May is a marvellous month, with flowers blooming and a bank holiday popping up every couple of weeks. So make the most of the long weekend with a short break in Nottinghamshire. 

Whether you’re after a stylish city break, a relaxing rural retreat, indulgent spa break, budget getaway or a picturesque place to pitch your tent, there’s something for you in Nottinghamshire. We’ve scoured through some of our favourite places to stay to bring you some amazing last minute breaks that you can book today.

Stylish City Break

Harts Hotel - Viait  Nottinghamshire

Hart's Hotel

This luxury boutique hotel offers a stylish spot to stay - located in a quiet area on the edge of the historic Park Estate, but still in the heart of city, with bars, restaurants, shops and great attractions on your doorstep. Their private garden is great space for alfresco dining or curling up with a good book, and the views over Nottingham are simply breath-taking. Even better, if you want to bring along your faithful four-legged friend, book a garden room (with direct access to the secluded garden via French doors) and your dog will be welcome to join you – the staff will even point out places to drink, dine and explore with your pooch.  

Find out more here.

Rural Retreat

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Browns of Holbeck

Brimming with country charm, this award-winning bed and breakfast is located in a quaint and peaceful hamlet in the historic Welbeck Estate. Each of the private, en-suite rooms features a fabulous four poster bed and overlooks the gorgeous garden. Nearby you’ll find plenty of things to do during your stay, with the Harley Gallery and Creswell Crags (home to the only known ice age rock art and the largest collection of Witch Marks in the UK) within walking distance.

Find out more here, or for plenty of ideas for things to do in the area take a look at our Dukeries itinerary

Secluded Charm

The Sherwood Hideaway - Visit Nottinghamshire

The Sherwood Hideaway

If you’re longing for a private escape away from the bustle these cosy and exquisitely decorated self-catering lodges are perfect. Enjoy a BBQ on your patio, gaze at the stars from your private hot tub or cosy up by the fire and while away a long, relaxing evening together.

Find out more here.

Indulgent Spa Break

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Urban Escape at Crowne Plaza Hotel

If you’re looking to relax, revive and get away from it all, indulge in a spa break at the 4 star Crowne Plaza Hotel in Nottingham City Centre and enjoy a bit of much-needed relaxation in the heart of the city.

The luxury spa gives you the chance to unwind in the indoor heated swimming pool, steam room, ice station, gymnasium, relaxation room. There are also four treatment rooms in which therapists use the latest in exclusive ESPA products and treatments.

Throughout the two floors of the spa, the stylish walls, modern styling, and relaxing colour tones help you escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Bringing the outdoors inside, the wall to wall mural of the sea overlooking the pool stands in contrast to the dark walls that surround it. The fully-equipped gymnasium also adopts the mural concept with bespoke designed artwork.

Find out more here.

Budget Break 

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Igloo Hybrid Ho[s]tel

Nottingham's most popular choice for the budget-minded traveller, Igloo is Nottingham’s most central and quirky accommodation choice featuring Japanese inspired SleepBoxes, personal USB ports and reading lights as well as an outdoor courtyard. Each private room in Igloo Hybrid offers cool & cozy private accommodation. Visit their website for availability and dates.

Find out more here, and for plenty of ideas for planning a brilliant getaway that won’t break the bank, take a look at our handy weekend on a budget itinerary.

Camping & Caravan Getaway

Camping in Nottinghamshire

Holme Pierrepont Country Park  

Camping is a great way to enjoy the outdoors in Nottinghamshire - pitch up your tent and either relax at your campsite for the day or venture out to walk, cycle or ride your way across the countryside. Situated within 270 acres of Country Park, the caravan and campsite at Holme Pierrepont Country Park is a great place for a short break.  As the home of The National Water Sports Centre there’s loads of aquatic adventures to enjoy on your doorstep, from adrenaline-fuelled rafting to lazily drifting along river tubing. Despite the site's rural feel, it’s just a 15-minute drive to city centre.     

Or if you’re looking for a pretty place to park up your caravan or mobile home then take a look at Milestone Caravan Park - an award-winning site in a beautiful rural location near Newark, with plenty of quaint towns and villages to explore and top class attractions nearby.


Hart's Hotel
Hart's Hotel | Visit Nottinghamshire

A contemporary award-winning 4 star boutique hotel ideal for business or leisure stays with stunning views over Nottingham from its bedrooms and secluded gardens.

Browns of Holbeck
Bed & Breakfast
Browns of Holbeck

The Award Winning Browns, established in 1990, is in the heart of The Dukeries and Sherwood Forest, one mile from Creswell Crags, seven from Robin Hood’s Tree, with easy access to The M1 and The A1.

The Sherwood Hideaway
Holiday Village
The Sherwood Hideaway

The Sherwood Hideaway is a collection of 22 luxury cedar lodges nestled in the heart of Sherwood Forest.

Igloo Hybrid Ho[s]tel
Igloo Hybrid Ho[s]tel | Visit Nottinghamshire

The Igloo Hybrid Ho[s]tel brings a new, independent and quirky accommodation option to the heart of the city.

Milestone Caravan Park
Camping & Caravan Site
Milestone Caravan Park

Milestone is a pretty site with a coarse fishing lake and picnic area. There are also specialist fishing lakes in the village, which makes the site ideal for walkers and anglers alike.



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