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Nottingham is only a short distance from the city of Derby, and contains some fascinating historical places of interest mixed in amongst a modern and vibrant city. It is of course known the world over as the Robin Hood County. Derbyshire is within easy access as is East Midlands Airport.

There are entries in the Domesday Book of 1086 that describe the various settlements that were becoming established in the Nottinghamshire area. Nottingham is most famous for its Robin Hood connections, and Sherwood Forest is still a major tourist attraction, with thousands of visitors every year. Nottingham Castle was an important stronghold in medieval times, used to defend the route to the North of England. Beneath the castle and the town are caves and tunnels from these ancient periods that are open to visitors. Nottingham is also known for its lace making, and in the year 1811, the Luddites revolution took place, as a response to the poor living conditions and the increasing use of new machinery replacing many workers. Throughout the 19th century, Nottinghamshire saw a major rise in coal mining that would then deplete throughout the 20th century, changing the landscape significantly.

 

 


 

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