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Four Nottingham sites are among the UK’s top 500, says Lonely Planet

Four Nottingham sites are among the UK’s top 500, says Lonely Planet

Nottingham is proud to have four sites in a new Lonely Planet guide listing the top 500 experiences in the UK. Lonely Planet – the world’s number one travel guidebook brand – has created the ultimate United Kingdom travel list. The Lonely Planet list of top 500 UK experiences has included four Nottingham attractions (Pictured […]

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Step into Robin Hood’s world: spectacular medieval experience set to wow Nottingham this October

Step into Robin Hood’s world: spectacular medieval experience set to wow Nottingham this October

The Robin Hood Pageant, now in its 38th year, has been completely re-imagined for 2019 and will be staged in a forest setting close to the historic Newstead Abbey for the first time ever while the Nottingham Castle is undergoing its £30m redevelopment. This spectacular event will be themed around the power struggle between Nottingham’s […]

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Riverside Festival returns… Don’t miss the East Midlands’ biggest family festival this weekend

Riverside Festival returns… Don’t miss the East Midlands’ biggest family festival this weekend

The East Midlands’ biggest free summer festival will be back on Nottingham’s Victoria Embankment this weekend (2- 4 August) where over 150,000 visitors are expected as the annual Riverside Festival takes place alongside the River Trent. The festival lasts until Sunday evening, offering a wide range of family fun and entertainment with something for every […]

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Have I got Newstead for you…

Have I got Newstead for you…

TV personality, writer and journalist Ian Hislop and British Museum Curator Tom Hockenhull are launching a new exhibition of satirical prints at Newstead Abbey. Ian Hislop is no stranger to satire, having carved a successful career as editor of Private Eye magazine, panellist on Have I Got News For You and as co-curator of the […]

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Wheelchair Tennis Superstars ready for British Open in Nottingham

Wheelchair Tennis Superstars ready for British Open in Nottingham

Britain’s leading wheelchair tennis players will compete with the best players in the world at the 30th British Open in Nottingham, an LTA summer event, next week. The action gets underway on Tuesday 23 July and runs until Sunday 28 July, with finals taking place on both the Saturday and Sunday. The fifth of six […]

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Byron ‘Comes Home’ in new Newstead Abbey Exhibition

Byron ‘Comes Home’ in new Newstead Abbey Exhibition

An iconic portrait of Lord Byron will be coming to his home at Newstead Abbey for an exhibition this summer, as part of a major National Portrait Gallery project. The renowned painting of Byron by Thomas Phillips will be on display at his ancestral home at Newstead from 13 July until 3 November. The portrait […]

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Summer arrives in the city with the opening of Nottingham Beach and Playa Day Club and Restaurant

Summer arrives in the city with the opening of Nottingham Beach and Playa Day Club and Restaurant

Nottingham’s famous Beach in Old Market Square has opened for the people of Nottingham and visitors to the city to enjoy this summer along with the brand new Playa Day Club & Restaurant. The luxury beach club with pop-up restaurant-bar is a first for the city, drawing its inspiration from beach clubs from overseas and […]

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StoryParks helps celebrate the legacy of our own fantastic Mr Fox

StoryParks helps celebrate the legacy of our own fantastic Mr Fox

The StoryParks project is less than a month from launch. July and August will see a five-week interactive outdoor pop-up reading and numeracy camp of stories, activities and games take place in five of Nottingham city’s Green Flag parks. The city council is partnering with Nottingham Building Society – known as The Nottingham – for […]

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Wimbledon hopeful urges more to take part in tennis across the city this summer

Wimbledon hopeful urges more to take part in tennis across the city this summer

A Nottingham tennis player who is heading to the prestigious Wimbledon championships in a fortnight is part of a push to encourage more people to pick up a racket this summer. With Wimbledon just around the corner and another successful Nature Valley Open grass court tournament just taken place in the city, Nottingham City Council […]

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