Famed for tales of Robin Hood, renting a car in Nottingham will enable you to see legendary sites such as Sherwood Forest...
Nottingham was home to lace making and the Raleigh Bicycle Company. In the surrounding villages and bordering South Yorkshire, winding gear from the coal mining collieries used to adorn the landscape. The wealth from this industry paid for the historic architecture which can be enjoyed today.
Visit Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, possibly the oldest operating inn in England, which still serves food and drink. The seven-foot bronze Robin Hood statue is close by, beneath the walls of Nottingham Castle, which is open as a museum and art gallery.
Museums include the Galleries of Justice, housed in the old courthouse and gaol, with exhibitions including the story of Robin Hood, suitable for children. Green's Windmill and Science Centre, a museum and working windmill, is located just outside the city centre. Don't miss a chance to visit the Harley Gallery, too.
For shoppers, there are two shopping centres and the shops in the bustling streets around the Old Market Square. The Old Market Square is at the centre of the city; it is a place for people to meet and there are often events such as live music.
If you're a sports fan, there are plenty of star attractions. See the cricket at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground or football at Nottingham Forest or Notts County football grounds. The National Ice Centre in Bolero Square and the National Water Sports Centre are also worth visiting.
In the evening, there are theatres, the Nottingham Playhouse and Theatre Royal and concert halls, Capital FM Arena and the Royal Concert Hall. A walk along the canal gives good views of both old and new buildings. It is a great place to stroll along in the evening, enjoying the lights from the city as you decide where to stop for a drink.
When you arrange car rental; Nottingham is a great starting point for further adventures in the east of England. Book your vehicle in advance and then collect your hire car from downtown Nottingham or from East Midlands Airport (EMA).
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When you book cheap car hire, Nottingham becomes more than a city-break destination...
There is plenty to see and do within the city, but there are also places to visit outside and arranging Nottingham car hire would be a good way to make the most of your time.
The city is close to the M1 and M42, so take the opportunity to get out of the city and visit Wollaton Hall and Park, Newstead Abbey, and Newark Castle. The Workhouse, an almost complete workhouse built in Southwell in 1824, is well worth a visit. Run by the National Trust and open for visits throughout the year (limited opening in winter), you can reach the Workhouse from Nottingham in 40 minutes by road.
Further afield of the city is Sherwood Forest Country Park, the old stomping ground of Robin Hood, Maid Marion and the Sheriff of Nottingham. Despite the close link between the city and Sherwood Forest in the tales of Robin Hood, it takes an hour to drive between the two so having a car is advisable. It’s worth the journey, whether you’re a fan of the fabled outlaw or you simply take pleasure from long walks in England’s lovely woodland.