Advertise in Nottingham, the city made famous by the legend of Robin Hood, and which plays host to a myriad of different styles of architecture. The town grew from industrial roots based on its tobacco industries and lace making, it is also the birthplace of bicycle manufacturer Raleigh. Today the city is considered an important economic and cultural hub – home to Trent Bridge Cricket ground, the National Water Sports Centre, the National Ice Centre, many museums and art galleries and two universities attended by some 60,000 students.
The City of Nottingham itself has very tight boundaries. Greater Nottingham however features a several suburbs such as Arnold, West Bridgford, Stapleford and Carlton. Several local authorities service the City of Nottingham and the Greater Nottingham area. these are Amber Valley, Erewash, Ashfield, Broxtowe and Gredling. Rushcliffe, in West Bridgford was named by the Halifax Building Society in a list of 20 nicest places to live in the UK.
2013 saw Nottingham itself with a population of around 310,800. The urban areas surrounding the city, including the suburbs an estimated population of about 730,000. The metropolitan area has a population of somewhere in the region of 1,543,000.
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Every year, Nottingham plays host to approximately 300,000 visitors from overseas. DK Travel included the city in its list of “Top 10 Cities to Visit in 2010”.
Tourists love the history of Nottingham and are attracted to places such as the City of Caves, the Castle, The Galleries of Justice and the Old Lace Market. The shops, parks and nightlife are also very popular. Many visit in recognition of the Robin Hood legend and a number of special events take place each year, most notably the Robin Hood Festival each summer and the October Robin Hood Pageant.
Some of the earliest buildings in Nottingham date all the way back to the 1100s. There are a variety of different architectural features. As industrial output increased in the 19th century architects including Thomas Chambers Hine, Watson Fothergill and Alfred Waterhouse worked to expand the city.
The Old Market Square, situated in the centre of Nottingham is the biggest in the United Kingdom. The Nottingham Exchange Building was erected here in 1726. However, it was later replaced by the dominating Council House in the 1920s. This ostentatious building was designed as a display of civic pride and includes baroque columns and two lions which stand watching over the impressive square.
East Midlands Airport is about ten miles from the city centre. This is the busiest airport in the UK for freight traffic and the 10th busiest passenger terminal.
The M1 passes through Nottingham, connecting it with the rest of the UK. The city is also well serviced by rail and in 2004 saw the return of the tram network. The bus network is extensive, with 68 routes running in and around the city. In fact, in 2010 Nottingham was voted by Campaign for Better Transport as “England’s least car dependent City”.