Top Rated Historical Attractions in Nottingham
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Nottingham is a city located in the middle of England. Nottingham has very nice historical attractions which date back to the 1300s, cobbled with pedestrian streets and England's oldest pubs. Nottingham is also not far to Manchester and Liverpool, which may interest those who are going on football trips.
The first castle was built in 1067
and was one of England's most important historical castles
. It was located on a hill West of downtown with steep cliffs on two sides and panoramic views of the Southern Nottinghamshire. Unfortunately, the castle was demolished at the end of the English Civil War in 1649, and a new mansion was built in place. Also, this was destroyed, burned down by an angry mob in 1831. It was again re-built, and has since 1878 been an art gallery and museum.
Robin Hood statue
This two-meter high bronze statue was unveiled in 1952 and stands in Maid Marian Way, just East of Nottingham Castle.
Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem
Directly below the Robin Hood Statue
, there is an England's oldest pub, Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem
. It has served guests since 1189. The name derives from the Crusaders who have stopped here whilst travelling to the Holy Land, Jerusalem. The inner chambers of the pub are carved right into the rock directly beneath Nottingham Castle, and there is also a small museum.
The Tales of Robin Hood
Nottingham's premier tourist attraction is The Tales of Robin Hood. Located in Maid Marian Way, the centre is aimed at children. Open from 10.00 to 17.30 every day (closes 17.00 in the winter).
Galleries of Justice
See Galleries of Justice
which is a combination of historical attractions
. Open from 10.00 to 16.00 Tuesday to Sunday.
City of Caves
One of Nottingham's premier attractions is the City of Caves
. The extensive man-made tunnels and caves
in a porous sandstone, have been used as shelters for leather tanning of the centuries. It was almost destroyed when a new shopping centre was been built in the city. But thanks to volunteers, sponsors and investors, it is preserved and open to the public. Broad Marsh Shopping Centre, open every day from 10.30 to 16.30.
St. Mary's Church
is oldest and most important church in Nottingham. It is mentioned in historical writings from 1086. Most of what you see dates back to the 1300 and 1400's. It is said that Robin Hood was arrested here by the Sheriff of Nottingham, having been betrayed by one of the monks. St. Mary's is located next to Galleries of Justice.
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