3 Reasons Nottingham is a Staycation Hidden Gem

As the nation steps away from COVID restrictions and the summer weather heats up, the glorious ‘staycation’ is on! The city of Nottingham is one of the UK’s most charming, packed with fun sites, enchanting sounds, and delicious bites. It’s also bordered by stunning countryside, providing the best of both worlds for those looking for a well-rounded holiday experience.

Indulge in Unforgettable Nottingham UK Tourism

If you’re looking at embracing a little Nottingham UK tourism, here are some great reasons to consider making it your staycation destination.

1. Dozens of Entertainment Venues and a Constant Stream of Events 

There are a ton of fun things to do in Nottingham, whether you’re looking for a packed holiday schedule or a relaxed time away. Browse a wide variety of events taking place in Nottingham’s Albert Hall or visit one of the UK’s most popular independent cinemas – the aptly named Broadway Cinema. Music and comedy clubs are also popular, with venues like Glee Club stealing the show.

Exploration and sightseeing

If exploration is more your style, there are loads of opportunities for sightseeing in Nottingham. The City of Caves, for example, is an impressive cave network carved from sandstone that’s a great activity to fill out a day with. 

Shopping galore!

From fabulous local stores to large shopping centres like The Exchange and Victoria Centre, there’s plenty of opportunities to indulge in some retail therapy – arguably one of the most popular things to do in Nottingham! 

Browse the city's best shopping venues for more inspiration.

Fun activities for those with a competitive streak

Other entertainment attractions like mini golf, bowling and escape rooms populate the city, with many choices open to you. 

Browse Nottingham’s great entertainment venues to get excited about what the city offers!

A busy shopping street in Nottingham on a sunny day


2. A Rich Variety of Restaurants, Pubs, Cafes and Other Eateries

It wouldn’t be an unforgettable getaway without some memorably delicious food. As far as things to do in Nottingham go, you can’t get better than the sheer variety of tasty treats on offer.

From burger joints Mexican restaurants to vibrant pubs and some of the UK’s best coffee houses, you’ll be spoiled for choice, making mealtimes a selection headache in the best possible way! Discover the best food and drink venues in Nottingham to get a taste of what’s on offer.

3. It’s Easy to Find the Ideal Accommodation Option 

Whether you’re looking for cheap and cheerful accommodation, a luxurious boutique room, or something in between, you’re sure to find the perfect home base for the duration of your stay. 

See some of the city’s many accommodation options here – including chain hotels as well as local independents.

photograph of beautifully arranged food dishes on a wooden table


Find More Great Things to do in Nottingham

It’s In Nottingham’s mission is to highlight some of the finest businesses in the centre of the city, bringing you a richer understanding of all the fun things to do in Nottingham. 

Browse our full directory for a range of activity ideas, or contact us for any queries – we’re passionate about our city and would be delighted to help you find what you need.

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