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Nottingham coach trips

Nottingham coach trips

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Coach Trips to Nottingham 

Language: English
Currency: Pound Sterling
Time Zone: GMT
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Nottingham - an introduction

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 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 coach trip to the city. The 17th century Ducal Palace has a museum and gallery that cover over 2,000 years of regional history, and is usually on itineraries as an included excursion. Meanwhile, contemporary art can be found at the Angel Row Gallery, while there is bound to be something on at the Royal Centre having hosted big names like the Bolshoi Ballet.

A break to Nottingham wouldn't be complete without a trip to the Robin Hood Visitor Centre. Walk through Sherwood Forest, the amazingly beautiful 450-acre realm where Robin Hood was alleged to have resided and view the Major Oak (the tree in which Robin is alleged to have hidden) at Edwinstowe.

Accommodation for Nottingham breaks by coach is typically in the city or somewhere in the local area like Derby. Breaks include return coach travel, transfers into the city if staying in the outside area, breakfast and in some cases dinner, and one or two excursions.

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Things to do

There's a lot to see and do on a coach trip to Nottingham. Here is our run down of the top few:

Sherwood Forest
No trip to Nottingham would be complete without a trip to Sherwood Forest which has been  made famous by tails of Robin Hood. Each year in August, the Robin Hood Festival is held in celebration of the life of the world's most famous outlaw.

Wollaton Hall and Park
Built between 1580 and 1588, Wollaton Hall is now a prominent Grade I listed building. Located three miles west of Nottingham City Centre, this magnificent house is situated in 500 acres of spectacular gardens and parkland. The Hall was used as Wayne Manor in the 2012 Batman Film 'The Dark Knight Rises' and if you fancy being a bit daring on Sundays you can Segway around the grounds!

Galleries of Justice
This fascinating attraction delves into England's Crime and Punishment history. Through use of actors, audio guides, guide sheets, lighting, costumes and sounds the attraction's sole aim is to entertain and educate. Join a tour where the Sheriff of Nottingham places Robin Hood on trial. This attraction isn't for the faint-hearted!

Green's Mill
Located in a restored 19th century windmill, Green's Mill is a small Science Centre celebrating the life and scientific flare of mathematician and physicist George Green. Inside the centre you can discover the remarkable achievements by George Green and his experiments with light, electricity and magnetism amongst other things.

To help you have an enjoyable holiday in Nottingham, please take a look at these useful tips and advice provided by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office:

Health and Travel Insurance 
Travel insurance is recommended by all our tour operators and for some operators it is a condition of booking. When choosing a travel insurance please ensure it fully covers all your personal requirements including pre-existing medical conditions, cancellation charges, medical expenses, and repatriation in the event of accident or illness. As a British citizen you will obviously be entitled to free emergency health care on the NHS.

If you are visiting England from outside the United Kingdom and fall ill or are involved in an accident and are from an EU country or Switzerland, you can use a valid EHIC issued by your home country to access healthcare. Please note this is not an alternative to travel insurance.  Comprehensive travel insurance is advised for nationalities planning on visiting the UK.

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If you need to contact the emergency services whilst in the UK simply dial 999 or 112 to ask for an ambulance.

The United Kingdom is a safe place to visit, however, as with all countries please exercise common sense. Petty crime can occur so take your usual precautions such as not leaving luggage unattended, beware of pickpockets in tourist areas and leave valuables in the hotel safe.

Local Laws and Customs 
Queuing is a British Institution - jump a queue at your own risk!

If you are visiting from outside of the United Kingdom, it is wise to check customs requirements before you travel. If you are planning to bring alcohol, tobacco or souvenirs into the country, you need to be familiar with the UK's custom laws. If you go over your allowances, you may have to pay tax or duty. It is worth checking the HM Revenues and Customs website before you travel.

UK Entry Requirements 
When travelling between the UK, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man you may need to show a Border Force officer a document confirming your identity. In most cases an official form of identification such as a driver's license or an armed forces identity card will be ok. However, some airlines will insist you show a passport so please check before you travel.

If you’re from the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein you can enter the UK with one of the following identity documents: a passport, an Irish passport card or a national identity card issued by an EU country, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, if you’re eligible to use one. The identity document should be valid for the whole of your stay.

If you’re from outside the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, you must have a valid passport to enter the UK. It should be valid for the whole of your stay. You may also need a visa, depending on which country you’re from. Please check here if a visa is required before you travel. 

Not only is it one of England's top 3 retail centres, but Nottingham's Old Market Square is the largest in the country at 5.5 acres!