There’s more to Nottingham than Robin Hood

Nottingham is a city that is inextricably linked with the story of Robin Hood who is known for stealing from the rich to give to the poor during the times of King John in the mediaeval era. Tourists come from all around the world to visit Sherwood Forest where Robin Hood lived with his group of Merrie Men. This is not the only attraction that Nottingham has to offer however, and there are plenty of exciting things to see in this historic city.

The city has a long history of lacemaking and many of the heritage buildings in the city are related to this craft. The Old Lace Market is one of the most notable attractions in the city and here you will find a fascinating insight into the history of the craft.

Close by, you will also find many lace warehouses which have now been converted into attractions such as bars and restaurants. There are also several loft apartments in this part of the city providing residential homes in the centre of town.

St Mary’s church is an elegant building located in the Lace District and it was once the local church for many of the lace makers working in the area and living close by in the tenements. There are three different pubs in Nottingham which are all claiming to be the oldest pub in the UK, but the most likely contender seems to be the Bell Inn which is the oldest building of all three.