Get to know the local area
and see what it has in store

Library image of the lake at Newstead Abbey
Library image of a statue at Rufford Park
Library image of the regatta lake at Holme Pierrepont

Amenities & leisure

Rich in heritage, culture and leisure attractions, Nottinghamshire is home to literary giants, top-class sports venues, a host of family attractions and a good deal more.

Local area highlights:

  • Wonderful outdoor attractions
  • Top-class sports events
  • Historic buildings and heritage
  • UK top-10 shopping

Historic city

Nottingham is world-renowned as the home of Robin Hood, but that’s not all this city is known for. You’ll find caves dating back to Anglo Saxon times beneath the city centre, Nottingham Castle, Old Market Square and the famed Lace Market district, which is now home to hip bars and restaurants.

Parks & estates

You’ll find a variety of parks and estates nearby including Newstead Abbey, Wollaton Hall and Rufford Abbey. Closer to Nottingham city centre is Highfields Park, a splendid 52-acres of exotic plants and trees with a boating lake. The most famous of them all, Sherwood Forest, is close by too.


The sporting enthusiast will find much to enjoy nearby, with Championship football, test match cricket, high-octane motorsports and stunning golf courses. Nottingham Racecourse and the National Water Sports Centre at Holme Pierrepont are all within a 40-minute drive (journey time taken from Google Maps, June 2020).

Food & drink

When it comes to food and drink, residents of the area are spoilt for choice. From fine dining Michelin starred restaurants to wholesome food at country pubs, Nottinghamshire has it all. The legendary Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival is also a highlight every year.


Nottingham is one of the country’s top ten shopping destinations. A colourful mix of stylish independent retailers, specialist boutiques and big brand favourites line the streets, with many more labels to be found in the Victoria and Broadmarsh shopping centres plus the Exchange Arcade.

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