The city of Nottingham is famous for being the home of legendary outlaw Robin Hood and most recently home to Wollaton Hall, the home of Batman. The city has lots of history with a castle in the city centre (not common in most cities) and a Lace Market which was once the centre of the world’s lace industry.
1) ADAMS BUILDING
The Grade II* listed Adams Building is the largest building in the Lace Market. Once a lace showroom and warehouse, now home to New College Nottingham and minus a few changes since it first opened its doors in 1855, the Adams Building remains a wonderfully iconic feature of the area.
2) NOTTINGHAM CASTLE
Nottingham Castle, a castle in Nottingham, England, is located in a commanding position on a natural promontory known as “Castle Rock”, with cliffs 130 feet high to the south and west. In the Middle Ages it was a major royal fortress and occasional royal residence.
3) NOTTINGHAM CONTEMPORARY
Built on a site that is said to be the oldest in the city, Nottingham Contemporary is one of the newer buildings within the Lace Market. It’s one of the largest contemporary art centres in the UK. Much of the building is sunk into the cliffs that run through the city centre, so there are lots to discover over several levels.
4) PITCHER AND PIANO
Completed in 1876, A former Church Grade II listed. This former church is one of Nottingham’s most interesting buildings and is an excellent example of an historic building being converted for modern use.
5) WATSON FOTHERGILL
Watson Fothergill’s unique office at 15-17 George Street opened in 1895 and with its dark gothic look it really stands out on the street. The famous Victorian architect designed over a 100 buildings in the city.
6) ST MARY’S CHURCH
The beautiful Church of St Mary the Virgin on High Pavement is the oldest religious foundation in Nottingham City, the largest church after the Roman Catholic Cathedral and the largest mediaeval building. It’s also one of only five Grade 1 listed buildings in the city.
7) YE OLDE TRIP TO JERUSALEM
Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem in Nottingham is one of the 20 public houses, which claim to be the oldest drinking establishment in England. Its painted sign states that it was established in 1189 AD.
8) INGENUITY LAB
The Ingenuity Lab is part of Nottingham University Business School. It offers support, advice and mentoring (in a really cool building).
9) COUNCIL HOUSE AND SQUARE
Nottingham Council House is the city hall of Nottingham, England. The iconic 200 feet high dome that rises above the city is the centrepiece of the skyline and presides over the Old Market Square.
10) HISTORIC BUILDINGS
These older buildings are still standing strong, and over the years, new architecture has also sprung up. It all fits together very nicely, while preserving and valuing what made the city what it was.
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