included. This extra special rural retreat is located close to the area’s many attractions.

Forest Holidays Sherwood Forest Cabins, Sherwood Pines Forest Park, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire NG21 9JH T: 03330 110 495 | E: info@forestholidays.co.uk W: www.forestholidays.co.uk Stay with Forest Holidays in beautiful luxurious cabins, many with private outdoor hot tubs. Relax or enjoy activities such as cycling or walking. Perfect getaways for couples, families and groups of friends. You can even bring the dog and stay in our specific pet friendly cabins.

Rose & Sweet Briar Cottages Hill Farm, Kersall, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG22 0BJ T: 01636 636 274 | E: hind-hillfarm@hotmail.co.uk W: www.roseandsweetbriar.co.uk

The Sherwood Hideaway Blyth Road, Nr Perlethorpe, Newark, Notts NG22 9DY T: 01623 824 594 | E: info@sherwoodhideaway.com W: www.sherwoodhideaway.com

Two single storey cottages (sleeps 2 – 4) with views of open countryside in a quiet location. Sweet Briar Cottage has one double and one twin bedroom.  Rose Cottage has one twin bedroom. Large garden and secure parking. Ideal for visiting Newark, Nottingham, Sherwood Forest, Southwell and Lincoln. Sorry no pets.

The Sherwood Hideaway is a collection of luxury cedar lodges in Sherwood Forest on the Thoresby Estate. New for 2014, £1m investment in 8 brand new lodges. Each lodge offers modern design, enhanced by luxury touches like Aga wood-burning stoves, flat screen TVs, state-of-the-art kitchens and bathrooms with Molton Brown toiletries. VIP & New 2014 lodges have hot tubs.

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Ginny’s Barn Orchard Hill Farm, Askham, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG22 0RR T: 01777 838 246 | E: sue@orchardhillfarm.co.uk W: www.orchardhillfarm.co.uk

Glebe Farm Cottages Glebe Farm, Peck Lane, Gunthorpe, Nottingham NG14 7EX T: 0115 966 3836 | M: 07939 260 042 E: philwarrior@aol.com | W: www.glebefarmcottages.com

Wesley Farm Cottage Chapel Lane, Oxton, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0ST T: 0115 965 2043 | M: 07976 975 038 E: enquiries@wesleycottage.com W: www.wesleycottage.com

White Horse Holiday Cottage Sherwood Forest Cottages Ltd, 46 Nottingham Road, Mansfield Notts NG18 1BL | T: 01623 624 784 E: info@sherwoodforestcottages.co.uk W: www.sherwoodforestcottages.co.uk

Ginny’s Barn is part of a working farm and has traditional furnishings as well as a double bedroom and en suite. The location is ideal for walks and there is a good village pub serving meals. Four night mid-week and three night weekend breaks available. Sleeps two.

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Situated close to the picturesque village of Gunthorpe, Glebe Farm cottages is a four-star development of five Victorian barns. Close to pubs, bistros, restaurants and a marina bar. Relax and enjoy riverside walks and abundant wildlife or book a relaxing massage or treatment with our resident therapist.

Spacious 18th century beamed cottage situated in a picturesque village. It sleeps four people (plus cot) in two twin bed en suite rooms and a sofa bed is available. It features a dining kitchen and lounge along with a garden. There is off-road parking and amenities nearby.

The White Horse Cottage is a charming detached period property set amid the historic Sherwood Forest with its own garden, lawns and secure garage. It also overlooks Wellow’s famous Maypole. The cottage boasts three bedrooms (sleeping six), a luxury four-piece bathroom suite and roll top bath. Call Nottingham Tourism Centre on +44 (0)8444 77 5678 | 115


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Camping, caravanning & canal boats

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Clumber Park Campsite Clumber Park, Worksop S80 3AZ | T: 01909 506 581 E: clumbercamping@nationaltrust.org.uk W: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/clumberpark

Hire A Canalboat Sawley Marina, Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire NG10 3AE T: 01707 655 649 | E: bookings@hireacanalboat.co.uk W: www.hireacanalboat.co.uk

Clumber Park Campsite is set in the heart of this magnificent 3,800 acre park. With 39 tent pitches and six camping cabins we have something to offer everyone. Camping cabins come with heating and the Wigwams have beds. The site is bordered by mature woodland and fields.

