The beautiful county of Nottinghamshire sits in the East Midlands of England, approximately 108 miles north of London. Bordered by Derbyshire, Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire this county spans 2,160 square kilometres and is recognised by its gorgeous natural features and historical monuments. Major towns in this county include Nottingham, Mansfield and Southwell, each with their own charm and character. Nottinghamshire is particularly famous for its industrial achievements particularly in lace making, tobacco and bicycle businesses, it is the birthplace of Raleigh bikes.
There are many fun things to do in Nottinghamshire, but no trip would be complete without visiting Sherwood Forest. This ancient forest has historical ties to the medieval vigilante, Robin Hood and is the perfect place to feel at one with nature. Sights to see here include The Major Oak , the stunning nature reserve and the Sherwood Fun Park, a permanent carnival with family-friendly rides and activities.
Don’t miss a trip to Wollaton Hall and Park, a stunning Elizabethan manor accompanied with a vast estate that kids can roam on. The Newark Air Museum will delight those with an interest in aviation and engineering and the Sundown Adventureland in Retford is a brilliant place to bring the family.
As well as its history, Nottinghamshire is famous for its food. A visit to this county is incomplete without sampling Stilton cheese, pork pies or Bramley apples. From local pubs to elegant restaurants, there are plenty of places to dine out in Nottinghamshire.