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    Going to visit my sister in Nottingham in a couple of weeks, for a few days.
    She’s in domestic strife at the mo, not in physical danger, more mental turmoil – but maybe i can get her outa there for a couple of days, for a break. (drive-by sister kidnap!) We are very close, and alike, always used to have a larf when we lived round the corner from each other, loadsa stuff we got up to back then – mostly good too 😉

    Trouble is – I don’t know the Nottingham area at all. And don’t really know what to do or where to go!

    On minimal budget, so maybe a B&B, maybe a few miles out of Nottingham? was thinking of maybe sightseeing, there must be a nice place to go, where they don’t charge much/anything to be there!

    Any (cheapish) suggestions would be gratefully received. Plain simple ideas to crazy outlandish ideas, we are at that funny age (again) 😉

    My first thoughts are ‘point us at a party ffs’ :bounce_flraaa:crazy_dru – but – thought i’d explore some other saner ideas first. (. . . our mum always said ‘it’s the thought the counts’ lol)

    Thanks upfront :love:

    Tank Girl

    you may already have done this but I find ‘tripadvisor’ so helpful when planning trips,
    they give ratings and contact info on BB’s and visitors reviews,
    and have a forum like here where you could ask advice and usually locals will reply with local attractions / what to do etc

    is nottingham where sherwood forrest is? it may be nice to go for a walk there

    hope your sister ok :group_hug

    Tank Girl

    First time visitors to nottingham

    It doesn’t matter whether you are a first time visitor, a returning visitor or an inhabitant of this fabulous city, these are things that simply should be seen and experienced.

    The Nottingham Castle must be one of the biggest attractions in Nottingham. Simply the Charm of the garden in it self, which is to be found right outside the Castle, is worth a visit.

    Further information at:…

    Wollaton Hall & Park
    Wollaton is The Jewel in the Crown of Nottingham Parks and combines a splendid Tudor Hall with a very extensive 500 acre deer park, lake, formal gardens, industrial museum and natural history museum. It is one of the finest houses of the period in all of England. It was designed by Robert Smythson and was built between 1580 and 1588 for Sir Francis Willoughby who made hs fortune out of Coal Mining. With access to the park and most areas of the house being FREE and with a car park charge of just £2.00., Wollaton park is the No.1 Nottingham Park for a family day out.…

    The City of Caves (Tigguo Cobauc) is a bunch of fun, for people of any ages. The Entrance to the Caves is to be found in the local shopping centre. Inside the caves awaits you a fairly short journey if you’re measuring by feet the history you travel though however is full of interesting variety going from the 15th century into the 19th!

    Further information at:…

    The Tales of Robin Hood
    is an ideal amusement park for children, taking them through time. And of course meeting the legendary Robin Hood, his fair Maid Marion and his Merry Men whom all have main roles in the legend of Robin Hood which was written in Nottingham.

    Further information at: Tales of Robin Hood Tourist Attraction, Wedding Reception and Conference Venue, Nottingham, UK

    Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem
    is said to be one of the oldest bars in England. Seateld inside a Cave with the facade of an extremely old house it certainly has a memorable atmosphere.

    Further information at: The Trip to Jerusalem – Nottingham

    Red Hot
    Red Hot is an all you can eat restaurant with qualities of a high class restaurant and yet a bill which makes it famous amongst the students in the vicinity of Nottingham.

    Further information at:…

    Pit and Pendlum
    is a Gothic bar which is to be recommended. (also to be recommended for non gothics!)

    Further information at:…

    The Cookie Club
    is a night club which plays any variety of Rock music.


    Head to Hockley, in the eastern part of the city centre, this is the Bohemian Quarter, and is the most fashionable part of the city, home to Nottingham’s “it-crowd”. There are plenty of friendly eateries here and the best bars and restaurants. For families, try the Red Hot Buffet Shack, like mentioned above, you can’t go wrong there. The Galleries of Justice is also worth a look for first timers, located in the neighbouring Lace Market district of the city centre, on Weekday Cross.

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    Wow thanks TG. There’s loads of stuff there to check out. That’ll keep me busy for a while! Will report back 🙂

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