Sherwood Forest Country Park
Sherwood Forest Country Park contains some of the oldest trees in Europe, veteran oaks five centuries old and the world-famous Major Oak, still producing acorns after standing at the heart of Sherwood Forest for an amazing 800 years!
Despite claims from elsewhere, this is the legendary home of the world famous Robin Hood loved by Hollywood for his duels with the Sheriff of Nottingham. The park has over ½ million visitors each year.
Rufford Abbey and Country Park
Located on the edge of the famous Sherwood Forest, this 150-acre park is one of Nottinghamshire's most popular visitor attractions.
A12th century Cistercian monastery is at the heart of the park. There are miles of walks in the woods and lakes. The bonus is a super restaurant that is worth a visit on its own. Around these buildings lie charming gardens, meadows and woodland. The attractions of Rufford range from a contemporary craft centre with gallery exhibitions or just stroll around the woods.
Nottingham Playhouse is renowned for drama; the lovingly-restored 18th-Century Theatre Royal showcases world-class theatre, ballet and opera, and The Lace Market Theatre is an intimate independent theatre offering a varied programme of inventive amateur drama, comedy and musicals.
Nottingham can boast some of the oldest recorded public houses in the country that attracts visitors in their droves.
The Bell Inn
Is one of the oldest buildings in the city just off the Old Market Square. The pub is divided into several small rooms oozing with atmosphere and serves cask ales.
Trip to Jerusalem
This is the oldest pub in England built into a cave in 1189. It got its name thanks to the knights who stopped in here on their way to the Crusades back in the Middle Ages.
Ye Olde Salutation
Built in 1240, this is a great pub with loads of atmosphere and a favourite with students and hippies of yester year who used this pub in the 60's and 70's.