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  • An interview with... Gandeys Circus ringmaster, Ryan Brown

    An interview with... Gandeys Circus ringmaster, Ryan Brown

    Here at Visit Notts HQ, we're practically doing cartwheels with excitement about seeing the spectacular Gandeys Circus - The Greatest Show Tour in Nottingham this autumn. We quizzed the ringmaster Ryan Brown on his career to date, pre-show rituals and what to expect from this year’s production… oh, and his favourite sandwich!

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  • Newstead Abbey in Nottinghamshire

    Seven things we love about the Notts attractions in the Lonely Planet’s Ultimate United Kingdom Travelist

    Most of us have heard the news by now that a whopping seven Nottinghamshire attractions made travel guide publisher Lonely Planet’s top 500 travel experiences in the UK. We’re feeling pretty smug about being recognised by such a large-scale, well-trusted publisher, and the broad range of attractions identified (from museums and nature reserves to heritage sites and pubs) is testament to the wonderful variety of what’s on offer here. 

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  • Top 10 interesting facts about Nottingham

    Top 10 interesting facts about Nottingham

    The beautiful city of Nottingham is often associated with angry sheriffs and outlaws. These cliches, however, have not been able to diminish its popularity and charm. The spirited city is always buzzing, primarily attributed to the presence of energetic students who have played a pivotal role in transforming Nottingham's music and club scene. 

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  • Canalhouse Beer Garden

    The Best Beer Gardens in Nottingham

    A good beer garden is one of our favourite places to be when the sun is shining, and luckily for us Nottingham has a great selection in its midst. Tucked behind our bars and pubs there are yards, rooftops, canal banks and terraces which have been cleverly transformed into lovely spaces, perfect for whiling away summer days, meeting friends, and of course enjoying a pint with the sun on your skin. Have a look at some of our favourites below...

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  • Who needs Dry January when you can do Tryanuary?

    Who needs Dry January when you can do Tryanuary?

    Nottingham’s association with great beer goes way back. In 1752 its celebrity was cemented in a popular ballad, the chorus of which boldly declares ‘no liquor on earth like Nottingham Ale’. For Tryanuary we wanted to share a few of Nottingham’s brilliant breweries continuing our rich heritage, and where to sample their tasty tipples.

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  • Eat Local this Christmas - Festive Food Recommendations from Harker's Farm Shop

    Eat Local this Christmas - Festive Food Recommendations from Harker's Farm Shop

    Nestled in the pretty rural enclave of Clipston-On-The-Wolds in the Nottinghamshire countryside lies a hidden gem renowned by those in the know, including many top Midlands restaurants, for their exceptional produce. At the heart of the picturesque Blackberry Farm lies Harker’s Farm Shop, one of the most highly regarded butchers in the country, selling meat raised with the highest standards of traditional stockmanship in the surrounding fields. We caught up with the family-run buiness to get some recommendations for the Christmas dinner table. 

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  • A Warm Welcome to Nottingham Winter Wonderland

    A Warm Welcome to Nottingham Winter Wonderland

    Much to our delight, Nottingham Winter Wonderland is back, and this year things are bigger and better than ever before. The crowds turned up in their hundreds for the grand opening and Christmas lights switch-on yesterday, and we were privileged to be among them to get a first look around this incredible Christmas attraction.

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  • Castle Rock Brewery

    A visit to Castle Rock Brewery after their double win at the STARS Awards

    Castle Rock Brewery certainly have plenty to celebrate this month. Not only did they win the Sustainable Tourism Award at the Nottinghamshire Hospitality STARS Awards, but the Canalhouse scooped the prestigious Tourism Pub of the Year Award. We can’t resist dropping by for a chat; the Sustainable Tourism Award is arguably the most important of all and we’re intrigued to know how they did it.

    We meet with Liv Auckland, Brand and Communications Manager, and Pete McWilliam, Head of Property, Maintenance and Technical Services.

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