Cultural Tour of Nottingham, Nottingham

Cultural Tour of Nottingham, 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.
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Guide Name: Cultural Tour of Nottingham
Guide Location: England » Nottingham (See other walking tours in Nottingham)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Author: StaceyP
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Boots Library

1) Boots Library

Boots Library is part of Nottingham Trent University. The library provides free access to its collection of books, magazine, and journals and offers study space for groups and individuals. You can also use the library's computers to access the Internet. The library is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 2 p.m. to 7...   view more
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Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

2) Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

The Royal Concert Hall is part of the city's Royal Centre, which also incorporates the Victorian Theatre Royal. The site of the Royal Concert Hall was previously the old 'Empire Palace of Varieties' designed and built in 1898 by Frank Matcham. The Empire closed for the last time in 1958 and was demolished for road-widening in 1969. Designed by the Renton Howard Wood Levin Partnership (architects of the Sheffield Crucible Theatre), the hall cost £12 million to complete. Work on...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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The Theater Royal

3) The Theater Royal (must see)

The Theater Royal is part of the city's Royal Centre, which also incorporates the Nottingham Royal Concert Hall. The theater attracts major touring dramas, opera, ballet, West End musicals and an annual pantomime. The Theater Royal was completed in 1865, after six months of work and costing the clients, lace manufacturers John and William Lambert £15,000. The Classic façade and Corinthian columns designed by Charles J. Phipps are still a major Nottingham landmark.

The noted theatrical...   view more
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Broadway Cinema

4) Broadway Cinema (must see)

Broadway Cinema presents some of the best movies from around the globe, from American blockbusters to Bollywood films. It is an independent cinema that features modern, up-to-date equipment. In addition to showing a range of films, Broadway Cinema hosts international film festivals and encourages its visitors to learn about...   view more
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Nottingham Contemporary

5) Nottingham Contemporary (must see)

Nottingham Contemporary (formerly known as the Center for Contemporary Art Nottingham) is a contemporary art center in the Lace Market area of Nottingham. To celebrate the area's history of lace manufacture, the cladding of the building is embossed with a traditional Nottingham lace pattern.

Nottingham Contemporary opened on November 14, 2009 with an exhibition of early works by David Hockney and current works by Los Angeles based artist Frances Stark, some from the Tate collection....   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
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Nottingham Castle

6) 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
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Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery

7) 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

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 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
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 and historic buildings in Nottingham.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 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 Nottingham's Shops

Tour of Nottingham's Shops

Nottingham residents love shopping, which is reflected in the city's amazing array of stores. You can shop at specialty stores, markets, shopping centers, or studios. Take you pick! Go on this tour to explore the best shops in Nottingham and find the perfect souvenir to take home.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 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