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A culture fix at Nottingham Castle and Art Gallery

Over the years, Nottingham Castle in the city centre has been rebuilt several times. Today, it's a museum of fine art. You can wander around several different galleries, from watercolour and print collections to costumes and ceramics.

The pristine gardens are perfect for a stroll, and just outside the castle walls is the famous statue of Robin Hood.

Take Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem

Nestled at the foot of the castle, this charming traditional pub - which claims to be the oldest in England - has a unique interior of caves that makes it very atmospheric. At one time, the cellars were part of the castle jail.

The Trip is like a cross between an inn and a museum. Drink in the history of Nottingham as you sup your pint or tuck into a hearty beef and ale pie.

Shop at the Victoria Centre

Nottingham is famous for being the place where Boots the chemist began, and if you want to visit the massive flagship store, head to the Victoria Centre. If you can't find your smellies here, you probably won't find them anywhere. On the first floor, opposite John Lewis, is Nottingham's largest indoor market. Find fresh food, clothes and jewellery here.

Looking for a cheap hotel Near Nottingham Castle and Art Gallery? Travelodge Nottingham Central Hotel is perfectly placed, only a 5-minute walk away. Further afield is Travelodge Nottingham Riverside Hotel, in a scenic spot down by the Trent.