Nottingham City Centre
|With over 800 shops, Nottingham's city centre offers the visitor|
|one of England's finest shopping experiences. Between the two|
|main indoor centres, The Broad Marsh to the south, and The|
|Victoria Centre to the north, are numerous shops and small|
|arcades. Most of which are located on pedestrianised streets.|
|See Bottom of page for Street map.|
Places Of Interest
The City Information Centre.
Smithy Row, at the side of the Coucil House. Tel:0115 9155330.
Nottingham Castle Museum.
Castle Road, Tel:0115 9153700.
|Although the original castle's gatehouse and outer walls still|
|stand, the castle itself was destroyed at the end of the Civil|
|War. Standing in its place on a great rock which towers|
|above the city, is a magnificent ducal palace, built in 1674.|
|In 1875, this was converted to a museum and art gallery,|
|which today houses the 'Story of Nottingham Exhibition',|
|a fine art collection and a splendid collection of silver and|
Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem.
At the foot of the castle rock, Castle Road.
|With it's rooms carved out of the sandstone rock, Ye Old|
|Trip To Jerusalem is reputed to be the oldest inn in England|
|Built in 1189, it's name is said to come from the fact that the|
|Crusaders would rest here on their way to the Holy Land.|
Brewhouse Yard Museum.
Castle Boulevard. Tel:0115 9153600.
|Brewhouse Yard is a collection of 17th-century cottages.|
|At one time in its history, the yard was exempt from|
|interference by the town, and so became a haunt of thieves|
|and criminals. Nowadays, with its re-created shops, it gives|
|the visitor a taste of over 300 years of Nottingham's|
|commercial and domestic life.|
The Tales of Robin Hood.
Maid Marian Way. Tel:0115 9501536.
|Take a unique trip back in time to over 700 years ago, and|
|experience the sights, sounds and smells of Robin Hood's|
|age. Excellent entertainment for both children and adults.|
The Caves of Nottingham.
Broad Marsh Shopping Centre. Tel:0115 9241424.
|The subterranean world of Nottingham is a warren of caves,|
|with Mortimer's Hole being the most Famous. Through|
|which, in 1330, a group of conspirators entered Nottingham|
|Castle to capture the Earl of Mortimer, lover of Queen|
|Isabella. The group of caves at the Broad Marsh were re-|
|discovered during the building of the shopping centre, their|
|use, which covers over 700 years, ranges from a leather|
|tannery, to their most recent use as WWII air raid shelters.|
The Museum of Costume and Textiles.
Castle Gate. Tel:0115 9153500.
|Housed in a group of restored 18th-century houses, the|
|museum holds a display of costumes from 1760 to 1960, all|
|displayed in rooms furnished in period styles. There is also a|
|display of various textiles and fashion accesories.|
CONDEMNED !...at the Galleries of Justice.
Shire Hall, High Pavement. Tel:0115 9520555.
|Housed in the old Shire Hall and County Gaol, Condemned|
|offers the visitor a unique experience in 19th-century crime|
|and punishment. After being tried in the courtroom and|
|found guilty, you are ushered to meet the prison warders|
|while you await your fate.|