Spotlight On Nottingham

Published on 1 July, 2015

Nottingham

Think of Nottingham, and more often than not a very famous man in tights springs to mind – aka the legend of Robin Hood, of course. Although there is much more to living in the capital of culture, which is boasts an exciting cultural calendar, with some fantastic restaurants and bars.

Getting About

You can travel throughout Nottingham with ease, after all Nottingham was named “England’s least car-dependent city” by the Campaign for Better Transport for a reason.

There are trams, operated by Nottingham Express Transit, which run from Nottingham train station to Hucknall, passing close to Broadmarsh bus station, the tourist office, and Theatre Royal.

Have a little extra energy to burn off? Then you may like to know that you can hire bicycles to freely roam the city – with 1 day hire sometimes free throughout Spring and Summer when promotions are run by Nottingham City Council.

If you want to simply hop on a bus, then you’ll be pleased to know that the city has the largest public bus network in the UK according to Wikipedia.

Schools

In terms of primary schools, Fintham Primary School, St Peter’s CofE Primary School, Langar CofE Primary School, and Trowell CofE Primary School all received exceptional 5 star ratings from Ofsted. The full list of Nottingham primary schools along with their ranking can be found here.

What’s There?

Where to start? Here goes, well there’s Nottingham Castle & Art Gallery, the original castle was founded by William the Conqueror, and held by a succession of English kings before falling in the English Civil War. Its 17t century manor-house replacement contains a local history museum and art gallery.

If you're feeling thirsty, then make sure you visit Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem for a pint of ale, and a hearty meal. Oh and it’s also England’s oldest inn.

If you’re in need of some retail therapy, then you’ll be pleased to know that there is an array of boutiques, and vintage stores in nearby Hockley, which has been dubbed one of the ‘most creative communities in Nottingham’.

We couldn’t not mention Robin Hood. In fact there are so many activities, and ways to learn more about the Robin Hood that there is a checklist dedicated to the legend.

Nottingham House Prices

According to Rightmove, last year most property sales in Nottingham involved semi-detached homes, which sold on average for £147,768.  In contrast detached properties sold for an average price of £239,839.

Promisingly for sellers, house prices in Nottingham were 6% up on the previous year, and 7% on 2007, when the average house price was recorded at £149,908.

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