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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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  • 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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  • Photographer Chris Dale On Exploring Sherwood Forest

    Photographer Chris Dale On Exploring Sherwood Forest

    March 21 is the International Day of Forests, and Nottinghamshire is lucky enough to have one of the most stunning forests in the UK. Explore the ancient oaks and wild heathland of Sherwood Forest and you'll encounter some wonderfully atmospheric scenery. Last year, we spoke to local photographer Chris Dale, who has wandered these woodlands throughout the seasons, veering off the beaten track to capture the beauty of this spectacular area with his lens.

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  • A Perfect Day of Pampering: A Visit to the Spa at Ye Olde Bell

    A Perfect Day of Pampering: A Visit to the Spa at Ye Olde Bell

    Between work and everyday stresses, I rarely give myself time to indulge in a beauty treat. When I do, it usually consists of the occasional 15-minute face mask on a Sunday night. Admittingly, I’m a total spa novice but my Mum has me beat having never indulged before in a Spa day.

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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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  • Forest Live – an insider’s review

    Forest Live – an insider’s review

    Forest Live is a three-day, outdoor festival based in the woodland heart of the county – Sherwood Pines, showcasing some of the best singers and performers out there.

    With the weather being very kind to us this year, the festival was a perfect choice for a day out with friends and family. We were thrilled to be a part of it and see Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott as well as UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey.

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