Superb canal holidays from three exciting waterway locations on the Trent and Mersey Canals and Llangollen Canals. Open March to October for short barge breaks, weekly and fortnightly holiday narrow boat hire. Great prices. Great boats. Great holidays.

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Milestone Caravan Park Great North Road, Cromwell, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG23 6JE T: 01636 821 244 | E: enquiries@milestonepark.co.uk W: www.milestonepark.co.uk

National Water Sports Centre Adbolton Lane, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham NG12 2LU T: 0115 982 4721 | E: info.nwsc@serco.com W: www.nwscnotts.com

Milestone Caravan Park has a coarse fishing lake and picnic area. Situated on the outskirts of Cromwell, famous for the Vina Cooke Doll Museum, there is a real ale visitor centre just 100 yards away. From here you can explore historic Newark as well as Nottingham.

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Enjoy the tranquillity of our 18 acre campsite that welcomes caravans, tents and camper vans; with on-site shower facilities, electrical hook-ups, hard standing areas and a children’s play area. Plus, there are also brand new camping pods, which are unique wooden huts that provide warm and cosy accommodation. Call Nottingham Tourism Centre on +44 (0)8444 77 5678 | 117


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New Hall Farm Touring Caravan Park Newhall Lane, Edingley, Southwell NG22 8BS T: 01623 883 041 | W: www.newhallfarm.co.uk

Orchard Park Tuxford Marnham Road, Tuxford, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG22 OPY T: 01777 870 228 | F: 01777 870 320 E: info@orchardcaravanpark.co.uk W: www.orchardcaravanpark.co.uk

Stay in this 25-pitch campsite on a working conservation farm near Southwell. New Hall Farm is close to the Robin Hood Way and is ideal for walking or cycling. It is near to attractions such as Southwell Minster and Sherwood Forest Country Park.

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Shelford Nurseries Caravan Park Shelford Hill, Shelford, Radcliffe on Trent, Nottinghamshire NG12 1ED | T: 0115 933 3433 E: campsite@shelfordnurseriescaravanpark.co.uk W: www.shelfordnurseriescaravanpark.co.uk

Smeaton’s Lakes Touring, Caravan and Fishing Park Great North Road, Newark, Nottinghamshire NG23 6ED T: 01636 605 088 | E: lesley@smeatonslakes.co.uk W: www.smeatonslakes.co.uk

Located in the Trent Valley, just eight miles from Nottingham, Shelford Nurseries Caravan Park is the ideal place to visit for a spot of relaxation. With plenty of pubs and bistros nearby you won’t be short of places to eat. Take a walk and enjoy the countryside.

Set in 90 acres of lakes and parkland, Smeaton’s Lakes is a haven of peace and tranquillity and is ideal for caravans, motorhomes and tents. Described by new visitors as one of the East Midlands’ best kept secrets, Smeaton’s Lakes is ideal for exploring historic Newark.

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Tall Trees Touring Park Old Mill Lane, Forest Town, Mansfield NG19 0JP T: 01623 626 503 | E: info@talltreestouringpark.co.uk W: www.talltreestouringpark.co.uk

Thornton’s Holt Camping Park Stragglethorpe, Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire NG12 SJZ | T: 0115 933 2125 | E: 0115 933 3318 E: camping@thorntons-holt.co.uk W: www.thorntons-holt.co.uk

Set in a peaceful rural area, Tall Trees Park is within walking distance of a family pub and other amenities. It is open all year and can accommodate up to 37 caravans, tents or motor homes up to 50ft long, all with 16 amp hook-ups available.

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A quiet park for caravans and tents. Each pitch has electric hook up and the amenities block has free hot showers, hairdryers, laundry, freezer and a shower room for the less able. There’s a children’s play trail, and dairy products are available at reception.

Thornton’s Holt Camping Park is family friendly and facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, shop, launderette, washing up rooms and play area. There are 155 pitches for caravans, motor homes and tents. There is a country park and pub nearby as well as regular buses. Call Nottingham Tourism Centre on +44 (0)8444 77 5678 | 119


TRAVEL INFORMATION GETTING HERE Nottinghamshire is conveniently situated in the heart of central England. There are excellent air, rail and road links to the city of Nottingham, neighbouring towns and surrounding areas. By road The proximity of major motorways and connecting A roads means that Nottinghamshire is easily accessible by car whilst National Express operate an extensive network of reliable coach services across the UK with services to the city of Nottingham as well as the towns of Mansfield, Newark, Retford and Worksop.

