Photos of the City of Nottingham Nottingham City Centre
most Famous for the Legendary Adventures of Robin Hood!
These photos were all taken in and around Nottingham city centre. So far all were taken on a weekend near the end of March 2019 when we went to visit my partners daughter Steffi and her family. I hope to visit the town again soon as I also have family in the area that I have not seen for years.
It’s an interesting city, one of the biggest I have ever visited and has trams running around the town, something I am definitely not used to seeing, maybe next time I will get the chance to go on one. I’m sure locals don’t think twice about them, but apart from seeing a few on a holiday to Blackpool when I was in my 20’s (I’m mid 40’s now!) I have only ever seen them on television. I’d like to have a nice slow explore of the city at some time, these were taken in just an hour and that included buying a few necessary supplies from Poundland!!! lol
Nottingham Castle is somewhere I do want to see, but it was closed for improvements when I was there, sounds like they have a statue of Robin Hood there too, he is definitely my kind of person! There is a much too wide division between rich and poor in this world, I do not condone crime, but I can understand why a lot of people would support the concept of someone who steals from the rich to give to the poor.
Please keep checking back as I have more visits to Nottingham planned, so hopefully more opportunity to explore and take lots of photos.
About the City of Nottingham in Nottinghamshire
Nottingham is a city and unitary authority area in Nottinghamshire, England, 128 miles (206 km) north of London, 45 miles (72 km) northeast of Birmingham and 56 miles (90 km) southeast of Manchester, in the East Midlands.
Nottingham has links to the legend of Robin Hood and to the lace-making, bicycle (notably Raleigh bikes), and tobacco industries. It was granted its city charter in 1897 as part of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Nottingham is a tourist destination; in 2011, visitors spent over £1.5 billion—the thirteenth-highest amount in England's 111 statistical territories.
In 2017, Nottingham had an estimated population of 329,200. The population of the city proper, compared to its regional counterparts, has been attributed to its historical and tightly-drawn city boundaries. The wider conurbation, which includes many of the city's suburbs, has a population of 768,638. It is the largest urban area in the East Midlands and the second-largest in The Midlands. Its Functional Urban Area, also the largest in the East Midlands, has a population of 912,482. The population of the Nottingham/Derby metropolitan area is estimated to be 1,610,000. Its metropolitan economy is the seventh largest in the United Kingdom with a GDP of $50.9bn (2014). The city was the first in the East Midlands to be ranked as a sufficiency-level world city by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network.
Nottingham has an award-winning public transport system, including the largest publicly owned bus network in England and is also served by Nottingham railway station and the modern Nottingham Express Transit tram system.
It is also a major sporting centre, and in October 2015 was named 'Home of English Sport' The National Ice Centre, Holme Pierrepont National Watersports Centre, and Trent Bridge international cricket ground are all based in or around the city, which is also the home of two professional league football teams; the world's oldest professional league club Notts County, and Nottingham Forest, famously two-time winners of the UEFA European Cup under Brian Clough in 1979 and 1980. The city also has professional rugby, ice hockey and cricket teams, and the Aegon Nottingham Open, an international tennis tournament on the ATP and WTA tours. This accolade came just over a year after Nottingham was named as the UK's first City of Football.
On 11 December 2015, Nottingham was named a "City of Literature" by UNESCO, joining Dublin, Edinburgh, Melbourne and Prague as one of only a handful in the world. The title reflects Nottingham's literary heritage, with Lord Byron, D. H. Lawrence and Alan Sillitoe having links to the city, as well as a contemporary literary community, a publishing industry and a poetry scene.
The city has two universities—Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham—both of which are spread over several campuses in the city, with a total university student population of over 61,000.
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Location of Nottingham City Centre
The City of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England