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The City

Nottingham started in the 6th century as a small Saxon settlement, owned by 'Snotta'. In 1067 William the Conqueror built a wooden castle to guard Nottingham, and the town grew rapidly after the Norman conquest. During the Industrial Revolution much of Nottingham’s prosperity was founded on the textile industry, and it became an internationally important centre of lace manufacture.
Today Nottingham is probably best known for its castle, and tales of Robin Hood.

Wheelchair Access

 Wheelchair Friendly Suitable
 Wheelchair Friendly with diversion Diversion maybe needed
 Limited Wheelchair Access Not suitable

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Curious About Logo 2Nottingham is a place of legend - famous for its castle and tales of Robin Hood, Maid Marian and the evil Sheriff! Renowned for its industrial heritage, explore the historic Lace Market with its quaint streets and exciting nightlife. Visit the old Market Place, now the heart of a vibrant and creative city.
Take our fabulous walks of discovery, and have fun finding answers to clues which tell you more, whilst reading our stories about the most interesting facts.

First Walk
Wheelchair friendly - some diversion may be needed
Castle to Market Square

From a famous 12th century  Inn you pass caves carved into sandstone rock, before arriving at the entrance to Nottingham’s infamous castle.
Pass a former hospital and the leafy Playhouse, before descending to the depths of a darkened tunnel.
Finally it’s out into the bright lights, and the splendour of Market Square!
(1.75 miles / 2.8 kms).
Second Walk
Wheelchair friendly
Market Square to Lace Market

Starting at City Hall this walk quickly makes its way up to the Lace Market district, with its magnificent Victorian buildings.
Catch a glimpse of the National Ice Arena, ancient burial grounds, and a former court and gaol where prisoners were hung!
End your walk at Weekday Cross, the place of ancient markets
(1 mile / 1.6 kms).

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