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Country park walks in Cotgrave

Although officially a town, Cotgrave has a village feel to it, with a parish church, tearooms and smattering of small shops. Its most popular attraction is Cotgrave Country Park, built on the site of an old colliery. Lose yourself in this peaceful setting of woodlands, lakes and wetlands, or test your map-reading skills on the orienteering course.

Cotgrave lies to the south east of Nottingham city centre, so you're within easy access of its sparkling attractions.

Sporting glory in West Bridgford

West Bridgford is where you'll find some of Nottingham's major sports venues. Within just a few hundred yards of each other are Trent Bridge cricket ground and the City Ground, where Nottingham Forest play their home games.

Just to the east of West Bridgford is the National Water Sports Centre at Holme Pierrepont, which has a white-water rafting course and regatta lake. It's also a picturesque place for cycling or a gentle stroll.

Soak up the atmosphere of Nottingham Lace Market

Nottingham was at the centre of the lace-making industry in the 19th century, but today its historic Lace Market is the city's creative quarter, where you'll find chic bars, restaurants and shops. Pop into Annie's Burger Shack for a big juicy burger - people come from all over for the amazing food here. The National Justice Museum is also here - meet a rogue's gallery of colourful characters as you tour the courts and dungeons.

Looking for a cheap hotel Near Cotgrave? Both Travelodge Nottingham Riverside Hotel and Travelodge Nottingham Central Hotel are around five miles from the town.