Made famous by the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a city located in the East Midlands region of the UK. With deep history and plenty of attractions for visitors to the area, Nottingham is a popular destination for travellers in the UK. Auto Europe offers several pick up locations and a large fleet selection, so finding a car rental in Nottingham is both easy and economical.
First stop for many travellers visiting the city is Nottingham Castle. Drive your rental car up to the castle, located on 130 foot high cliffs near the city centre and visible for many miles away. Although the current castle, built in the 1600's is more a mansion compared to the original, it houses an excellent museum containing vast collections of art and exhibits on the history of Nottingham. The location of the castle provides excellent views of the area also, a great way to get familiarised with the city. There are guided tours available of the building and tours of the underground tunnels are particularly worth a visit.
Not far from the castle, you can visit The Tales of Robin Hood, a recreation of medieval Nottingham. The centre shows the way life was hundreds of years ago, as well as tells of the many legends associated with the famous Robin Hood.
Drive your rental car back down to the base of the hill on which the castle is built, and here you will find the most famous pub in the area, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem. Dating back to 1189, the pub is thought to be the oldest in the UK, and a stop for a lager and spot of history is highly recommended.
Nottingham boasts to have more man-made caves than anywhere else in Britain, and many of these are open to visitors. Particularly worth a visit is the City of Caves, located beneath the Broadmarsh Shopping Centre. Here you can take tours of a huge network of caves dating back thousands of years with further caves being discovered to this day.
For a great scenic day on the road, drive your hire car north of Nottingham and visit the famous Sherwood Forest. While not as large as it once was, the forest is filled with plenty of wildlife, and still standing is Major Oak, a grand tree thought to be over 800 years old, in which legend has it Robin Hood would hide from pursuers.
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