Tour of Nottingham's Architecture, Nottingham

Tour of Nottingham's Architecture, Nottingham

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.
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Tour of Nottingham's Architecture Map

Guide Name: Tour of Nottingham's Architecture
Guide Location: England » Nottingham (See other walking tours in Nottingham)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Author: StaceyP
Adams Building

1) Adams Building

The Adams Building on Stoney Street is the largest building in the Lace Market district of Nottingham. Historically, it is probably the largest and finest example of a Victorian lace warehouse to survive in the country, and has been listed by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport as Grade II* (of architectural or historical interest). The building now forms part of the City campus of New College Nottingham.

Opened on 10 July 1855, the building is named after its original owner Thomas...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
The Offices of Watson Fothergill

2) The Offices of Watson Fothergill

Watson Fothergill was a great British architect who devoted his life to his craft. He designed his own offices, which are located on George Street. This structure was built of red brick in the Gothic Revival style, with oriel windows and towers. The windows are ornamented with colored bricks and stones. It is an exquisite representation of his style and...   view more
Nottingham Council House

3) Nottingham Council House

Nottingham Council House is the city hall of Nottingham. The iconic 200 feet (61 m) high dome that rises above the city is the centerpiece of the skyline and presides magnificently over the Old Market Square. The Council House was designed by Thomas Cecil Howitt and built between 1927 and 1929 in the Neo-Baroque style characterized by the huge pillars that circle the building along with the carvings on the facade. It is claimed that the chimes of the bell in the dome, Little John (for many years...   view more
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The Express Offices

4) The Express Offices

The Express Offices on Upper Parliament Street are another masterpiece by Watson Fothergill. The original building was completed in 1876. Initially it had only three floors, but a fourth floor was later added. On the arch above the entrance is the inscription "F.W.", Watson Fothergill's initials. This building is an outstanding mixture of the Old English and Medieval...   view more
The Arkwright Building

5) The Arkwright Building

The Arkwright Building is a great example of 19th-century Gothic Revival architecture. The building was erected in the 1870s as part of University College Nottingham. The exterior of the building features cast-iron crests and the main entrance has a picturesque triple doorway. This elaborate structure has remained well-preserved over the years and is a "must-see" on your trip to...   view more
Nottingham College of Art

6) Nottingham College of Art

The Nottingham College of Art is part of Trent University and is considered one of the oldest design colleges in the United Kingdom. The building was constructed from 1863 to 1865 and was designed by Frederick Bakewell. It features an elaborate, picturesque facade, beautiful arched windows, and a sumptuous...   view more
Albert Hall

7) Albert Hall

Albert Hall was constructed in 1873. It was intended to be the largest concert hall in Nottingham, but a devastating fire during construction led scaling back the size of the building. After the fire, there was a second attempt to construct the hall. The new Edwardian concert hall finally opened in 1910. The building is a true work of art and is a source of pride for Nottingham...   view more
The Nottingham Playhouse

8) The Nottingham Playhouse (must see)

The Nottingham Playhouse is a theatre in Nottingham, England. It was first established as a repertory theatre in the 1950s when it operated from a former cinema. Directors during this period included Val May and Frank Dunlop. The current Modern movement theatre was opened in 1963. The architect was Peter Moro who had worked on the interior design of the Royal Festival Hall in London. It was initially controversial as it faces the gothic revival Roman Catholic cathedral designed by Augustus...   view more
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Mortimer House

9) Mortimer House

Mortimer House is actually a complex of six houses joined together. The complex was designed by Watson Fothergill in the Old English vernacular style in 1883. It is located near Nottingham Castle. The red-brick structure has a unique roof line and square tower that stands out against its surroundings. The ground floor of the complex currently houses shops and...   view more

Walking Tours in Nottingham, England

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 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
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
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 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
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