Things to see and do - Nottingham
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Nottingham Travel guide
Nottingham : Michelin's recommendations
Nottingham is famous for its lace, alabaster carvers, DH Lawrence and medieval Sheriff. Originally a Danish settlement called Snotingeham, the city witnessed 19C riots as workers protested against the mechanisation of its industries; unrest in 1831 resulted in fire damage to its castle; those parts that survived are now a museum and art gallery. Centre of the East Midlands region, Nottingham is home to some internationally renowned business names.
Tourist attractions Nottingham : Things to see and do
The buildings that survived the riots and fire in 1831 now house a museum and art gallery containing Bronze Age, Roman and Greek antiquities, ceramic pieces, jewellery, glass and 16C Italian, 17C Dutch, 17C French and 18 to 20C English paintings. Dis..
Wollaton House, home to a natural history museum, is an exuberant display of Elizabethan grandeur, built by Robert Smythson, and was the architect's most important commission after Longleat. Like Longleat, the hall is outward looking and the inner co..
An abbey in name only, the medieval priory was converted into a private house in the 16C which was the ancestral seat of Lord Byron (1788-1824). The 19C rooms include the apartments of Byron and a selection of his manuscripts, memorabilia and portrai..
41 Maid Marian Way GB - Nottingham NG1 6GD
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Opposite Nottingham Castle, Park Plaza has spacious rooms, a pan-Asian restaurant and an 11th-floor fitness centre with panoramic city views. The Old Market Square is just 100 metres away. A secure on site underground parking is available The modern..
Wollaton Street GB - Nottingham NG1 5FW
In Nottingham city centre, this modern hotel features a 24-hour front desk and rooms with free Wi-Fi and air conditioning. Nottingham Railway Station is just a 15-minute walk away. The spacious rooms at Ramada Nottingham City Centre each have a flat..
2 George Street GB - NOTTINGHAM NG1 3BP
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Following a multimillion pound refurbishment, The George Hotel returns to its former glory as one of Nottingham's finest hotels, right in the heart of Nottingham's City Centre. Located in the fashionable Lace Market area, this contemporary boutique h..
Standard Court, Park Row GB - NG1 6GN Nottingham
Contemporary restaurant in the A&E department of the old city hospital; ask to sit in one of the central booths. British brasserie dishes feature on the daily menu and cooking is flavourful and well-priced. Service is polite.
1st Floor, 16-22 Goosegate GB - NG1 1FE Nottingham
Appealing restaurant with a shabby-chic feel, on the first floor of a listed Victorian building; sit in the window for a view of the street below. Unfussy dishes are skilfully cooked, good value and very tasty; the steaks are a hit.
the Shire Hall, High Pavement GB - NG1 1HN Nottingham
Lively, well-run restaurant hidden away in the basement of the former city jail and law courts, with a vaulted ceiling, colourful Moorish tiles and ornate fretwork. Tapas menu with 'Spanish' and 'World' sections; skilful cooking is full of flavour. F..
Newdigate House, Castlegate GB - NG1 6AF Nottingham
Hidden in the extension of a Georgian property and accessed via an Indonesian-inspired courtyard garden. It has a clubby, colonial feel, with panelled walls and cases of archaeological artefacts. Appealing dishes have global influences.
Trentside, Lenton Lane GB - NG7 2SA Nottingham
Smart restaurant with an intimate atmosphere and slick service; incongruously located near a flyover. 7 and 10 course tasting menus feature refined, highly original dishes with distinct, carefully balanced flavours. Book a table in the 6-seater 'Nucl..
12-14 Maid Marian Way GB - NG1 6HS Nottingham
Professionally run restaurant with eye-catching artwork and a wooden 'Gateway of India'. Original, authentic cooking has a distinct North Indian influence. Spicing is well judged and dishes from the charcoal grill are a highlight.