Nottingham Tourist Attractions and Sightseeing

(Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, UK)

An enthralling tourist destination with an appealing past, the city of Nottingham is full of family attractions. There is plenty of daytime and evening entertainment on offer, including multi-screen cinema complexes, ten leisure centres, and a number of theatres, such as the Nottingham Playhouse at the Wellington Circus, and also the Royal Centre on Theatre Square.

Organised Tours / The Nottingham Experience

Address: 10 Northdale Road, Bakersfield, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG3 7GD, England, UK
Tel: +44 (0)115 911 5005
Take a trip around the city with knowledgeable and experienced guides from the Nottingham Experience. Offering an interesting, informative and enjoyable insight into the city's legendary past, walking, car and minibus tours are all available and can be customised to suit your needs when organised in advance.
Open hours: daily, hours vary
Admission: charge, discounts for children

Original Ghost Walk

Address: Ye Olde Salutation Inn, Houndsgate, Maid Marion Way, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 7AA, England, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1623 721 003
Founded in 1993, the Original Ghost Walk takes you around many of the city's oldest parts, close to Nottingham Castle and leading you to many haunted and spooky places. Starting out from Ye Olde Salutation Inn, the tour lasts just over one hour and ends at the ghostly caves beneath the inn.
Open hours: Saturday - 19:00
Admission: charge, discounts for children under 12 and families, recommended for children aged 9 or above

Picture of the National Ice Centre and Arena

National Ice Centre and Nottingham Arena

Address: Bolero Square, The Lace Market, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 1LA, England, UK
Tel: +44 (0)115 853 3000
Built at a cost of more than £40 million, the spectacular National Ice Centre and Nottingham Arena has become one of the country's leading venues of its kind and can be found in the aptly named Bolero Square. Boasting two enormous, Olympic-size rinks and also good conference capabilities, the National Ice Centre opens daily for public use. Ice skating lessons are available here, together with skate hire and refreshments. One of the centre's ice rinks is often covered over, becoming a huge venue for concerts, with a capacity of approximately 10,000 people.
Open hours: box office open daily, hours of actual events vary
Admission: charge, discounts for seniors and children

Broadway Cinema and Media Centre

Address: 14-18 Broadstreet, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 3AL, England, UK
Tel: +44 (0)115 959 6611
Housed in a particularly stylish, contemporary building, the Broadway Cinema and Media Centre stands in the very centre of the Hockley area and features two main auditoriums, many individual meeting rooms, and a packed calendar of events, including concerts, exhibitions, dancing, screenings of independent films and more.
Open hours: daily, hours vary
Admission: charge, discounts for seniors, children under 12 and card holders

Greenwood Bonsai Nursery

Address: Ollerton Road, Arnold, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG5 8PR, England, UK
Tel: +44 (0)115 920 5757
Suiting those with a taste for the orient and the attractions of Japanese gardening, Greenwood Bonsai Nursery is located in the nearby town of Arnold, in the city's north-eastern suburbs. Set in more than 12 acres / 5 hectares of scenic countryside, the nursery is owned and managed by famous bonsai artist Harry Tomlinson and features a range of small trees for sale, at varying levels of quality. Many trees have been imported directly from Japan, together with plenty of accessories, including many pots and tools.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: free


Address: Burton Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 4DB, England, UK
Tel: +44 (0)115 950 5168
The Nottingham Cornerhouse is a major multi-screen cinema complex and entertainment venue, featuring bars, top restaurants, an arcade with state-of-the-art computer games, nightclubs, a health and beauty section, and also several small shops. A great place to come in the evenings, there is always something to see or do here, with the recently opened Nottingham Circus Casino being a particular highlight, featuring an extensive selection of gaming tables, poker competitions and slots lounge.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: free, charge for some attractions, including cinema and nightclub