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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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  • Tots Zone at the National Ice Centre

    Tots Zone at the National Ice Centre

    I was vaguely regretting arranging to go ice skating, or rather TELLING the children that we would be going ice skating when they woke up at the crack of dawn to remind us that we were going. Next time I won’t be so silly! There will be a next time because to say the Tots Zone was a success, would be an understatement!

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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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  • Creswell Crags Cave

    Rock Art Tour at North Nottinghamshire Gem, Creswell Crags

    An enclosed limestone gorge on the edge of north Nottinghamshire, Creswell Crags is a natural beauty that’s not to be missed! The Visit Nottinghamshire marketing team was lucky enough to be invited along to the Crags recently to experience the popular Rock Art tour.

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  • Weirderland at Nottingham Contemporary

    10 Things to do for Families at Nottingham Contemporary this Summer

    There’s lots happening for families this summer at Nottingham Contemporary. Inside their iconic green and gold building embedded with lace, you’ll find eccentric artwork you can wear or sit on, lots of weird and wonderful family activities and crazy optical illusions. So what can you do that makes Nottingham Contemporary a perfect family day out…

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  • Patchings Art Festival

    30 Years at Patchings – Painting a Picture of Patchings Art Festival

    Nestled within picturesque countryside just west of Calverton in Nottinghamshire, Patchings Art Centre is a unique creative centre now in its 30th year promoting the enjoyment of art. Open all year round, the centre has its own galleries of fine art and giftware, a widely stocked art materials shop, and offers teachings for all ages at their in house art school. Just a hop, skip and a jump from the city centre, Patchings is an oasis of calm, colours and creativity.

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  • Papplewick Pumping Station

    10 Historical Hidden Gems You Might Not Have Visited in Nottinghamshire

    While Nottingham is home to many country estates and major historical attractions such as Sherwood Forest, Newstead Abbey and Wollaton Hall, be sure not to miss the many smaller museums dotted around the county! Next time you're visiting outside of the city, why not pay a visit to support these treasured local attractions and learn some fascinating history as you go!

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