Set within Nottinghamshire, a British county of outstanding natural beauty that includes Sherwood Forest, lively market towns and exquisite historic buildings, Nottingham, a city which accounts for over 280,000 inhabitants and is conveniently situated at the heart of the UK is considered as one of the top tourist destinations in the country.
One of the features of this cosmopolitan and sophisticated city which makes the most enduring impression in general is the extreme contrast visitors manage to experience during their stay in this magnificent and charming place. The city of Nottingham, besides being considered as one of the UK most stylish cities and typically associated with its immense contemporary buildings and roads congested with vehicles, accounts, at the same time, for a notorious past of which their inhabitants are really proud. Nottingham’s heritage can be explored by daily tours and attractions aplenty to keep visitors occupied. The award-winning “City of Caves” offers a unique insight into the city’s past with the main aim of a better knowledge of these caves cut by hand from the local sandstone in the medieval times and used as safe havens during the World War II bombing raids, whilst Nottingham Castle, built in 1608 and which nestles at a massive steep stone in the city centre, offers a glimpse at the city’s contribution to the culture and history of the UK – from its associations with the Legend of Robin Hood to the start of the Civil War.
Beyond the great number of individual boutiques and exclusive designer’s stores, the 300 cafés, bars and restaurants of the city centre, which aim to satisfy any appetite, or the second-to-none sport facilities, which include the Nottingham Racecourse, The National Watersports Centre, Nottingham Tennis Centre and National Ice Centre as well as Nottingham Forest Stadium and the historic Trent Bridge Cricket Stadium, visitors particularly marvel at the hospitality of the locals. Nottingham’s cheerful, optimistic, devoted inhabitants, most of whom are Nottingham Trent University’s undergraduate students, typically associated with their fashionable clothes and neat style hair, are always willing to help visitors with any problem they might encounter during their stay, welcoming them to share the amazing time everybody is nearly obliged to have in this spellbinding and overwhelming part of England.
The harmonious way in which dissimilar features co-exist in Nottingham, together with its welcoming inhabitants are, as it has been mentioned, two of its most impressive attributes. Therefore, not only for an being an incredible tourist attraction, but also for providing visitors with an unforgettable and unique experience, choose Nottingham - you will never regret it.