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    Short break in Nottingham

    So, we are planning a short break in Nottingham.

    We have chosen to stay at a Premier Inn, its a new one, (well refurbished Holiday Inn, lol). It is central to everything, so makes things easier. Not far from Station, (we do not drive, so have to travel by train)

    Just trying to ascertain if the bathroom has a shower and not a bath. (not clear on website, says ring hotel direct).

    Has anyone been to Nottingham? If so, what did you think of it?
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    Good olde Nottingham. That takes me back. I used to visit a girlfriend who lived there.l She lived in a two bed flat that had been part of a former nunnery - it even had it's own chapel!

    The Theatre there is worth visiting - 241 and there's some nice eateries too.

    Driving around Nottingham Town is a pain as there's a one way system so if you pass your turning you have to do a circuit of the town - that's a problem you won't have. Are you going to be using taxis there.

    Sherwood Forest - don't go out of your way to see a really old oak tree - it's a true on crutches!!

    Nottingham Castle - don't think of Windsor Castle - more a musem.

    Oldest Pub in England - The Jeruselem - never ventured inside it - I wonder if they charge olde prices too - 1p a pint.

    Nottingham Cavers - they usually hold festivals around the cave area - check what's on.

    I've never stayed at this inn you mentioned. Let us know what the facilities are like.

    Enjoy

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    Thanks for the info LT.

    Managed to get through to hotel. All accessible rooms have a walk in wet room, so brilliant for me.

    Just debating on room option now. Is it worth paying the extra for breakfast or not. Bumps it up by quite a bit, so its a question of having breakfast there, which is easier, or going out for breakfast. Decisions, decisions.
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    Hell yes! Premier Inn Brekkie is totally scrummie!! As you can tell, we travel a LOT!!

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    As a Nottingham girl myself, I can recommend a few places - Wollaton hall and park is a good place to visit, there are a few old pubs in the city centre(the salutation inn and the olde trip to Jerusalem, like mentioned above! Although they don't charge old prices)

    If you are travelling around the city centre there are trams to get right from the train station(accessible, too!)

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    I'd echo what Reddivine has said about the Premier Inn breakfast. They are excellent, sets you up for the day. You can book breakfast in advance, alternatively wait until the morning.

    Enjoy your break
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    Thanks for all the replies/advice everyone.

    We have booked the Premier Inn, with Breakfast, saves a lot of hassle for me.

    We are hoping to go to the Galleries of Justice, (that's my thing). We had already decided to visit Ye Olde Road To Jerusalem, maybe a cheeky beverage or two!

    Flower, thanks for the info about the trams, I will look into that for sure. Wollaton Hall sounds good, but am I right in thinking it is outside the city? As we do not drive, we will be sticking to the city itself. We are only going for a couple of days, so will not be doing loads. (we tend to go for trips like this as longer breaks/holidays are too much for me.).

    Thanks again guys.
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    Ah, Wollaton hall is out of the city centre, you can get a bus though(although that is quite a bit of effort!)

    Galleries of justice is always great fun!

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    A ride on a Tram is a must.

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