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  • Witches' marks at Creswell Crags in Nottinghamshire

    A gateway to hell, a place of worship or protective symbols? What are the so-called Witches’ Marks at Creswell Crags that have captured the imagination of millions?

    Creswell Crags never ceases to amaze us. Located on the border of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire, this limestone gorge has a wealth of history dating back 60 thousand years.

    It wasn’t too long ago that we were telling you about the only-verified-in-the-UK Ice Age cave paintings, dating back to the prehistoric period. A time when migrating hunter-gatherers and animals moved according to the seasons in search of food and warmer weather. The good old days.

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  • Behind the Scenes at the National Justice Museum – Discovering its Hidden Gems

    Behind the Scenes at the National Justice Museum – Discovering its Hidden Gems

    It’s no secret that the National Justice Museum has, well, secrets. Just one step into the imposing entrance hall of this majestic building and you can feel seven centuries of history bearing down upon you. How many thousands of convicts have walked through these walls to find out their fate? And don’t even get us started on the dungeons and all of the terrible tales they have to tell.

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  • What's On This Weekend In Nottinghamshire: 22 - 24 February 2019

    What's On This Weekend In Nottinghamshire: 22 - 24 February 2019

    There’s a real feeling of spring in the air, and we’re excited to get out and about in the county this weekend. There are so many beautiful places to explore in rural Nottinghamshire, plus the last weekend to see the stunning Snowdrops at Holme Pierrepont Hall. Take a look at our five favourite events coming up here, and don’t forget there are plenty more ideas of great things-to-do in our What's On guide.

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  • Celebrating Chinese New Year in style with COSMO

    Celebrating Chinese New Year in style with COSMO

    There’s no denying that all-you-can-eat buffets have a certain special place in our collective cultural psyche. Huge appetite? Buffet. Can’t choose? Buffet. Picky eater? Buffet. And then, of course, there’s the age-old question of how to approach it. Should you stick to one cuisine at a time or is it acceptable to dump a crazy cultural mash-up on your plate? 

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  • Winter Walks in Nottinghamshire

    Winter Walks in Nottinghamshire

    Nottinghamshire is stunning at this time of year and a walk in the wintery sun can be just the tonic to combat seasonal blues. Wrap up cosy and take a wander around one of the county's country parks, canals or the iconic Sherwood Forest.

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  • Rufford Abbey STARS Award

    A visit to Rufford Abbey, winners of the Visitor Attraction of the Year Award

    Last week’s long-awaited, high-profile Nottinghamshire Hospitality STARS Awards 2018 saw some of Nottinghamshire’s finest establishments heading home with impressive new accolades and sparkly trophies.

    This year’s winner of the coveted Visitor Attraction of the Year Award was the lovely Rufford Abbey, so we decided to pop in for a cuppa and a chat about their incredible win.

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  • Autumn in Newstead Abbey

    Make the most of autumn in Nottinghamshire

    Now that the summer has traded its warm rays of sunshine for a crispy autumn breeze, it’s time to start layering your clothes, cosy up by the fire and enjoy a hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows on top. Whether you’re a fan of our good old friend called autumn or not, let’s hope our top tips can help make the most of this colourful season.

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  • Nets Kingdom, Sherwood Pines Go Ape

    Tree Top Adventures at Go Ape's Nets Kingdom

    If you go down to the woods today, you’re in for a big surprise… The all new Nets Kingdom at Sherwood Pines! A welcome addition to the Go Ape family which already includes two different tree top adventures and a forest Segway experience. I was lucky enough to take my ‘tribe’ to try out this exciting activity earlier this month...

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  • Kingfisher, bird ringing at Creswell Crags in North Nottinghamshire

    Bird Ringing at Creswell Crags

    It’s not every day that you get to share an experience quite as captivating as this. Jack Baddams, ornithologist and heritage facilitator at Creswell Crags in North Nottinghamshire tells us about ringing of the birds at the Crags.

    Drawn from a breathable cloth bag, like a rabbit from a hat, comes the most exquisite creature. With a mask of iridescent crimson and a vibrant splash of brightest yellow, this ornithological jewel that has just been revealed is a stunning goldfinch.

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