Unique Gifts and Days Out in NottinghamshireNottinghamshire is a county known for many things - romantic folklore, literary legends, historic towns and houses, and of course…sport. So, whether you are visiting the area for a family weekend of outdoor adventure and excitement, are planning to visit the county’s many tourist attractions, or are looking for the ideal activity gift for a loved one, Nottinghamshire has the answer!
First time visitors to the region will want to pay a visit to the county town of Nottingham. You’ll be greeted to the vibrant city with a very warm welcome and will need to plenty of time to take it all in. From the historical tourist hot spot of Nottingham Castle, to the contemporary hubbub of activity at Old Market Square, this city has it all. You could choose to spend some time window shopping in the vintage boutiques, experience the thrill of the game at Trent Bridge, or simply sit back with a cold beverage at one of Nottingham’s many stylish drinking houses…this city has a lot of stories to tell, so take the time to hear them.
Of course, we cannot possibly mention Nottinghamshire without referencing its most famous story…the Legend of Robin Hood, and the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham. Although the existence of this iconic archer is still hotly debated, the truth is quite frankly irrelevant – story-telling is in the very blood of Nottinghamshire, and its love for adventure is what draws millions of tourists every year. If you fancy trying your hand at some target sports, then head on out to Sherwood Forest - home of the hero - for an Archery Lesson, or a Clay Pigeon Shooting Experience. Or perhaps you’d like to kick things up a notch? Why not explore the county’s many outdoor spaces with an Off-Road Driving Lesson, or a Segway Tour around the grounds of the stunning Thoresby Hall? Ultimate thrill-seekers can even take to the clouds for a Skydive, or make a splash with a Whitewater Rafting…however you choose to explore the countryside, we guarantee you’ll leave with a smile on your face, and a new-found love for the great outdoors.
If it’s a week of history and heritage that you’re after, then Nottinghamshire certainly will not disappoint. The grounds and gardens of Newstead Abbey, a former Augustinian Priory founded by King Henry II, and home of celebrated poet, Lord Byron can be explored by those looking for an escape from city life, whilst the iconic Woollaton Hall made famous as the Wayne Mansion in the Dark Knight Trilogy, is perfect for movie-buffs and nature-lovers alike.
With fantastical tales to tell, and a bucket-load of attractions to visit, Nottinghamshire is a real gem of a county, and one which should not be over-looked. So for grand woodland adventures, and relaxing weekend city breaks, look no further than an Experience Day in Nottinghamshire.