Nottingham: Queen of the East Midlands. A Mecca for shoppers, drinkers and those going to get married. Famed for its nightlife, Nottingham sits in the centre of the region, powering a new economy now the coalfields are dying.
Nottingham is a modern, growing city attracting inward investment at a vast rate. The two universities attract students from around the UK and abroad adding to the vibrant and cosmopolitan feel. With all this in mind, Nottingham has still managed to maintain it's historical roots and Olde England feel. The city is home to the UK's oldest pub - The Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, Nottingham Castle, and a popular cave network under the city.
The location is ideal to explore the rest of Nottinghamshire and witness first-hand the 'Robin Hood' territory in the North (with its own festival each year), but also historic old towns such as the market town of Newark to the East. Belvoir Castle is also just a few miles outwards.
Nottingham is very much a social city with a high emphasis on Sports. There is the National Watersports Centre at Holme Pierpont; The National Ice Arena; Nottingham Forest Football Club; the first ever professional football club in Notts County; and the World famous Trent Bridge Cricket Ground. It also home to the high ranking Ice Hockey team - the Nottingham Panthers.
It used to be called Snottingham in the Viking days; I'm sort of pleased the "s" was dropped. It is certainly an entertaining city which can offer a lot to its visitors.
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