Nottingham

Travel Guide
Nottingham showing markets, a river or creek and an administrative building

Delve into the legend of Robin Hood and discover connections to Batman in this spirited city, which has played a major role in British industry and folklore.

Nottingham is a historic city surrounded by leafy suburbs and forests. Besides its associations with Robin Hood, the city is also known for its large university, parkland and history of lace production. Trace the city’s evolution through its medieval castle, Victorian warehouses and stylish contemporary art galleries.

Among the most thrilling places to begin your explorations is the Galleries of Justice Museum. Join a guided tour around the former courts, police station and prison with a costumed actor. Hear horrifying tales of the punishments executed in these dungeons.

The museum stands in the Lace Market area in central Nottingham, a hub for lace-making in the 19th century. Admire the tall, red-brick Victorian buildings that served as warehouses during the lace boom. This neighborhood also houses Nottingham Contemporary, an elegant modern art museum that hosts temporary exhibits, many of which offer social commentary on today’s world.

Nearby is St. Mary’s Church, which features impressive stained-glass windows and bronze door engravings. Walk west for 10 minutes to reach Nottingham Castle, which sits atop a hill known as Castle Rock. Inside the 17th-century building is a museum filled with historic relics and an art gallery.

Take a tour with City of Caves and explore the underground passageways of Nottingham. Enjoy a drink at Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, a historic pub that is among the oldest in the country. Just west of the city center is Wollaton Hall, a stately mansion that was used to portray Wayne Manor in the 2012 Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises.

Fly to East Midlands Airport and rent a car for the 25-minute drive north to Nottingham. Nottingham-bound trains depart from St. Pancras International in London; the journey takes less than 2 hours. Use the city’s acclaimed tram system and buses to get around town.

Medieval legends combine with modern restaurants, shops and art galleries in this dynamic city.

Where to stay in Nottingham

Mercure Nottingham City Centre George Hotel
Mercure Nottingham City Centre George Hotel
4 out of 5
2 George Street, Lace Market, Nottingham, England
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$515 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
Located in Nottingham City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Bridlesmith Gate and Motorpoint Arena Nottingham. Theatre Royal and Nottingham ...
4/5 Very Good! (917 reviews)
"Quirky and very convenient for city centre"

Reviewed on 1 Jan 2022

Mercure Nottingham City Centre George Hotel
Crowne Plaza Nottingham, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Nottingham, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
17-31 Wollaton Street, Nottingham, England
The price is HK$609 per night from 3 Feb to 4 Feb
Located in Nottingham City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Theatre Royal and Nottingham Trent University. Nottingham Castle and Motorpoint ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (927 reviews)
"Location is perfect if you don't have a car. The Hotel is beautiful, the design is unique. Welcoming and warm. Rooms are quite comfortable. I did enjoy my trip a lot. I had some issues with my room but the staff was absolutely helpful and problem solving."

Reviewed on 28 Dec 2021

Crowne Plaza Nottingham, an IHG Hotel
Jurys Inn Nottingham Hotel
Jurys Inn Nottingham Hotel
4 out of 5
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is HK$520 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
Located in Nottingham City Centre, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Motorpoint Arena Nottingham, Old Market Square and Theatre Royal. Nottingham ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (946 reviews)
"Excellent stay Pity about the lifts not working"

Reviewed on 20 Dec 2021

Jurys Inn Nottingham Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Roomzzz Nottingham City
Roomzzz Nottingham City
4 out of 5
The price is HK$491 per night from 3 Feb to 4 Feb
Located in Nottingham City Centre, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Alea Nottingham and Theatre Royal. Nottingham Castle and Motorpoint Arena Nottingham ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (595 reviews)
"Always a good stay when we stay here this was my third visit and did not disappoint. Always a kind and friendly welcoming and the rooms are amazing and comfy beds."

Reviewed on 5 Oct 2021

Roomzzz Nottingham City
River Rooms Nottingham
River Rooms Nottingham
3.5 out of 5
The price is HK$510 per night from 20 Jan to 21 Jan
Situated in Nottingham, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of City Ground, Motorpoint Arena Nottingham and Nottingham Racecourse. Nottingham Castle ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (75 reviews)
"Great location. Walking distance to several bars/cafe's/co-op's. Bed was very comfortable. Nice to have laundry facilities at no cost on site. Communal kitchen was very well appointed."

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2022

River Rooms Nottingham
SACO Nottingham - The Ropewalk
SACO Nottingham - The Ropewalk
4 out of 5
The price is HK$709 per night from 13 Feb to 14 Feb
Located in Nottingham City Centre, this eco-friendly apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Nottingham Cathedral and Theatre Royal. Nottingham Castle ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (73 reviews)
"Property was good with everything you’d expect. But a few issues 1. The toilet cistern didn’t refill. We reported it and maintenance attempted to fix it, but didn’t. So it still needs resolved. We could fill the cistern manually by using a cooking pot. 2. Smoke alarm was faulty according to B the ..."

Reviewed on 7 Aug 2021

SACO Nottingham - The Ropewalk
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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