In the East Midlands, Nottinghamshire has one of England’s most-visited cities and a multitude of towns and villages where history and legend are sometimes hard to distinguish.
In the west of the county agricultural and industrial landscapes blend together, in a region where the novelist D.H. Lawrence grew up and based many of his most important works, and where the Byron family vault is set.
And the southeast was where the Royalists were based during the English Civil War, and the monuments in the towns of Newark and Southwell still show damage from the fierce fighting that took place here during the deadliest war fought on English soil.
Lets explore the best places to visit in Nottinghamshire:
Among England’s top-ten picks for a city break, Nottingham has the shops, dining, entertainment and culture that you demand of a historic destination.
The revamped centre has been pedestrianised and is a breeze to get around on foot.
Nottingham also has the kind of attractions that don’t come along very often, like the Galleries of Justice, which gives you the chance to tour a Victorian gaol and courtroom, where people were sentenced and executed.
The City of Caves invites you to explore the 1,000-year-old man-made tunnels below the city centre, while Wollaton Hall is a spellbinding Elizabethan palace that has been wowing visitors since 1580.