Based at Nottingham’s old courthouse and gaol, the Old Shire Hall, sinister and grim stories of Nottingham’s own outlaws are brought to life. To capture and explain this gruesome history they use actors, audio guides, guide sheets, lighting, sounds, set dressing and exhibitions.
This magnificent neo-Baroque building, whose 200ft high dome dominates the city skyline, has been the heart of the city centre since 1929. The Old Market Square in front, the largest city square in the UK, dates from Saxon times and was the original site of the famous Goose Fair.
Standing high on Castle Rock overlooking the city, Nottingham Castle is visited by over 270,000 visitors each year. Many visitors question where the castle is, as they expect to find a traditional English castle. Instead they find the first Duke of Newcastle's Ducal Palace.
At the National Videogame Arcade you can explore three floors of playable exhibitions about videogames. You can meet your friends here and play your own games. You can learn new skills, hear a talk and meet renowned gaming experts.
St Mary's is the ancient Parish and Civic Church of Nottingham, the largest medieval building in the City and an excellent example of the Perpendicular style of architecture. It is believed that the present building is the third church on the site.
St Peter's Church is a Grade I listed building and was first constructed in 1180, with the tower and spire completed in 1340. Standing in the heart of the city of Nottingham, the church is open seven days a week and plays host to a great many visitors.
At over 3,000 square metres, Nottingham Contemporary is one of the largest contemporary art galleries in the UK. It has four galleries, lit by 132 skylights, shop and café bar. The building appears larger on the inside than outside, since much of its north end is sunk into the sandstone cliff.
City Of Caves is a subterranean family attraction that is part of a complex of over 500 caves dating back to the Dark Ages, the last of which were in use until as late as the 1940s. Nottingham has more man made caves than anywhere else in Britain, and the cave network has Ancient Monument Protection.
The Nottingham tourism centre is located on Smithy Row as part of the Council House on Old Market Square. The dedicated staff are able to inform you about local events, accommodation and attractions and there are maps and leaflets for you to take with you.
The Lace Market is a district in Nottingham city centre. It's not a market selling lace, but a collection of historic buildings that were once at the centre of the world's lace making industry. Today, the area is home to creative businesses, independent shops, bars and restaurants.
The Museum of Nottingham Life is sited in Brewhouse Yard at the base of Castle Rock. It has now closed for general admission, pending redevelopment work taking place on the Nottingham Castle site later in the year, but will remain available for visits for pre-booked parties of 10 or more.
This Green Flag award winning park is Nottingham's oldest public park and the closest park to the city centre. A historic, beautifully maintained park that is home to an important collection of over 800 trees, some of which are from the original collection planted in the 19th century.
Green's Windmill is a working mill and popular museum and science centre in Sneinton. The amazing inner workings of the mill can be seen, especially on a windy day, over four floors, including the grain cleaner and grindstones.
The River Trent is located just south of the city centre and the historic crossing of the river by the London Road is known as Trent Bridge. A pleasant open space for an enjoyable walk, visit the Memorial Gardens or cross the suspension bridge for excellent views of the river's traffic.
Well known to many visitors as the site of the annual Nottingham Goose Fair, the Forest has recently undergone a £5.2m Lottery restoration. This includes the refurbishment and restoration of the pavilion with a new café and public toilets.