Sunday, March 28, 2010
Seems like there's a lot to do in this town. Information below is from various Googles.
From Old Market Square tram stop
First stop has to be Nottingham Castle. Although only a small part of the original castle remains, there is plenty to see. Inside the castle are the famous caves, art gallery and museum. Outside, the gardens are beautifully laid out in summer and the panoramic view isn’t bad either!
Along from the castle is The Museum of Nottingham Life at Brewhouse Yard, housed in five 17th century cottages and depicting the social history of Nottingham over the last 300 years.
Next to Brewhouse Yard is the famous Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem pub, built into the side of the rock underneath the castle, it claims to be the oldest pub in Britain. Make sure you check out the “cursed” galleon and have a go at “ringing the bull”. http://www.triptojerusalem.com/about-the-name
Conveniently situated on Maid Marian Way is the Tales of Robin Hood. Have a medieval adventure with England’s best loved outlaw as he wages war against his arch enemy, The Sheriff of Nottingham.
Welcome to Nottingham Castle - a magnificent 17th century ducal mansion built on the site of the original Medieval Castle, with spectacular views across the city. The Castle has a turbulent past, linked to kings and conquerors and still has a maze of original caves hidden beneath its imposing walls.
Opening Times and Admission Prices
The Castle is now closed on a Monday
March - September Open Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm (last admission 4.30pm)
Adults - £5.50
Tickets give joint admission to Nottingham Castle and The Museum of Nottingham Life at Brewhouse Yard (situated approximately 5 minutes walk away on Castle Boulevard)
From 23 March 2010, new admission prices apply - to include the NEW Robin Hood - the Movie, an exhibition of costumes, props and behind the scenes materials! Don't miss your chance to see this unique exhibition which is only running until October.
Here is a Beginner's Guide to Robin Hood - http://www.boldoutlaw.com/robbeg/robbeg3.html
And I guess we'll have to visit here for a brew. http://www.alcazarbrewery.co.uk/pageview2.asp?cust=421
If you are coming to visit us by the new Nottingham Tram here are a few tips to make sure you don`t get lost. The Nottingham Tram is a great way to travel and trains run every six minutes or so from Nottingham Central Station. We are only a five minute walk from BASFORD station. When you alight the tram go straight to the nearest road which is Nottingham Road - do not go over the rail overpass. Walk to the end (one block) and turn left - this is Church Street. We are only 50 metres along on the left hand side.