Tour of Nottingham's Statues and Monuments, Nottingham (Self Guided)

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.
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Tour of Nottingham's Statues and Monuments Map

Guide Name: Tour of Nottingham's Statues and Monuments
Guide Location: England » Nottingham (See other walking tours in Nottingham)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 8
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.0 km
Author: StaceyP
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War Memorial at Nottingham High School

1) War Memorial at Nottingham High School

The War Memorial at Nottingham High School stands facing the Arboretum. The statue depicts a soldier raising his hand and is inscribed with the name Robert Thrale, a former pupil of the school who became a corporal. The monument memorializes the students from Nottingham High School who died in WWI and WWII.
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Chinese Pagoda

2) Chinese Pagoda

The Chinese Pagoda is located in Arboretum Park. The bell that hangs in the pagoda has historical value, as it was captured at the storming of Canton on December 20th, 1859, during the 2nd Opium War (1857-1860). It bears the inscription "that it hung in a Joss house". A Joss house is a Chinese temple.
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Feargus O'Connor the Chartist

3) Feargus O'Connor the Chartist

Feargus O'Connor was an Irish Chartist leader. For many years he held meetings and traveled around the country. He was one of the most popular orators of his time. He wanted political reform and improved working conditions for the poor. The statue of Feargus O'Connor is located in the Arboretum.
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Quartet

4) Quartet

The Quartet is a group of statues that includes the figures of two men and two women. The statues are located on Chapel Row, at the western edge of Old Market Square. They were installed here in 1986. The statues were created by sculptor Richard Perry and most likely represent shoppers.
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Afghan War Memorial

5) Afghan War Memorial

The Afghan War Memorial is located on the grounds of Nottingham Castle. It was installed in July 1884 in memory of the 59th Regiment of Foot, which fought in the Second Afghan War. The monument was crafted from Irish granite and was created by sculptor William Jackson. The inscription on the monument commemorates the 42 men from the 59th who died in Afghanistan.
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Albert Ball V.C. Statue

6) Albert Ball V.C. Statue

Albert Ball was an English fighter pilot during WWI. He was decorated with the Victoria Cross, which is the highest decoration for gallantry. The memorial is located in Nottingham Castle's park and was installed in September 1921. Nearby, there is also a plaque honoring Albert Ball.
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Brian Clough Statue

7) Brian Clough Statue

Brian Clough was a well-known British football player and manager. He led Leeds United for more than 44 years and achieved great success throughout his career. He is considered the greatest manager in the history of football. The statue was unveiled in 2008 by Clough's widow Barbara. The sculptor of the statue was Les Johnson. The statue is made of bronze and is approximately 9 feet tall. It depicts Clough standing with his hands clasped above his head. The statue is located on King Street near Market Square.
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William Booth Statue

8) William Booth Statue

The statue of William Booth is located at the Salvation Army Museum in front of the William Booth Building, which was his birthplace. Booth was a British Methodist preacher who established the Salvation Army. The statue is a replica of the original, which stands in London.

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 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 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: 3.4 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 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 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

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Nottingham for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Nottingham has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet


To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Nottingham, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device


Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.