The List Of Amazing Places To See In Nottingham
Nottingham is a great city and holds a lot of entertainment opportunities for people all year long. To make it easy for people, we created this blog. Here we’ll be listing out some of the best events and offering some insight on what to do, as well as some historical or cultural places like museums, some of the country’s beautiful nature parks, shopping malls with a wide variety of options, a breath-taking medieval castle and wonderful architecture of building structures. We hope this blog helps you plan your weekends and evenings.
Colwick Country Park
Colwick Country Park is a 35 acre (14.2 ha) country park in Nottingham, England. The estate that the country park resides on dates back to 1362; however, the current house that resides on it was built in the late 18th century and is now a privately-owned hotel called Colwick Hall. The county park itself opened in 1978 with former gravel workings which had previously been up for sale turned into an area of leisure and recreation after being landscaped and planted with many flowers, having two lakes, Main Lake covers 27 acres (10 ha) and West Lake covers 12 acres (4.9 ha). There is a visitor centre planned for construction at Colwick Country Park as well as a new children’s play area being installed this year! West Lake is one of the biggest and most popular open-air recreational parks in their area. Disclaimer: swimming is usually forbidden in it, but don’t worry! It’s stocked with fish for you to catch and boat so you can enjoy some sailing when you’re not busy windsurfing or camping. There is a center on site which organizes interesting activities such as power boating, cooking in the wild and kite surfing, in case you get bored of just sitting in the sun and doing nothing. There’s a running event called Parkrun which takes place every Saturday morning at 9am, curtailing one lap of Main Lake and two laps of West Lake. There is also a marina for mooring at the River Trent.
Gedling Country Park
Gedling is a country park in Gedling, Nottinghamshire with a capacity of 580 acres. Starting from April 2013, this is just one of the recent changes that have been made to Gedling Country Park. Before then, it was called Gedling Park and has been used for recreational purposes since the 1960s when former open pit mining land gradually began being excavated and converted into a country park by Ashfield District Council. A new village known as Redhill was designed specifically for former miners and their families so they could relocate after they lost their jobs following pit closures in the 1980s. The park is now owned by Nottinghamshire County Council after being purchased from the district council back in October 1998. Some of its facilities include play areas , tennis courts, bowling greens, football pitches , zip wires etc.
Holme Pierrepont Hall
The earliest built brick building in the county, and possibly beyond that. Built by Sir William Pierrepont in 1500 and still lived in by his descendants, the property surrounds a Courtyard Garden of 1875 – possibly influenced by Joseph Paxton – on three sides with the local Parish Church of St Edmund on the fourth. One corner has been converted into a Winter Flower Garden full of snowdrops, aconites, daffodils and hellebores among other plants. Although not as old as the house itself, you can still find Tulipa Sylvestris there – nicknamed Lady Pierrepont’s Lace – which has survived since the 17th century and now flowers regularly in the household’s well-manicured park. The park is also home to summer houses and knot gardens adoring its edges that can be booked for weddings, meetings, seminars and other such events held throughout the year; making it a true paradise for those who appreciate serene environments filled with natural beauty!
Blue Diamond Garden Centre
Blue Diamond garden centre is home to two fabulous restaurants – Cafe Home & Garden and The Greenhouse kitchen. All of their food is served in-house, including to their customers seated at the outside tables enjoying the Blue Diamond’s award winning grounds. Their cafes offer high-quality produce procured from over 45 farmers to ensure the freshest possible ingredients are always on the menu. Recent menu additions include an Asian inspired special which includes Grilled Teriyaki Chicken thighs with stir fried noodles, broccoli, mushrooms and spinach all tossed together in a teriyaki sauce for an extra punch of flavour that your taste buds are sure to thank you for! Stop by soon or visit their cafe website today!
Here’s a map that leads you from the East area of Blue Diamond Garden Centre in East Bridgford to our unit at Vernon House, Friar Ln, Nottingham NG1 6DQ, UK