12. Nottingham, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom

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Why

A river runs through it, well a canal fueled by the Trent River. Its a beautiful town in the middle of the country with a forest called Sherwood nearby and a famous Sheriff; well at one time anyway.

Nottingham, United Kingdom - Couple in Narrow Boat on Trent

Nottingham, United Kingdom – Couple in Narrow Boat on the canal which runs through the city.

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Where

It’s located in the middle of the United Kingdom; just about. The region is called the Midlands. It sits in the county of Nottinghamshire of course. Also not too far away are the larger cities of Manchester and Birmingham.

Nottingham, United Kingdom - Church

Nottingham, United Kingdom – Church

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How To Get Here

By Bus

National Express and Megabus have service to/from Nottingham from London Victoria station. Check other places in the United Kingdom for service as well. Journey time is a little under 4 hours.

By Plane

Nottingham is served by the East Midlands Airport (EMA). The closest large airport is Birmingham (BHX), which means that you have lots of airlines to choose from to get to the region. The following airlines serves the East Midlands Airport: aurigny channel islands (GR), BH Air (8H), BMI Regional (BM), flybe. (BE), Jet2.com (LS), Ryanair (FR). Once you arrive at the East Midlands Airport there is a coach service to the city. Journey time is about 30 minutes.

From Birmingham you have a few more airlines to choose from:

Aegean Airlines (A3), Aer Lingus (EI), Air France (AF), Air India (AI), Air Malta (KM), Air Transat (TS), Blue Air (OB), brussels airlines (SN), Condor (DE), Czech Airlines (OK), EasyJet Airlines (U2), flybe. (BE), Germanwings (4U), Emirates (EK), Eurowings (EW), Iberia Airlines (IB), Icelandair (FI), Jet2.com (LS), KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (KL), Lufthansa German Airlines (LH), Monarch Airlines (ZB), Norwegian Air Shuttle (D8), Pakistan International Airlines (PK), Qatar Airways (QR), Ryanair (FR), SAS (SK), Swiss Airlines (LX), Thomson Fly (TOM), Turkish Airlines (TK), Turkmenistan Airlines (T5), United Airlines (UA), Vueling (VY)  and Wizz Air (W6)

If you arrive in Birmingham, there is train service to Nottingham.

By Car

If you are already in the United Kingdom you can take the drive. Just use a service like Google Maps for directions.

By Train

There is a Nottingham train station and a beautiful one right in the middle of the city. This means that if you go to http://www.nationalrail.com/ you can find fare information. You can do an open return which is a bit more expensive or a single day return from most larger cities in the U.K.

Nottingham, United Kingdom - Nottingham Train Station

Nottingham, United Kingdom – Nottingham Train Station

While in the city, you can get around by light rail and local buses quite easily or you can just walk.

Nottingham, United Kingdom - Nottingham Train Station Taxis

Nottingham, United Kingdom – Nottingham Train Station Taxis

 

Nottingham, United Kingdom - Light Rail

Nottingham, United Kingdom – Light Rail

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Where To Stay

Lots of hotels and bed and breakfasts in this city. Use the link below to find something suitable.

Nottingham, United Kingdom - Gresham Hotel

Nottingham, United Kingdom – Gresham Hotel

 

Nottingham, United Kingdom - Hilton Hotel

Nottingham, United Kingdom – Hilton Hotel

You can find a list of hotels from TripAdvisor here.

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Where To Eat

Nottingham has lots of places to eat as well as, its the UK, so many pubs too. Beer is a thing here.

Nottingham, United Kingdom - Canal House

Nottingham, United Kingdom – Canal House

 

Also, try Millie’s Cookies. They are all over the U.K.; just the best cookies ever.

Nottingham, United Kingdom - Millie's Cookies

Nottingham, United Kingdom – Millie’s Cookies

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What To Do

Nottingham surprised me with things to do. Did you know that one of the Batman movies was filmed here? Yup at the Wollaton Hall. Each time I visit my friends there, I never get a chance to go but will soon. Nottingham is also home to Robin Hood; you may see him on your visit.

Nottingham, United Kingdom - The Sheriff of Nottingham

Nottingham, United Kingdom – Robin Hood

The shopping is good as there are several stores and malls in the downtown area. As you go through the area, stop and look at the architecture, its lovely.

Nottingham, United Kingdom - Homes

Nottingham, United Kingdom – Homes

Nottingham also has a number of fine Pubs, plus you can also get Pub Tours. Apparently there city is build above a number of underground caverns.

Nottingham, United Kingdom - Beer at the Ferry Inn

Nottingham, United Kingdom – Beer at the Ferry Inn

Here is a list of things to do from Trip Advisor.

Here is a list of Tour offered by Viator.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom - The Trent

Nottingham, United Kingdom – The Trent

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  1. February 20, 2017

    […] It sits in the aptly named county of Derbyshire. Birmingham and Manchester are not too far away. Unfamiliar Destination number 12, Nottingham, is just a very short drive […]

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