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Getting cheap tickets to Nottingham

Despite the Robin Hood connection, you don’t need to rob from the rich to afford cheap coach tickets to Nottingham. A buzzing modern city with no shortage of history, Nottingham has plenty of fun things to do.

Check out our generous early bird deals with our Low Fare Finder, then scroll down to explore some of the exciting things to see in this lively East Midlands city.

Things to do in Nottingham

The legendary home of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a city steeped in history and alive with culture. There are tons of things to see here, from popular tourist attractions to hidden gems waiting to be discovered.

Here’s our shortlist of the best events and places to visit in Nottingham.

Where to eat

The Cumin

A Nottingham favourite for over a decade, The Cumin is your spot for family-run, North Indian and Punjabi cuisine in the city. Placed neatly between Market Square and Nottingham Castle, it's the ideal restaurant to relax in after a day's sightseeing.

The Cod's Scallops

Who says you need to be by the sea to experience award-winning fish and chips? The Cod's Scallops serve over 20 species of fish daily, all cooked fresh with your choice of baked, battered or naked! 


Order from a delicious array of curries at affordable prices at MemSaab, one of Nottingham’s best restaurants. This favoured curry house combines fine dining at reasonable prices for a great night out.

Where to drink

The Hockley Arts Club

Three floors of food, drink, culture and creativity await in Nottingham's art district. The Hockley Arts Club is the ideal place for dates, relaxing with friends, a great dinner, or even afternoon tea! 

Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem

If you fancy a night out in Nottingham that’s unlike any other, visit Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, which claims to be the country’s oldest inn. This one-of-a-kind venue is one of Nottingham’s top pubs, somehow carved beneath a rocky ridge, giving it a uniquely cosy atmosphere.

Rock City

In the rock ‘n’ roll stakes, Nottingham’s live music scene competes with the best around. Rock City is one of Nottingham’s best nightclubs and places to dance the night away. With affordable drinks, banging tunes and a buzzing atmosphere, Rock City is the perfect choice for a great night out.

Where to shop

Victoria Centre

If shopping centres are where you like to treat yourself, look no further than the Victoria Centre. The city centre’s premier shopping destination has landmark stores such as John Lewis and House of Fraser, and is a pleasant place to wander and grab a bite to eat.

The Exchange

For more than 75 years, The Exchange has been an essential destination for luxury and affordable shopping in Nottingham. In the stunning glass-ceilinged arcade you’ll find boutique stores and familiar high street names to suit any budget.

Debbie Bryan

In the heart of the Lace Market district is Debbie Bryan, an award-winning boutique with original textiles, ceramics, prints, homeware and jewellery. Browse for affordable gifts and trinkets, then stick around for afternoon tea and cake in the charming café.

Top tourist attractions

Nottingham Castle

One of the city’s top tourist attractions, the site is also home to a museum and art gallery, and sits in six acres of beautiful Victorian-inspired gardens.

DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum

Lovers of literature are in for a real treat at the birthplace of author DH Lawrence. Now a museum and tourist attraction dedicated to the author’s life and work, you can explore the roots of one of England's greatest modernist writers, learn all about his family life and explore exhibition rooms which display many of his possessions.

Theatre Royal & Concert Hall

For those who love performing arts, one of the best places to visit in Nottingham is the Theatre Royal & Concert Hall. Time your visit to coincide with a West End transfer, whether you’re into musicals or plays. The venue plays host to opera, classical music and comedy shows all-year round, so if you’re unsure about what to see in Nottingham, you needn’t worry.

Things to do for kids

Enchant them with a day in the forest

For an unforgettable family day out, a visit to Sherwood Forest is a must when visiting Nottingham. The spectacular forest of legend has enchanted people the world over for generations. On your adventure, you’ll find clusters of country parks, stately homes and a nature reserve. A whole day can be spent exploring the forest and its many hidden delights.

Inspire them with a cultural outing

Nottingham is packed with galleries and museums where you can have a fun day out with the family. New Art Exchange is a stylish modern art gallery with special family days, art clubs and children’s workshops outside of term time.

Let them explore underground caves

No day out in Nottingham is complete without a trip to the City of Caves, a popular family-friendly attraction. Nottingham is built on top of a network of caves, and a fun-filled few hours can be spent exploring the labyrinth of former homes, work spaces, nooks and crannies. With special children’s activities and a fantastic audio tour, this attraction offers an experience to remember.

Nottingham in one day

Discover the man, the myth, the legend

Some of Nottingham’s most famous tourist sites are centred on Robin Hood, the city’s folk hero immortalised by Hollywood. Start at Nottingham Castle, home of the Sheriff of Nottingham, and have your picture taken with the Robin Hood statue outside. Outside the city, explore the legendary Sherwood Forest and the Major Oak tree associated with the Robin Hood legend.

Ride the tram for a sweeping vista

Nottingham is blessed with a modern tram system, the Nottingham Express Transit, which is fantastic for getting around at affordable prices. See the city blur past from the comfort of your seat, and hop on and off at key destinations like Old Market Square and the Lace Market.

Wander through Nottingham’s Creative Quarter

The Lace Market neighbourhood shows Nottingham at its boho best. Spend some time in this fascinating district where former warehouses and salesrooms have since been transformed into bars, restaurants and shops. Attractions include the Nottingham Justice Museum and Motorpoint Arena Nottingham.

Hidden gems

Lost Property

Nestled deep in a Hockley alleyway, we do mean hidden when it comes to the gem that is Lost Property. This quirky bar is laden with old suitcases and luggage tags from former guests. Be sure to head down into the cave area for a completely unique drinking experience.

Newstead Abbey

Leave the central sights behind and head north of the city to Newstead Abbey, a historic country home and one-time dwelling of Lord Byron. The beautiful grounds with lakes, ponds and waterfalls provide a lovely environment to explore.

Wild Clothing

On Broad Street you’ll find Wild Clothing, a Nottingham institution as far as fashion lovers are concerned. Rummage through the rails to find affordable clothes, vintage wares and denim galore.

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