Nottingham City - Post Robin Hood
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September 15th, 2002 – by: almond72
The forest is non existent -- a few tress along the highway is all I saw. I used to take a bus to Nottingham almost every weekend from Loughborough 15 years ago and it was bare already then.
Nottingham city is good place to get food, for those of you that need Chinese food & supplies - it's the place to go.
The Nottingham Castle is a nice place to visit, not expensive for students with ID.
I do enjoy museums and walking around art galleries so I could spend half a day just wandering about.
My main memories are the news flashes - "The public is advised to be on the lookout for so & so... who has escaped from Broadmoor Prison
( near Nottingham City ). Please remain calm and restrict travel during the night. etc. etc. This happened almost every other month - oh boy, so what you say ? That place was housing Criminally Insane prisoners - not the usual kind of offenders or what not. I dunno if any Hannibal Lecters were there then, but not exactly inspiring for university students living about 50km from Nottingham. They have upgraded changed the place since then, still my memories linger.
For those who are looking for the current HQ of Warhammer board games. aka Gamesworkshop - it's here in Nottingham ! Yes, grown ups can still behave like kids at their showroom.
Market square is a nice place to stroll about - when no protests are ongoing ! It does take getting used to ( for me anyway), that you can't touch the fresh produce on display. They'll pick the items out according to how much you want. Over in SEA, in some places, you can find apples which have bite marks in them at the major supermarkets. There's also a sample all you can at the grapes/longan/lychee/oranges from the display ( Indonesia). - quite scary for me as a potential buyer.
Or get into the spirit of shouting your lungs out at something or someone! Watch it, they can pick you out with cameras a lot easier than 15 years ago. No throwing things - that's not nice as a tourist. The students love to have someone in their ranks, get a free cap, scarf, badge, kiss etc. for walking a short distance with them.
There is a good arts scene going on in Nottingham nearly all the time. Pick up the free newspapers or guides. You could see a play for a very good price. Make friends with the university students if you can, they will keep you updated on the latest comings & goings.
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