I’ve been lucky enough to travel to quite a lot of places around the world, but one of my favourite places is Nottinghamshire. The city is compact, bustling and friendly. There always seems to be some great play, concert, exhibition or festival to keep you entertained. When the bright lights of the city get too much, or the hangover kicks in, it’s easy to escape into the countryside within minutes. You can discover the natural beauty of the county which inspired DH Lawrence and was home to the iconic Robin Hood.
It's really easy to get to as well, train station in the city, Nottingham East Midlands Airport just south of the city and a few minutes from the M1. Trams and buses make it a good city if your using public transport too.
A really good website for visitor information is www.visitnotts.com.
The tourist information number is 08444 77 5678
f arriving by train and going to any city centre hotel I recommend either taxi or tram. The taxi rank and tram station are right next to the station.
Broadmarsh bus station is about 300metres from the rail station, from here you can get long distance coaches. All other buses use the areas around the city centre for stopping. If you use the bus network make sure you have the correct change as NO change is given at all. Be aware when walking/waiting around bus/tram stops as pickpockets are rife, and these areas are extremely crowded.
Nottingham’s public transport is fully integrated and if you are using more than one mode or making various journeys ask for a "Kangaroo ticket" on any bus, tram or suburban train. Its about £4 per day but enables unlimited travel all day within greater Nottingham on all forms of public transport. Well worth it when you consider that it costs £1.20 for a single on the tram, no matter where you get off.
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