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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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  • Walk in the footsteps of the Mayflower Pilgrims

    Walk in the footsteps of the Mayflower Pilgrims

    Most of us heard about the Mayflower and its epic journey to the New World which took place in 1620, but not as many can say exactly what is the Mayflower Pilgrims’ connection to Nottinghamshire and how it all began.

    As part of this year’s English Tourism Week we’d like to bring the history to life and help you walk in the footsteps of the Mayflower Pilgrims, who are considered the founding fathers and mothers of the modern-day America.

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  • Mayflower Pilgrims Nottinghamshire

    Q&A with Dr Anna Scott on the Mayflower Pilgrims

    Pilgrim Country nestles on the crossroads of three English counties; Bassetlaw, south Yorkshire and Lincolnshire. It covers roughly 50 square miles of picturesque villages and charming market towns, where you can walk in the footsteps of our pioneering Mayflower Pilgrims. We sat down with Dr Anna Scott to learn more about the Mayflower Pilgrims and their connection to Nottinghamshire. Read on to find out the fascinating history of the Mayflower Pilgrims and the upcoming 400th year anniversary.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Nottingham Castle

    13 Brilliant Nottingham Attractions to Visit Now Nottingham Castle is Closed

    It may not be the medieval fortress one might expect, but set high on its craggy clifftop, Nottingham Castle is certainly a grand sight. While we wait until 2021 to see the fantastic £13.9m Heritage Lottery Funded redevelopment, there’s still much to see in the city - below we’ve put together some alternative ideas of where to get a taste of the wonderful caves, history, art and nature in Nottingham.

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