Known around the world for the exploits of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a thriving, dynamic city in England's East Midlands, which offers family adventures, nightlife, and historical attractions aplenty. The city is justly famous for Robin and his Merry Men, and there are many ways to trace his story when you book a hotel in Nottingham. But don't stop there. From lace-making to world-class art, Nottingham's museums are illuminating and entertaining in equal measure. Add in sporting spectacles at Trent Bridge or the City Ground, and legendary music venues like Rock City, and there's no shortage of reasons to organise a visit. When it comes to booking a hotel Nottingham is full of possibilities. That's where Opodo comes in handy. Use our search tool to filter out the also-rans, and pinpoint hotel deals that meet all of your requirements. Covering the whole of Nottingham, our directory is sure to include a hotel that is perfect for you.
Nottingham is packed with sights, so planning an itinerary makes a lot of sense. The Robin Hood Experience is a popular starting point for those staying at cheap hotels in the city. With its installations, videos, and costumed guides, it really brings the legends to life. Moving on, the Lace Market is the place to shop for artisan creations and learn about Nottingham's industrial heritage. Nottingham Castle provides fascinating historical exhibits (and a unique warren of tunnels underneath, which were once home to hundreds of people). There's more history to be had at Green's Windmill, which still grinds flour in the age-old style. And anyone who loves English literature should find time to visit the birthplace of DH Lawrence - one of modernism's great masters. If you have time, a drive out to Sherwood Forest is recommended (and you shouldn't need to dodge too many arrows), while closer to the centre, Highfields Park is a beautiful urban haven - ideal for picnics in the sun. Then there's sports. If you love cricket, a trip to Trent Bridge is essential, there's elite football at the City Ground, and even the chance to try canoeing at the National Watersports Centre. In other words, you won't be bored in Nottingham.
When planning to stay at a local hotel Nottingham has a wide range of neighbourhoods to consider. The northern part of the city centre is probably the number one choice, with easy access to entertainment venues, restaurants, and attractions like Nottingham Cathedral. However, staying slightly to the south puts Nottingham Castle and the banks of the River Trent within easy reach. Both have a range of hotels on offer and should prove convenient bases for urban exploration. Hockley is just east of the centre, and just as appealing, hosting the Lace Market and the Nottingham Contemporary - one of the finest new art galleries in the UK. Looking north to Radford could make sense as well, especially if you need access to green spaces, although Wollaton Hall in east Nottingham is just as good in this regard. It's also the location of the Nottingham Industrial Museum, which any fans of engineering and technology will love. South of the Trent, West Bridgford is also popular, being home to Trent Bridge Cricket Ground. Finally, book a hotel in the city's outskirts if you want to head to country parks or Sherwood Forest. You'll still be 10-15 minutes from the city centre, and rural hotel deals may well be a comfortable option.