The obvious associations with Robin Hood aside, vibrant, trendy Nottingham presents one of the most fantastic shopping scenes in the UK and is bursting at the designer seams with quality bars and eateries. The city is compact and foot friendly, although the sleek, newly installed tram system will show you the delights if you fancy a more effortless option.
In addition to the art of shopping, Nottingham has six galleries of cultural interest. The Galleries of Justice in Lace Market are well recommended, a former courthouse and place of capital punishment boasting the largest collection of Police memorabilia in the UK and showcasing evidence from the Great Train Robbery trial. Nottingham Castle, once home to the legendary Sheriff of Nottingham, is another must on a touring holiday to the city. The 17th century Ducal Palace has a museum and gallery that cover over 2,000 years of regional history. Meanwhile, contemporary art can be found at the Angel Row Gallery, while there is bound to be something on at the Royal Centre, which has hosted big names like the Bolshoi Ballet.