University of Nottingham, Nottingham

University of Nottingham, Nottingham

The University of Nottingham received its Royal Charter in 1948, but its predecessor institution, University College Nottingham, was founded in 1881. With campuses in China and Malaysia, the Times regards Nottingham as Britain's "only truly global university". With more than 49,000 applications for 5,500 places in 2012, Nottingham is the most popular university in the UK. It is widely regarded as a "prime alternative to Oxbridge". It consistently ranks among the top ten in the UK in the most important world and national rankings and is known for its Law, Economics, Pharmacy, and Medicine courses, of which entry are among the most competitive in the UK.

In the past decade Nottingham produced two Nobel laureates, in the fields of Medicine and Economics. It is the alma mater of novelist D.H. Lawrence, current Prime Minister of Malaysia, Najib Razak and CEO of pharmaceutical conglomerate GlaxoSmithKline, Andrew Witty.

University Park Campus, to the west of Nottingham city center, is the 330-acre (1.3 km2) historic home of The University of Nottingham. Set around its famous lake and clock-tower and with extensive parkland greenery, the campus is widely regarded as the most attractive in the country. University Park has won numerous awards for its architecture and landscaping, and has been named the greenest campus in the country thanks to a new Green Flag Award.

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Sight Name: University of Nottingham
Sight Location: Nottingham, England
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Tour of Western Nottingham  

Walking Tours in Nottingham, England

Create Your Own Walk in Nottingham

Create Your Own Walk in Nottingham

Creating your own self-guided walk in Nottingham is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Tour of Nottingham's Architecture

Tour of Nottingham's Architecture

Nottingham is home to buildings of varying architectural styles that present a mixture of designs and make Nottingham a city full of contrasts. One of the city's most renowned architects, who contributed to the creation of many of Nottingham's picturesque buildings, was Watson Fothergill. Take this tour to view some of this master architect's work, as well as many other beautiful...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Tour of Nottingham's Churches

Tour of Nottingham's Churches

Nottingham boasts a multitude of beautiful historic churches, some of which date back to medieval times and the Norman Conquest. Take this walking tour to visit a few of the most famous and spectacular churches in Nottingham.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 km
Tour of Nottingham's Statues and Monuments

Tour of Nottingham's Statues and Monuments

Over the centuries, Nottingham has been home to many famous men and women, known for both good deeds and bad. Nottingham has memorialized its heroes and villains with a number of fascinating statues and monuments. Take this tour to see the city's most notable memorials.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Nottingham is a historic city and is proud of its heritage. It is famous for its legends, particularly the one of Robin Hood and his merry men. Traces of history remain in the city's many old buildings and monuments. Take this tour to visit some of Nottingham's most prominent landmarks.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Cultural Tour of Nottingham

Cultural Tour of Nottingham

Nottingham is an exciting city that offers a variety of fun activities for both tourists and locals. Take this tour to experience Nottingham's cultural scene and visit some of the city's best galleries, theaters, and concert venues.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Tour of Western Nottingham

Tour of Western Nottingham

Nottingham is bursting with unique things to see. Notable attractions in the western part of the city include Wollaton Hall and the University of Nottingham. Take this off-the-beaten-path tour to check out other interesting places hidden in western Nottingham.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 km