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Best things to do in Nottinghamshire

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Top 15 things to do in Nottinghamshire

1. Eden Hall Day Spa, Newark-on-Trent

Pamper yourself with a day of luxury at Eden Hall Day Spa. Located in a 19th-century Nottinghamshire mansion, the spa boasts relaxation and detox areas, a fitness center, and two eateries. Treat yourself to a manicure or soak in the saltwater vitality pool before finishing the afternoon with a walk through the lush gardens surrounding the mansion. Don’t miss a seasonal, fresh three-course lunch at the restaurant. Plan to visit the spa on a weekday for discounted prices and fewer crowds.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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2. Room Escape Games, Nottingham

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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3. Wollaton Hall and Park, Nottingham

Walk through the majestic Wollaton Hall and Park to see Elizabethan bedrooms, kitchens, wine cellars, stables, gardens, and servants' quarters. The grand mansion was built in the 1580s for Sir Francis Willoughby, a wealthy industrialist. Legend has it that Queen Elizabeth I snubbed Willoughby’s previous house, prompting him to charge architect Robert Smythson to construct a mansion so grandiose it would leave all future visitors, royal and commoner alike, absolutely speechless. Since opening to the public in 1926, the site has been home to the city’s natural history museum, with a collection of nearly 750,000 specimens of birds, insects, and plants. The mansion’s calendar is full of special events, guided tours, and family activities. Skip the long lines by booking online.
Suggested duration: 2 hours
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4. Nottingham Tour App, Hidden Gems Game and Big Britain Quiz (1 Day Pass) UK

FROM $19
Self-guided Tour & Treasure Hunt Travel Experience - Over 100 destinations & challenges to explore - Kid friendly & great for avoiding crowds - Flexible anytime start - 100% free cancellation up to 24hrs before - Just 1 Ticket for your whole group!! (with our great value device sharing ticket) The smartphone travel tool that helps you discover the great outdoors & connect with the world around you. Utilising seamless GPS technology, it takes you off-the-beaten-track to discover hidden gems & incredible places you may never find alone. As you travel you earn points by visiting destinations, solving clues & completing challenges. The Travel League lets you compete with fellow explorers. Each season win amazing prizes & become the UK’s Greatest Explorer! Whether exploring by car, on foot around town, or hiking across the countryside, our GPS technology guides you every step of the way. Take the stress out of planning trips with this perfect blend of challenge, fun & learning
Suggested duration: 4h
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5. Nottingham Castle, Nottingham

Once the main residence of the duke, Nottingham Castle is considered the city of Nottingham's best art gallery. The gallery got international attention when it hosted the "Waking Dreams" exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite art. In the permanent collection, you'll find watercolors by Paul Sandby, Wedgwood Jasperware, locally made salt-glazed stoneware, oil paintings, and a group of costumes that showcase locally made lace. All of these works of art are housed inside the castle's exquisitely preserved architecture, one of the rare examples of Artisan Mannerist style. Take a guided tour through the remaining rock-cut cellars, following a long passage that leads to the bottom of the rock that the castle rests on, known as Mortimer's Hole.
Suggested duration: 4 hours
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6. Hawks Of Steele, Newark-on-Trent

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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7. Sundown Adventureland, Retford

Almost every childhood fantasy, including cowboys, fairytales, Robin Hood, and Santa Claus, is represented at Sundown Adventureland. These themes are arranged across vast acreage that you can navigate prior to your arrival via an online map, complete with animated figures populating the attractions. Book tickets online for convenience and arrive early to avoid lines for attractions.
Suggested duration: 8 hours
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8. Nottingham Walking Quest - Self Guided Tour and Treasure Hunt

FROM $38
Best way to see Nottingham! Get a unique perspective of Nottingham while learning fun facts along the way. Our Quests are an interactive city walking tour of Nottingham City Centre where you will unlock a hidden trail by finding clues, solving puzzles and completing challenges, earning points along the way. During your Quest you will not only see the city's highlights but explore hidden gems as well. You will learn some fun facts about the places you visit and see things that most people just pass by. As the tour is all self-guided through the Go Quest Adventures app, you can start your Quest when you want, there are no set starting/ending times. No groups to follow. You can go at your own pace, stopping for longer in one location, taking a break or having a meal or drink in one of the many cafes along the trail. OR you can make it a race and try to get to the top of the city leaderboard! Instant acess with nothing to print from home. You can up and Questing in minutes!
Suggested duration: 2h 30min - 3h
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9. Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre, Laxton

Suggested duration: 4 hours
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10. Clumber Park, Worksop

Wander 1,538 hectares (3,800 acres) of parkland and forest at Clumber Park. Drive through Limetree Avenue, a 3.2 km (2 mile) avenue planted with over a thousand lime trees. Enjoy views across the lake from the 18th-century pleasure ground. Marvel at the Gothic Revival architecture of the chapel, described as a "cathedral in miniature." Get hands-on inside the discovery center, and learn more about the park's wildlife. The Willow Tree Farm exhibit explores Victorian farming, and the walled kitchen garden features a museum of gardening tools.
Suggested duration: 8 hours
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12. The Workhouse, Southwell, Southwell

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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13. Framework Knitters' Museum, Nottingham

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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14. Sherwood Pines, Mansfield

Suggested duration: 2 hours
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15. Southwell Minster, Southwell

Suggested duration: 1h 30 min
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