By rail High speed trains from London St Pancras to Nottingham and East Midlands Parkway with East Midlands Trains can take as little as 1 hour 45 minutes with stops across the county. Its network operates from as far north as Liverpool and Norwich in the east. Cross Country Trains has an extensive rail network with connections as far north as Aberdeen in Scotland and as far south as Penzance in Cornwall. An East Coast Train service operates directly from London Kings Cross to Newark. Eurostar trains from Paris, Brussels and Lille operate directly in

to London St Pancras International which means it has never been easier to visit Nottinghamshire by train from mainline Europe.

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a specific area of Nottinghamshire

By air

Trent Cars T: 0115 950 5050 W: www.trentcars.com A private hire taxi company that has been serving the community of Nottinghamshire for almost 30 years with a whole range of services on offer.

East Midlands Airport connects you to Nottinghamshire with train connections from East Midlands Parkway, just 10 minutes away from the airport, a regular Skylink bus service to the city as well as National Express Connections. Just north of Nottinghamshire is Robin Hood Doncaster Airport and Birmingham, Luton and Manchester Airports are easily connected via motorway links.

Getting around Nottinghamshire has an excellent public transport system. The city has a great tram network making getting around fast and efficient with regular bus and train connections around the county. Nottingham City Transport is the main operator within the city with Trent Barton offering connections from the city to attractions such as Newstead Abbey and D.H Lawrence Heritage. Stagecoach operates a wider service as far north as Retford stopping at places such as Sherwood Forest and Rufford Abbey. Nottinghamshire is ideal for exploring by foot or bicycle, whether you are visiting the vibrant compact city of Nottingham or one of our beautiful rural spots.

Visit our travel pages at www.experiencenottinghamshire.com/travel for more detailed travel information

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TOURISM INFORMATION

Where 2? T: 0115 9404100 W: www.where2ukltd.com A Nottingham based private hire taxi company providing safe, reliable and cost effective transport for businesses or the individual traveller.

Cloud Cars T: 0115 824 4244 W: www.cloudcarsltd.com E: info@cloudcarsltd.com Nottingham’s first environmentally conscious taxi company offer a reliable green travel service. Its hybrid cars have the lowest emissions in their class.

contact one of our tourism centres:

TOURISM CENTRES Nottingham 1-4 Smithy Row, Off Old Market Square NG1 2BY T: 0844 77 5678 E: tourist.information@ nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Nottinghamshire souvenirs and event tickets available here. The Abbey Rufford Country Park, Ollerton NG22 9DF T: 01623 824545 E: sherwoodtic@nsdc.info

Newark Keepers Cottage, Riverside Park, Great North Road NG24 1BL T: 01636 655765 E: newarktic@nsdc.info

OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION:

Southwell The Minster Centre, Church Street NG25 0HD T: 01636 819038 E: southwelltourism@ btconnect.com

VISITOR INFORMATION POINTS Hucknall Hucknall Library, South Street NG15 7BS T: 0115 9638566 E: HTRG@outlook.com

Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre Sherwood Forest, National Nature Reserve, Edwinstowe NG21 9HN T: 01777 860780 E: sherwood.forest@ nottscc.gov.uk

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Lesbian and Gay Switchboard 7 Mansfield Road, Nottingham NG1 3FB T: 0  115 934 8485 01623 621 515 (TEXT: 07624 080 9362) E: notts@lgswitchboard.fsnet.co.uk W: www.nottslgs.org.uk The team of trained volunteers provide accurate, up-to-date and comprehensive information and support to lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transsexual people; pubs, clubs, groups, publications, accommodation, support services, sexual health information, legal issues, activities, events or even if you just want to chat.

Retford Broadsword Cars Ltd T: 01636 812 313 W: www.broadswordtaxi.com E: info@broadswordtaxi.com A professional and reliable chauffeur company that is located in Southwell. The team will do whatever they can to make your journey as safe as possible.

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