Home to much more than just Robin Hood, Nottinghamshire offers sweeping country landscapes, historical interest and a vibrant cultural scene.
Welcome to Nottinghamshire, a land of legends and rich heritage. Whether you want to relive the battles of the man in green or soak up the abounding creativity, you'll be sure to find a range of Nottinghamshire holiday cottages that fit the bill perfectly.
Explore the history of the city at Nottingham Castle; the children will love the underground web of caves that date back to Anglo Saxon times, and you can take in a thousand years of captivating history with a simple stroll in the Lace Market area. Also home to generations of literary greats, visit the birthplace of author DH Lawrence at Eastwood and the ancestral home of Lord Byron, Newstead Abbey. Nottingham has some great visitor attractions; the extensive art galleries and displays, while the mix of high street names, designer haunts and vintage boutiques have much to offer visitors.
If you want to escape the city take a deep breath and breathe in the pine-scented forest air as you walk, cycle or run in the 3,300 acres of Sherwood Forest. This is Robin Hoods' county, and Sherwood Forest continues to attract thousands of visitors for its beautiful scenery and family-friendly attractions based on the famous outlaw. It really is the ultimate outdoor destination.
Nearby Attenborough Nature Reserve is a must-visit for nature and wildlife lovers, and Creswell Craggs gives a glimpse of the only known Ice Age cave art in the UK. The limestone gorges and caves are a firm family favourite.
Explore local market towns such as pretty Southwell and historic Newark; where you can take the Newark Civil War Trail. Keep big kids entertained with the region's many theme parks and get the whole family going with its range of sport and activity centres. Finish the day off with a home cooked meal at your cottage or if you fancy a night off, you'll find more pubs, cafes and restaurants in Nottingham than any other city in Europe. An excellent spot for real ale lovers, try a top tipple at the Vat & Fiddle near the station. Full of character and charm, it offers a large selection of brews.
Come and create your own adventure - take a look at our selection of holiday cottages in Nottinghamshire today.