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Where to Stay in Nottingham - Inner-City Boutiques and Countryside Lodges

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Accommodation in Nottingham runs the gamut from large national hotel chains to smaller, independent bed and breakfasts. It's slightly cheaper to stay just outside the city centre where, thanks to Nottingham's excellent bus network, you’ll never be too far away from the main sights.

City centre


The central area around Old Market Square and Parliament Road teems with busy shops, bars, and restaurants. The square’s Exchange mall is full of charming boutiques, while 17th-century Nottingham Castle is only a 5-minute walk. Eagle-eyed soccer fans will be able to spot the Brian Clough statue on the way.


The city centre offers a mix of budget and high-end hotel chains. For accommodation with more of a personal service, a handful of the surrounding real ale pubs offer cozy rooms and hearty pub grub.


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The Lace Market


Behind the Victorian facades in Nottingham’s historic quarter, you'll find many industrial-chic bars and trendy eateries. Walking tours patrol the area, giving visitors the chance to delve into the neighbourhood's industrial past. For tales of crime and punishment, the Galleries of Justice museum brings the former courtroom and jail back to life, thanks to a cast of riveting character actors.


Boutique hotels and B&Bs blend in well with this upscale neighbourhood. Since many hotels are in attractive listed buildings, the area exudes a romantic aura that makes it popular with young couples.


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South of the Trent


Sports fans will feel right at home on the southern banks of the River Trent. Nottingham Forest Football Club’s stadium is here, as is Trent Bridge cricket ground. Kids can run around the area’s leafy urban parks and playing fields, while the Nottinghamshire Sports Club offers a range of activities for the whole family.


Small hotels and guesthouses feature charming rooms with standard amenities and friendly service at family-friendly prices. A full English breakfast is usually included in the cost, and some places offer free WiFi.


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The Nottinghamshire Countryside


Once a dense woodland stretching from Nottingham to Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire is now peppered with quintessential English villages. The forest itself is popular in English folklore as the former home of Robin Hood - or so the legend goes. To this day, many families still choose to stay there to explore the outlaw’s former stomping ground.


You can choose from affordable apartment-style accommodation and deluxe holiday resorts in Sherwood Forest. Staying in a surrounding village can help keep costs down - there are many delightful country inns to choose from.


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