Curious About Nottingham

Nottingham City Centre, Starts: Nottingham Magistrates Court (by the canal), Carrington Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG2 1EE

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Curious About Nottingham Walk
Buy printed booklet at Nottingham Tourism and Travel Centre or instant download format (to use instantly on your mobile or to print at home)

Have fun discovering Nottingham with two quirky, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt.

Are you curious about Nottingham? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Curious About Nottingham is a pair of self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined make Nottingham an amazing place to explore!

You'll get detailed directions, a map, clues (with answers in the back!), and some interesting snippets about the history of Nottingham and the people that have shaped it.

Buy in printed booklet or instant download format (to use instantly on your mobile or to print at home) from the Curious About website and explore in your own time.

Use Code Curious20 at checkout for 20% discount on purchases over £12


Walk 1: Canal to Market Square (1.5 miles / 1-2 hours)
From the leisurely canal with its bustling locks, you ascend the hill, past an ancient inn, up to Nottingham's newly refurbished, infamous castle. Pass a former hospital and the leafy Playhouse, before descending to the depths of a darkened tunnel! Now it's past a cathedral, then down to the splendour of Nottingham's vast and vibrant Market Square.

Walk 2: Market Square to Lace Market (1 hour)
From the splendid Council House with the elegant Exchange Arcade behind it, this walk takes you past ornate architecture, some designed by the famous Watson Fothergill. See where Boots the Chemist was started, then enter the Lace Market district with its inspiring buildings and unusual thoroughfares. Lastly there's a former court and gaol where prisoners were hung, before finishing at Weekday Cross, a place of ancient markets.

Both walks are wheelchair and buggy friendly (marked diversions to avoid steps are shown on the map)

Closest Curious About Walks: Southwell, Derby, Newark, The Matlocks, Leicester, Oakham & Uppingham, Stamford and Lincoln.

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Curious About Nottingham (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2025)

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