With Nottingham being one of the major cities in the united Kingdom you would expect there to be a lot to do, and there is!
From sports to culture and nature to history there is a full range of things to do and enjoy in Nottingham.
Visit the National Ice Arena and see the Nottingham Panthers play ice hockey, get down to the city ground or meadow lane to see Nottingham Forest or Notts County play football (soccer) and of course Nottingham is the home of the World Famous Trent Bridge Cricket ground home of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club. If you want to partake in a little physical activity of your own check out the National Water Sports Centre or one of the many great golf courses around Nottingham.
When it comes to arts and culture the the Capital FM Arena Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall and Nottingham’s Play House provide everything form international musicians and comedians to local company performances and pantomimes. With restaurants and hotels surrounding the major venues there is always a reason to make an evening of it.
If nature is your thing then there is also plenty for you in Nottingham and its surrounding area with Sherwood Forest Nature reserve (The home of robin Hood!), Rufford Abbey Country Park, Bestwood Country Park and Cotgrave Country Park along with the National Water Sports Centre you will never be short of places to visit.
If you are looking for attractions for the kids you cant go wrong with trips to the nearby White Post Farm and Wollaton Hall (featured in the Dark Night Rises movie) or staying in the city gives you Nottingham Caves, Galleries of Justice and Nottingham Castle for the more adventurous a short drive outside Nottingham and you have the opportunities of visiting theme parks Alton Towers and Drayton Manor and the Heights of Abraham in Matlock.
Shopping is also a great way to pass time in Nottingham with Broadmarsh and Victoria Centres hosting chain stores and some fantastic independent stores giving you anything you could want, mixed in with coffee shops and restaurants so you don’t have to spend all day on your feet!
With all the things to do in Nottinghamshire you really need to spend some time there and with all the major chains of hotels in Nottingham as well as lots of independents you will be spoilt for choice for places to make a weekend or even a week of it.
Chris James is currently blogging about hotels and travel over at blog.hotelgeek.co.uk