About the city:
Nottingham is a beautiful and stylish city, located in the East Midlands of England. City of natural beauty and amazing architecture lies on the River Trent, which is the only English river that flows north. Nottingham was the traditional county of Nottinghamshire but since the year 1998, it has unitary authority. Nottingham is famous of its exceptional beauty of women, and also for its connection with the popular Robin Hood.
Nottingham was founded a settlement of Saxon in around the 9 th century. It was called by the names of “house of caves” and “Snottingham”. Inhabitants are grateful now that “S” got lost during the course of history. It was in the middle ages when the legend about Robin Hood first started. Robin Hood is said to have stayed in Sherwood Forest, and still forms a major interest among the visitors coming to this highly stylish and friendlily city.
Nottingham city always has been a house to varied kind of attractions like art galleries, cultural connections, sport activities--ice skating, rugby, tennis etc. With a population of around 290,000, it is also famous nationality for higher ratios of females to males. It is truly a remarkable city to visit and to be in. It is a paradise for shoppers, also for the lovers of multi-cuisines and multi-cultures.
Nottingham Castle is definitely an ultimate tourist spot to visit; it was replaced in the 17 th century by a Renaissance style palace, which is now open to public viewing. City has been famous for its lace making. Don’t forget to visit St. Mary’s Church, situated in the original Saxon settlement’s Lace Market that gives a wonderful view of city’s history, as this is the oldest Christian foundation in Nottingham.
Also one of the most popular destinations in the city of Nottingham is the park, showing the Tales of Robin Hood that has a chair ride taking visitors through the world of Robin Hood and it’s called “Little Disneyland”. The City of Caves is the place showing many man-made caves dating back to 1250 AD, which provide a very realistic peek in the history of this city of caves. To enjoy history with merriment of drinks, visit Ye Old Salutation Inn, a historic pub that offers a toast to Robin Hood and his merry band.
Nottingham is located in Nottinghamshire; there are many destinations and attractive spots spread all over Nottinghamshire that are worth visiting. You can travel few miles to Nottinghamshire and visit its many historic and naturally beautiful places. Newstead Abbey, built in 1170, is the ancestral home of poet Lord Byron. Also, visit the actual place where Robin Hood stayed himself at Sherwood Forest, which is now an outdoor park offering hiking, cycling, riding, and other leisure activities for the whole family.
There are many other most visited places in whole Britain, located near Nottingham like Creswell Crags that’s the only place, which contains Ice Age rock art in Britain, The Holocaust Centre is the only place in whole England offering information on this subject and Clumber Park, covering 4000 acre of lush greens, is the most pleasurable place in whole Britain.
Nottingham has no airport, so there are no direct flights to Nottingham; you have to go there by road. Flying to Nottingham from any point around the world is made simple by airlines flying daily to England. London is only 200kms in north and journey from London takes about 3 hours. Flights could be booked over the internet or at a travel agents office. From India, carriers like KLM, North West Airways, and Air India in co sharing with Lufthansa and bmi flies to Birmingham.
Moving in and around the city of Nottingham is also very simple and convenient. This city is linked effectively with all suburbs and towns in England by M1 motorway and train services that connect this with London, Birmingham and all other parts of UK. City is also well served by buses and tram system called Nottingham Express Transit.
Nottingham has so much to offer everyone for visiting this beautiful and magical city. There are many staying options available for a visitor to choose from. A traveler could make a lodging choice according to the class of the hotel or whether to stay near the airport or around the city center or just according to the price and budget of the stay. Hotels are available ranging from two to five stars and also serviced apartments and bed & breakfast-inns are located all over the city to provide comfortable and exclusive stay.
Hotels Rate and Charges:
Rates and charges of accommodations offered by various lodging options at Nottingham are such flexible to suit the needs and requirements of every traveler visiting here. If staying at Bed & Breakfasts-lodges in the city, the cost of stay could fall in the range of £30 to £60. If staying in a two star to three star hotels located in the heart of the city, the price range would be around £40 to £60 whereas a more luxurious stay at a four star or five star hotels could cost around £60 to £150.
Hotels and all accommodation options in Nottingham provide all necessary and leisure activities to give a comfortable stay. Hotels offer various room-amenities like fully equipped bedrooms with satellite TV, mini bar with refrigerator, coffee and tea maker, iron and ironing board etc.
Certain other facilities are also provided by many hotels in Nottingham like free children stay up to the age of twelve, 24 hours concierge and porter service, currency exchange, post/parcel service, baby sitting, laundry and valet service, fitness club with high tech gym, health club and spa that offers various beauty treatments and barber service. Some hotels also provide games and leisure facilities like Billiards, Snookers and Tennis. To mix business with pleasure business facilities like meeting rooms, fax machine, conference call services etc are provided.
Amazing and amusing Facts about the city:
Some facts about the city of Nottingham truly are very amusing and interesting, like one out of twelve residents of this city is a university student. Nottingham is the third richest city of UK in terms of Gross Domestic Product.
Nottingham with its diverse and lively cosmopolitan environment offers a great choice of destination whether visiting for pleasure or business.