is a city, located in the east midlands of England. Nottingham
is the county town of Nottinghamshire and has a population of more than 300,000
is well known for being home to many famous venues including the National Ice
Centre which is the first Olympic sized ice rink in the UK and was
built in 2000. Other famous venues in Nottingham
include the National Water Sports Centre and Trent Bridge Test Cricket Ground.
city boasts two popular universities: The University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University.
is also well known for boasting many historical attractions including Nottingham Castle. This was built after the Norman
invasion and now hosts cave tours informing visitors about the history of Nottingham. Nottingham
is also home to over 400 caves, with many of them hidden underneath the shops
and houses of the city.
is a significant part of Nottingham’s history.
Once the heart of the world's lace industry, today the Lace Market is home to
bars, restaurants, tea rooms, museums and shops. Examples include The Pitcher
and Piano, housed in a converted Unitarian church and boasting many of the
original features including soaring stained glas windows. Also in the Lace
Market is Nottingham's historic Galleries of Justice Museum, based at
Nottingham's old courthouse and gaol.
Nottingham has many famous
residents including Su Pollard, an English comedian most famous for her roles
in Hi-de-Hi and You Rang, M’ Lord? Other famous residents include Stuart Broad
(cricketer), Viv Anderson (footballer), and Sherrie Hewson (actress).
towns to Nottingham include Cotgrave (5
miles), Awsworth (6 miles) and Bingham (8 miles).