NOTTINGHAM COACH HIRE SERVICE
Hire a Coach to Visit Nottingham
They say that wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow, so be sure to go somewhere spectacular--like Nottingham. This is one of the greatest cities to visit if you're looking for a place rich with history, the arts, and a vibrant nightlife. It is one of the most-visited cities in Europe by overseas tourists and definitely lives up to that reputation.
As you make plans to travel, don't forget to get your coach hire sorted out. There's nothing worse than having to spend hours figuring out public transportation in a large and unfamiliar city. Avoid all of that stress and make a coach reservation with GOGO Charters.
We provide access to dependable and modern vehicles so that getting around Nottingham will be a breeze. You can make your reservation by phone or online. Our employees work around the clock and can be reached 24/7 every day of the week.
Why Visit Nottingham?
Known as the "Queen of the Midlands," it is located right in the heart of England--about 2.5 hours from London. It is a vibrant cosmopolitan city with lots happening year round.
Going back to its settlement in pre-Roman times, it was founded in the 6th century and is the proud home of the Robin Hood legend. Traversing its world-renowned museums and historical sites, visitors get a unique sense of history that is rare to find in most cities.
The city may be old, but it still keeps up with the times with a lively nightlife, loads of restaurants, and limitless shopping centers. With something for every type of person, it's impossible to be bored of this wonderful place. Here is a list of just some of the things you can do on your trip.
Old Market Square
The largest market square in all of England is the Old Market Square
. Located right at the heart of the city, go here first to get a sense of the culture and what it has to offer. There are tourist centers with lots of good information and friendly staff to answer any of your questions.
Stroll around this district for great shopping, local food, and a quick cup of tea. Make your way to the Council House located on the east side of the square. This is an incredible dome-shaped building that can be seen from miles around the city. It contains some of the coolest shops in the square.
Don't let the name 'castle' deceive you. Although the Nottingham Castle
it used to be a castle, time has really done a number on this beauty. It has collapsed many times since it was first built in the 11th century. After many renovations it's no longer a castle, but it's still a jaw-droppingly beautiful mansion that should be on your list of attractions.
This is one of the historic sites for the Robin Hood legend. It has beautiful gardens, so plan to come here on a nice day for a pleasant stroll. Located right underneath the castle are some caves that are absolutely extraordinary. The castle and museum are open everyday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the exception of Monday and Tuesday during the winter months. Tickets run between £5-£7 per person.
City of Caves
Only a ten-minute walk from the Castle, the City of Caves
is one of the city's most popular attractions. With over 500 caves that date back to the Dark Ages, this is a tour that you simply don't want to pass up on. Once home to every kind of person from kings to monks to the homeless, it was also used as a bomb shelter during WWII.
The tour is short--only about 40 minutes--but it's worth it. The guides are informative and funny. After the tour, you can also wander around the caves freely. Tickets are not that expensive either. They range from £5.95- £7.95.
This is the beautiful home of the legendary romantic poet, Lord Byron. Located about 12 miles north of the city, go to Newstead Abbey
for a great day of exploration. It has been well-maintained and displays an impressive collection of manuscripts, personal letters, and original furniture. You can even see the very desk that the poet wrote his greatest works on.
Surrounded by amazing gardens and ponds, this is a great place to bring a picnic. It's quite an interesting sight as peacocks roam the garden quarters as well. Be sure to visit on a Saturday or Sunday when the house is open to the public from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are £7.00 per person.
Sherwood Forest Country Park
Go to Sherwood Forest Country Park
to see the legendary grounds of Robin Hood. It is a beautiful park with over 450 acres of land. Gorgeous at any time of year, it is a great spot to explore with many clearly marked trails.
When you go, be sure to visit the famous Major Oak that was Robin Hood's home. The park is also a great spot for anyone interested in birds. It is a preserve home to many species including nightjars, robins, and woodlarks. Admission is completely free and parking for a coach is easy to find.
Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem
We have saved the most unique attraction for last: Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem
. Before you get confused about the name, it's one of the city's coolest pubs. First built in 1189, it is one of England's oldest inns. If you're wondering about the name, it was a famous spot for people to stop at on their journeys to Jerusalem.
A large place, the ambiance inside is gorgeous and unique. It feels like you are walking back in time. You can even enjoy a drink in a cave here. The pub food is phenomenal as well. Be sure you carve aside a few hours for a tasty hamburger and a frothy brew here. The staff is super friendly and menu is on the cheaper side.