Things to do in Nottingham

Ask a tourist from anywhere in the world about Nottingham and, if they’ve heard of it, they’ll no doubt mention Robin Hood. The legend of this dashing green-suited hero is an important part of Nottinghamshire heritage but the area also has many other experiences just waiting to dazzle you on a day trip or a week-long adventure. Here’s our guide to Nottingham’s must-do attractions and experiences whatever your taste in great escapes!

Things to do in Nottingham

Day trips

Nottingham’s city centre is worth indulging in with some great retail therapy in the fashionable boutiques of the Lace Market. Step back in time with a walk up to Nottingham Castle – don’t miss the legendary dungeon tour! If you love a good crime drama the Galleries of Justice at Nottingham’s old courthouse and gaol is the place to discover the world of law-breaking and punishment in the past. Disappear under the city and wonder around Nottingham’s maze of subterranean caves, once home to residents who worked in the city’s tanneries.

City break weekender

With a little more time to linger and soak up the city’s atmosphere, you can take in a show at the Theatre Royal, Capital FM Ice Arena or Nottingham’s Rock City venue. Sample some of the area’s fine brews with Nottingham’s CAMRA Real Ale Trail around Nottingham’s historic pubs including The Salutation Inn. Enjoy the varied and vibrant nightlife and dine out in Nottingham’s restaurant scene that boasts the likes of Sat Bains and The Larder at Goosegate.

Exploring Nottingham for a week

Let us take the strain. Book a series of cab journeys with us for a week’s leisurely touring of outer Nottingham. Take in the beauty and legendary magic of Sherwood Forest. Imagine how the sprawling woodland might have played host to Robin Hood and his merry men as they challenged the Sheriff of Nottingham. Sightsee as you journey through the landscape around Eastwood that inspired DH Lawrence. Visit the ancestral home of Lord Byron, Newstead Abbey with its stunning gardens and parkland.

From cricket to ice hockey

Catch some Twenty20 fixtures or, if you time it right, a bit of test match action at Trent Bridge. Our minicabs can take you straight over to the cricket ground in West Bridgford. Nottingham also has an impressive reputation for Ice Hockey and ice skating – courtesy of the likes of Torvill and Dean who famously trained in the area.  Pop on some blades or pick up some hockey tickets at the Capital FM Ice Arena.

Once you’ve booked your return journey to Nottingham, why not keep things flexible and download our Minicabit App. Whatever you decide to do, we’re there on your mobile ready to make it happen and take your family to Nottingham’s best attractions for many exciting days out. Visit Experience Nottinghamshire for more inspiration!

Getting around Nottingham or travelling from Nottingham to further afield locations couldn’t be easier with minicabit.

We regularly provide cabs in and around Nottingham and here are some great examples of prices worth booking:-

Nottingham to Heathrow – £120.50

Nottingham rail station to Nottingham Capital FM Arena – £4.40

Nottingham to East Midlands airport £22

All based total price based on four people sharing.

Don’t forget if you are off to the airport we have a luggage selector to make sure you don’t have to leave your luggage behind!