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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Zaap away those winter blues

    Zaap away those winter blues

    On the hunt for something to drag us well and truly out of our drowsy, post-Christmas slump, Visit Nottinghamshire headed to Zaap Thai Street Food, hoping to find a warm welcome to chase away the cold, and strong, fiery flavours to banish the January blues.

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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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