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About the county of NottinghamshireThe county of Nottinghamshire is situated in the central regions of England and is divided into eight districts. The city of Nottingham is the birthplace of D.H Lawrence, the famous author but is more famously known for the legends of Robin Hood and Sherwood Forrest, which was once a royal hunting forrest. Nottingham Old Market Square is the biggest market square in Britain and holds an annual Goose Fair, one of Europe's largest travelling fairs dating back to 1541 where you can experience everything from white-knuckle rides to Victorian side stalls. The oldest pub in England resides in Nottingham and dates back to 1189 AD. The Jerusalem Inn is so named as it was visited by the knights on their travels to the crusades in the Holy Land, Many of the interior rooms are caves carved from the rock.
See our recommended Nottinghamshire towns and villages below, along with our listed Nottinghamshire attractions, and Nottinghamshire hotels and holiday cottages.
Recommended towns & villages to visit in Nottinghamshire
This is a small Nottinghamshire village pleasantly located on the banks of the River Trent. It offers all the usual village amenities, church, couple of shops, butchers, newsagents and three public houses...
The City of Nottingham is famed for fine lace, the romance of Maid Marion and Robin Hood and as the birthplace of the founder of the Salvation Army, General William Booth (1829-1912)...
Modern day history records that this was the village chosen as The Festival of Britain Village, at the time it was considered to epitomise the spirit of British rural community life...
The dense spread of Worksop in Nottinghamshire meets with some seriously picturesque countryside, it is fortunate to be ringed by two rivers, the Clumber which borders Clumber Country Park, and the River Ryton...All Nottinghamshire towns & villagesHistoric Market TownsPicturesque VillagesHistoric CitiesAll towns in England
Recommended attractions in Nottinghamshire
A beautiful historic house set in a glorious landscape of gardens and parkland within the heart of Nottinghamshire, England......
This superb mansion containing Nottingham's museum and art gallery sits on a green and pleasant mound high above the city. It.....
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Random England fact:
Sir Walter Scott (Scottish lawyer, poet and novelist) 1771-1832 built Abbotsford House, and started the trend for the "Baronial" style of Scottish Country Houses. The armoury includes Rob Roy's sword and gun together with many other arms and armour. There is a fine library with more than 9000 books. Other noteworthy artifacts to be seen at Abbotsford House include a pocket book of Flora MacDonald, Napoleon's cloak brooch and a lock of Bonnie Prince Charlie's hair.
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