We had a superb day yesterday. Our hosts took us to see some of the sights in Nottingham the first of which was Wollaton Hall – an Elizabethan mansion completed in 1588 and since 1926, home to the city’s natural history museum. Natural history museums are always interesting places to visit, especially for children, but this one is quite unique in that it’s in a magnificent stately home, with a backdrop of parklands, lake and gardens and it also has the claim to fame of being a set location for Batman 3.
It’s the University of Nottingham. How lucky are the people who work there?
We stopped for a quick drink at the oldest pub in all of England. It was built in 1189.
The pub is built into the side of the cliff so the walls inside are the sandstone cliff itself.
And lastly, we couldn’t visit Nottingham without paying Robin Hood a visit. I have had my photo taken by this statue before, some 15 or so years ago. It was nice to go back.
Back to York today. Goodbye, Nottingham!