The Home Of Batman
Nottingham Travel Blog› entry 22 of 43 › view all entries
Now I'm back in the UK, you kind of have to take every nice weekend to go out and see and do something; lets be honest, we all know it frequently rains in the UK.
Nottingham is a nice city though, and has a ton of character and interesting surrounds, which all make for great day trips out. Wollaton Hall and Deer Park is one of those, and with its close proximity to the city centre (just a couple of miles), it really is a great option for an easy day out, or a few hours in the rare sunny days. It would be shocking if you don't see the deers, as they are quite literally all over the park, but there is a nice lake to walk around and feed the ducks, as well as an abundance of the characteristic trees of the English countryside. It's also an ornithologist's dream with the masses of bird species on show.
The hall itself is a brilliant example of English Heritage, and dating back centuries, it's an outstandingly preserved piece of architecture. Local people have known how good it is for decades, and how lucky the denizens are, but recently it has had its fame expand exponentially; it was used as Bruce Wayne mansions in the new Batman films! So there's a little piece of Hollywood right here in our cosy city. Not only are we gifted with one of the greatest legends of all time (Robin Hood), we now have one of the biggest fictional legends too. In fact, there is, by chance, an area called Gotham (pronounced Go-t-ham, no Goth-am though) just to add to the area's acclaim (though in truth, Gotham isn't up to much as far as the traveller is concerned).
It's a great day out for families, strollers, cyclists, pic-nik makers, etc etc etc.