City Orientation Walk, Nottingham

City Orientation Walk, Nottingham

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.
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City Orientation Walk Map

Guide Name: City Orientation Walk
Guide Location: England » Nottingham (See other walking tours in Nottingham)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 11
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Author: StaceyP
Old Market Square

1) Old Market Square (must see)

The Old Market Square is the largest such surviving square in the United Kingdom, forming the heart of the city, and covering an area of approximately 22,000 m². Located in the heart of Nottingham city center, the square is bounded by Beast Market Hill to the West, Smithy Row to the North, and South Parade to the South. The Eastern end of the square is dominated by the Council House, which serves as Nottingham's city hall. The nature of the square means it is often used for large local...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
National Ice Center

2) National Ice Center (must see)

The National Ice Centre is located close to the historic Lace Market area. The facility neighbors the Capital FM Arena Nottingham. The site has hosted an ice arena since 1939, but the old building was showing its age: hence its nickname, "The Barn". Several buildings were demolished to make way for the new arena, including an Art Deco warehouse on the opposite side of Barker Gate, and bodies had to be exhumed from a nineteenth century graveyard found under the car park.

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Sight description based on wikipedia
St. Mary's Church

3) St. Mary's Church (must see)

The Church of St Mary the Virgin is the oldest religious foundation in Nottingham, the largest church after the Roman Catholic Cathedral and the largest medieval building in Nottingham. It is situated on High Pavement at the heart of the historic Lace Market district and is also known as St Mary's in the Lace Market. The main body of the present building (at least the third on the site) dates from the end of the reign of Edward III (1377) to that of Henry VII (1485–1509). The nave was...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Shire Hall

4) Shire Hall

Shire Hall is the main building of the Galleries of Justice. It is located on the grounds of the former courts and prisons that stood here from 1375 to the mid-1980s. Over the basement door is the inscription "County Gaol". Shire Hall now houses the Galleries of Justice Museum. The original sandstone caves and cells have been...   view more
Police Station

5) Police Station

The former Police Station is a Grade II-listed building located next to the Galleries of Justice. The blue lamp over the doorway, signifying a police station, still hangs. This Edwardian building evokes memories of the times past. In the 1600s the grand Castle Inn stood on this site. The current building was constructed in 1847 as a place to hold prisoners before...   view more
High Pavement Chapel

6) High Pavement Chapel

High Pavement Chapel is now the Pitcher and Piano public house and is Grade II listed. The current building was opened in 1876, built to a design of the architect Stuart Colman, of Bristol. It was used as a place of worship for Unitarian Presbyterians in Nottingham until 1982. It was then converted into the Nottingham Lace Museum, but this venture proved financially nonviable. The building was then converted to its current use, as a Pitcher and Piano public house.

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Sight description based on wikipedia
City of Caves

7) City of Caves (must see)

City of Caves was an award-winning visitor attraction in Nottingham which consists of a network of caves, carved out of sandstone that have been variously used over the years as a tannery, public house cellars, and as an air raid shelter.

The attraction has been run by the Galleries of Justice since 2004 and is accessed from the upper mall of the Broadmarsh Shopping Centre. The caves here are some of the oldest remaining in the city, with pottery finds dating them to 1270-1300, and were...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Nottingham Railway Station

8) Nottingham Railway Station

Nottingham Railway Station, for some time known as Nottingham Midland, is the principal railway station of the city of Nottingham and the Greater Nottingham area. The station was built in an Edwardian Baroque Revival style at a cost of £1 million (£79,620,000 as of 2012). The station was built using a mix of red brick, terracotta (which was used as a substitute for building stone) and faience (a glazed terracotta) with slate and glazed pitch roofs over the principal buildings. The carriage...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Brewhouse Yard Museum

9) Brewhouse Yard Museum (must see)

The Brewhouse Yard Museum focuses on 18th-century life in Nottingham and is located near the famous pub named 'Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem'. The museum consists of five 17th-century Victorian houses and a system of man-made caves. The museum has rooms reconstructed to look as they did during the 18th century. There are also displays located inside the caves, including a replica of an air raid shelter. The museum is a great place for...   view more
Nottingham Castle

10) Nottingham Castle

Nottingham Castle is a castle in Nottingham, England. It is located in a commanding position on a natural promontory known as "the castle rock", with 130 foot cliffs to the south and west.The first Norman castle was a wooden structure and of a mote-and-bailey design, and was built in 1067, a year after the Battle of Hastings, on the orders of William the Conqueror. This wooden structure was replaced by a far more defensible stone castle during the reign of Henry II, and was imposing...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

11) Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery (must see)

Nottingham Castle is located in a commanding position on a natural promontory known as "'Castle Rock'", with cliffs 130 feet (40 m) high to the south and west. In the Middle Ages it was a major royal fortress and occasional royal residence. In decline by the 16th century, it was largely demolished in 1649, but sufficient fragments remain to give an impression of the layout of the site. A ducal mansion later occupied the summit of the promontory. This was burnt out by rioters...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

Walking Tours in Nottingham, England

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 Nottingham's Museums and Galleries

Tour of Nottingham's Museums and Galleries

Nottingham has a long history and is home to a number of outstanding museums and galleries that focus on the city's storied past. Nottingham also knows how to celebrate the present, boasting a number of notable contemporary art galleries. Take this self-guided tour to gain insight into the history and culture of Nottingham.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.6 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
Tour of Nottingham's Pubs

Tour of Nottingham's Pubs

When traveling to Nottingham, don't forget to visit the national symbol of England - the pub. Nottingham has a great variety of traditional pubs, some of which are so old, they are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Tasting English beer and ale is a 'must do' for any visitor to Nottingham. Take this tour to explore some of the most popular public houses in the city.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 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