Discover Nottingham

Nottingham is a lively and cosmopolitan city, packed with history. Living in Nottingham gives you access to first-class shopping, excellent sports facilities and a unique local culture. The city is also renowned for its safe, diverse and enjoyable nightlife.


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Robin Hood statue

Legendary history

Nottingham’s history makes it an amazing city to explore. Discover the network of caves underneath the city that were used as storerooms, factories and housing for over 800 years. Visit Nottingham Castle and learn about the legendary Robin Hood, or stop into Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem – the oldest pub in England.

sport stadium

England’s home of sport

With more sports facilities per person than anywhere else in Europe (Visit England), Nottingham is truly a city of sport. It hosts international cricket matches at Trent Bridge, professional ice hockey at the National Ice Centre, and the Nottingham Tennis Open. It was also named Sport England’s City of Football 2015.

Campus at Nottingham

A leading centre for art and literature

Nottingham is at the cutting edge of modern art. Nottingham Contemporary is one of the largest modern art galleries in the UK, and frequently puts on exhibitions by world-leading artists. The city was also recently named a UNESCO World City of Literature for its incredible literary heritage and thriving creative writing scene.

Nottingham city

Excitement all year round

The city boasts a range of festivals and events every year. Highlights include GameCity, the world’s first cultural centre for video gaming; the Nottingham Festival of Words, a celebration of literature; and the rides and stalls of the 700-year-old Goose Fair. Life in Nottingham is never dull!

Yu Hei from Hong Kong

Yu Hei from Hong Kong SAR

Student at Nottingham Trent International College

Nottingham was very different to what I expected; it's not an expensive city and it's much more developed than I had realised. It's as cheap to live here as back home!

NTIC student Kavita from India

Kavita from India

Student at Nottingham Trent International College

Nottingham is the best place to be for student life. There are lots of fun activities like mini golf, and the cinema is close by. It’s just a very social area. Everything is central and easy to get to.

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