East Midlands Local Attractions
The region's most popular tourist attraction, The Tales of Robin Hood, is situated in the heart of vibrant, historical Nottingham just a two minute walk from the castle. It is a great day out for the family where visitors can experience medieval life, legend and adventure. Flee through the forest to escape the evil Sheriff and jump on the magical travel back in time ride to join in the quest. Enjoy Medieval Banquet and Murder Mystery nights in the evening too. Open every day from 10am to 5pm and admission costs £6.95 for adults and £4.95 for children.
Visit Nottingham Castle, first built in 1068 by William the Conqueror on a narrow sandstone ridge. The castle is closely associated with the legend of Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham. Explore the beautiful castle gardens and flower displays; the historical museum, guard room and dungeon and enjoy stunning views of Nottinghamshire from the museum roof. Castle is now open 10 - 4pm daily and admission is free on weekdays and £2 adults, £1 children/concession on weekends and Bank Hols.
Beneath the city centre of Nottingham from the soft Sherwood Sandstone, hundreds of caves were dug out many years ago. In the last 750 years more than 400 caves were cut out. They were used as storerooms, factories, pub cellars (Ye olde Trip to Jerusalem), dwelling houses or air raid shelters and are open today for tours around the various caves. The Caves are open Mon-Sat 10-17, Sun 11-17. Admission costs Adults £4, Children £3, Students £3, Seniors £3.
More information on local attractions can be obtained from:
Nottingham City Tourist Information Centre
1-4 Smithy Row
Tel: (0115) 915 5330
East Midlands Local Amenities
Victoria Shopping Centre
Tel: +44 (0)115 912 1281
- Victoria Centre has 120 shops and stores all under one roof including House of Fraser, John Lewis, Argos, Boots, W H Smiths, Woolworths, Dixons, GAP, Next, HMV and the Disney Store.
- There is a good selection of places to eat and drink including House of Fraser and John Lewis restaurants, KFC, BB's Coffee and Muffins, Greggs, Millies Cookies and several cafes.
- Facilities include banks, cashpoints, Information desk, shoppers créche, baby changing and feeding rooms, toilets, shopmobility and parking including disabled spaces
Opening hours:Monday - 9.00 - 5.30
Tuesday - 9.00 - 5.30
Wednesday - 9.00 - 8.00
Thursday - 9.00 - 5.30
Friday - 9.00 - 5.30
Saturday - 9.00 - 6.00
Sunday - 10.00 - 5.00
Bank Holidays - 10.30 - 4.30