Nottingham is a
large city in Nottinghamshire (a county in the East Midlands) with a
population approaching 300,000 people. Nottingham lies on the River
Leen and is a member of the English Core Cities Group along with
Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Sheffield, Liverpool, Liverpool,
Manchester and Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Old Market Square is a controversial recent development in
Nottingham. The Square is surrounded by many shops and shopping
streets and The Council House. The Council House contains a shopping
centre and the Exchange Arcade.
Nottingham is famous for the legend of Robin Hood who, in the Middle
Ages, was said the have lived in nearby Sherwood Forest. The forest
covers much of Nottingham and Yorkshire (but, the legend associates
Robin Hood with the county of Nottinghamshire). The modern day
office of the Sheriff of Nottingham is now a formal position without
One of Nottingham's most famous landmarks is Nottingham Castle. The
castle was one of the country's strongest strongholds in the Middle
Ages and was founded by William The Conqueror. Unfortunately only
some parts of the castle are still standing today.
There are two universities in Nottingham. The University of
Nottingham has over 30,000 students and is much in demand for
places. The other university is Nottingham Trent University that has
over 20,000 students.
Nottingham has two main shopping areas and centres. The Victoria
Centre has over 100 shops with flagship stores like House of Fraser
and John Lewis. The other main shopping Centre is Broadmarsh
Broadmarsh Shopping Centre has over 80 shops at the moment but a
planned redevelopment of the site (due to start in 2008) will see
the number of shops rise to 300 including Marks and Spencer and
Nottingham is a popular tourists destination. The legend of Robin
Hood is the main catalyst for this with landmarks like Nottingham
Castle and Sherwood Forest popular visits for tourists. Other local
tourist hot-spots include Lace Market, City of Caves and the
Galleries of Justice.
Nottingham Forest Football Club is the city's most famous sporting
team and play in Football League One. They have a famous history
which culminated in former manager Brian Clough winning the European
Cup twice in 1979 and 1980.
Nottingham is centrally located and has superb transport links. The
M1 motorway is close to the city and the East Midlands Airport
(which operate several low-cost international airline routes) is in
commutable distance. The airport handles flights to several popular
European destinations in addition to some trans-continental
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