Welcome to Nottingham

Book coach travel direct to Nottingham - a dynamic county captial packed with fascinating history and a vibrant social scene.

Nottingham seamlessly mixes urban city with tranquil country surroundings, great attraction and scenic parks; offering something to entertain every visitor.

Here's our guide to some of the great attractions you can enjoy on your city trip to Nottingham.

Nottingham: attractions

  • Fancy scurrying around under the streets of Nottingham? The City of Caves is a labyrinth of underground tunnels beneath the city streets. Roam around on an archaeological journey under the cobbles and discover how Nottingham dwellers once lived.


  • The Galleries of Justice is another must-see...if you dare. Voted Nottingham's Best Visitor Attraction, this museum of crime and punishment hosts audio and performance-led tours through corridors, cells and dungeons - all rumoured to be haunted!


  • Venture a short way outside Nottingham and go on a tour of Sherwood Forest; home to the legend of Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men. Discovery the history of this breathtaking forest, plan a picnic or take a scenic stroll through this 450-acre, wildlife-filled forest.

Nottingham: shopping

  • If you love big name retailers, head to The Exchange – one of Nottingham’s most impressive buildings. This Grade II-listed shopping arcade is home to some of the country’s best-known brands, as well as many independent stores. Those after the designer labels should check out the Bridlesmith Gate area. 


  • After a hard day’s shopping, pop along to Old Market Square to rest your feet, people watch and have a bite to eat. The largest public space in the UK after Trafalgar Square, it’s the city’s major meeting hub.

Nottingham: where to eat and drink

  • On a shoestring: Homemade. A true hidden gem; serving fresh, locally-sourced food in a cosy environment.
  • Middle of the Road: Alley Cafe Bar. Great food at great prices, serving a wide range of foods to suit all tastes, including vegetarian and vegan menus.
  • Bigger budgets: World Service. Nottingham's premier restaurant set in elegant, 17th century surroundings. Gourmet cuisine locally sourced; a great experience.

Nottingham: for free

  • Stonebridge City Farm is a slice of the country in the heart of the city. Kids and adults alike will have a great time feeding the animals. There's even a cafe and a farm produce shop, selling honey from Stonebridge City Farm hives.
  • Take a walk around the Attenborough Nature Reserve, listed in the top 10 eco destinations in the world. Running along the banks of the River Trent, it’s the perfect place to take a stroll.