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Nottingham Sights and Landmarks Guide, United Kingdom

Nottingham is an industrial center and the largest city in the East Midlands.  The city has fascinating selection of different landmarks such as historical buildings and museums, scenic parks and shops.  Make it a point to track what is in store for you when you travel to the place.

Museums and Historical Sites

Nottingham has a lot of historical sites and museums wherein you can learn about the heritage of the city.  Some of the most popular spots to travelers are:

·   Newstead Abbey.  This was once a home to the well-known Lord Byron.  This 300-acre property was re-created in a neo-Gothic style.  Several of the Augustinian priories from the 1540’s can still be found in the place. There is also a display of the manuscripts and other mementos of Lord Byron. 

·   Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery.  This castle was built in 1679 and has a panoramic view of the city.  It was restored and transformed into a museum in 1878.  Aside from the historical castle, the area also has a fascinating garden.  It depicts the city’s legend and its display of ceramics and medieval alabaster carvings dates back at around 1350 to 1530.  English, Dutch, French, and Italian paintings from different centuries are also on display.

·   Brewhouse Yard Museum.  This place is perfect for people who want to catch a glimpse of the gravity-defying caves of Nottingham where thieves settled.  It also presents how life was in the city.  The place has five 17th-century cottages.  Here you can have a walk down on an old shopping avenue, tour around a historic school, and learn how people manage to store and cook food, and brew beers in the caves.

Parks and Shops

Although it is known as an industrial center, Nottingham still conserves environmental spots for sightseeing.  If you are a shopping aficionado, you can visit some of the shops and specialty stores which are considered some of the bests in England.

·   Sherwood Forest.  This site is planted with oak trees and silver birch trees.  This 182-hectare forest is believed to be the home to the folk hero, Robin Hood.

·   Clumber Park.  This park and woodland is a popular destination for picnics and walks.  It occupies a 1, 537-hectare ground, 32 hectares of which is a lake located in its heart.  The Clumber Chapel that dates back to 1886 can also be found here.  The path is lined with lime trees.  People who want to learn about plant life can visit the greenhouses.

·   Patchings Farm Art Centre.  This extends at 24 hectares and is considered an art haven.  It has three galleries and studios devoted for pottery and working art.  It also has art, framing, and gift shops.

 ·   Longdale Craft Centre.  The streets are of Victorian style.  This is an ideal place for tourists who want to shop for souvenir items.  The place offers beautifully crafted items done by professional craftsmen. 

Nottingham certainly embraces the traces of history.  With the wide array of attractions, it is always calming to visit the place.  Take part and pride with what this wondrous city has to offer.

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