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WOLLATON HALL & DEER PARK

Wallaton Park spans 500 acres of spectacular gardens and parkland - making it the perfect place for a stroll in any season. Set in the middle of the park is Wollaton Hall, a spectacular Elizabethan mansion. Keep yours eyes peeled for the red and fallow deer that roam freely around the park.

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Wollaton Hall, Nottingham NG8 2AE

+44 (0)115 8763100

www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1037

Sherwood Forest

Sherwood Forest is well-known for its association with Robin Hood and the legend remains strong. The forest is a great place to visit to learn about the history of the forest, its nature and inhabitants. Explore by bicycle, take a guided walk around or attend one of the historical entertainments on offer. Take a picnic and make it a memorable day out.

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Edwinstowe, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG21 9HN

+44 (0)1623 823 202

www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/enjoying/countryside/countryparks/sherwood/

Nottingham Castle

Nottingham Castle is a 17th Century mansion which has a rich and turbulent history. Situated in acres of magnificent Victorian-inspired gardens with a maze, it is the ideal spot to take a picnic with you and immerse yourself in the history and culture of previous kings and conquerors.

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Off Friar Lane, Nottingham NG1 6EL

+44 (0)115 915 3700

www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1262

NOTTINGHAM CASTLE CAVES

Resting beneath Nottingham Castle is a labyrinth of manmade caves and tunnels. A tour will allow you to discover King David's legendary dungeon, the Duke of Newcastle's Wine Cellar and Mortimer's Hole.

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Nottingham Castle, Lenton Road, Nottingham NG1 6EL

+44 (0)115 8761400

www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=1730

GALLERIES OF JUSTICE MUSEUM

Based on Nottingham's old courthouse and gaol, the history of crime and punishment can be explored through the free exhibitions. The legend of Robin Hood has particular connections to the museum, and the site was originally the base of the Sheriff of Nottingham.

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Galleries of Justice Museum, The Lace Market, Nottingham NG1 1HN

+44 (0)115 952 0555

www.galleriesofjustice.org.uk

NOTTINGHAM CONTEMPORARY

Home to the original Saxon settlement, the medieval Town Hall and the Victorian railway; the Nottingham Contemporary art centre is worth a visit for the historic site it sits on alone. Situated in the Lace Market district, the building celebrates the area's history through the architecture of the building; the cladding is embossed with the traditional Nottingham lace pattern.

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Nottingham Contemporary, Weekday Cross, Nottingham NG1 2GB

+44 (0)115 948 9750

www.nottinghamcontemporary.org

NOTTINGHAM PLAYHOUSE

The Playhouse first operated as a repertory theatres in the 50s, operating from a former cinema. From then it has gone from strength to strength and is now recognised as a venue for world-class venue.

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Nottingham Playhouse, Wellington Circus, Nottingham NG1 5AF

+44 (0)115 947 4361

www.nottinghamplayhouse.co.uk

THEATRE ROYAL CONCERT HALL

With over half a million visitors a year, the Theatre Royal Concert Hall leads the way for entertainment and arts in the East Midlands. Events range from ballet and opera to stand-up comedy and West End musicals.

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Theatre Square, Nottingham NG1 5ND

+44 (0)115 989 5500

www.trch.co.uk

LACE MARKET THEATRE

Located in the centre of Nottingham, this is a small independent theatre which regularly shows amateur shows.

Details

Halifax Place, Nottingham NG1 1QN

+44 (0)115 950 7201

www.lacemarkettheatre.co.uk