EAST MIDLANDS United Kingdom

Nottingham, a city of legends

Nottingham is steeped in legends with its mediaeval castles, manor houses and its famous outlaw, Robin Hood.

It is full of historic monuments and places of interest, such as Nottingham Castle, the Old Market Square, the Lace Market area and, outside the city, the famous Sherwood Forest.

Nottingham (East Midlands Airport) is served by Ryanair seasonnal direct flights. Direct flights for 2018 season will begin on March 27th and will be operated on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Flying time between Dinard and Nottingham : 1 hour 10 minutes

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  • Climate : Nottingham has a temperate climate, with warm summers that are not too hot, and cold winters that are rarely extremely cold.


Attractions & activities

The Lace Market area

Nottingham is famous for its lace-making industry. The Lace Market area is now very trendy, full of bars and restaurants in a unique setting since the buildings are largely unchanged from those constructed to accommodate the booming 18th-century lace industry.

Nottingham castle

The castle stands on a promontory overlooking Nottingham and offers picturesque views of the city and surrounding area.

Today, the castle is home to a museum that has a beautiful collection of silver and gold items, armour and paintings. The art galleries display works from regional, national and international artists.

Sherwood Forest and the legend of Robin Hood

Sherwood Forest is known around the world and associated with the legend of Robin Hood. It is a dense forest of birch and oaks, and its most notable tree is the legendary Major Oak, which, according to local folklore, was the main shelter for Robin Hood and his merry men. This oak tree is thought to be about 800 to 1,000 years old. Follow one of the many footpaths criss-crossing the vast forest to discover the varied landscapes and to walk in the footsteps of Robin Hood.                            

Wollaton Hall

The location for the filming of scenes for the Batman film "The Dark Knight", Wollaton Hall is a magnificent country house dating from the English Renaissance, and considered to be an architectural work of art. The Hall houses the Nottingham Natural History Museum and the thousands of specimens that make up its zoology, geology and botany collections. Surrounded by a park with woods and beautifully laid-out gardens, it also offers plenty of space for picnicking and relaxing.

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