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Nottingham: Quirky self-guided smartphone heritage walks

1. Nottingham: Quirky self-guided smartphone heritage walks

If you are Curious About Nottingham, take one of our quirky self-guided walks, where you can explore the heart of Nottingham. Not only will you visit the better-known places – we make sure you visit the unusual and intriguing ones too! Added to this we provide compelling stories about the history around you, whilst you have fun following our detailed directions, finding answers to our addictive clues and matching pictures to places along the way. You’ll discover "hidden treasures", whilst reading about the history of Nottingham and the people and events that have shaped it – whether you’re familiar with Nottingham or a first-time visitor, you will spot things you would not have otherwise noticed. Download the walks to your mobile device, then follow the directions and enjoy our self-guided heritage walks at your own pace and level of interest The walks are 1.5 miles and 1 mile respectively. Both walks are suitable for wheelchair and buggy users.

Nottingham: Self-Guided Walk & Interactive Treasure Hunt

2. Nottingham: Self-Guided Walk & Interactive Treasure Hunt

Go Quest Adventures is turning the streets of Nottingham into an Adventure Playground! Welcome to Nottingham (although did you know that isn’t the city’s original name!) - home of fashion designer Paul Smith, literary giants such as Lord Byron and DH Lawrence, known for its city of caves, stone lions and of course, the legendary outlaw Robin Hood! Explore the city centre of Nottingham while unlocking a hidden trail by finding clues, solving puzzles & completing challenges, earning points along the way all self-guided through the Go Quest Adventures app. See the area's highlights, explore it's hidden gems and learn some insider history and fun facts along the way (even locals will discover something new!). As the Quest is self guided you can: * Start your Quest whenever you want, get instant access with nothing to print off from home * Go as fast as you want and try to top the leaderboard, or go at your own pace, stopping for rest breaks along the way. Your Quest will lead you on a fascinating, secret trail throughout the city starting at the Old Market Square, through the original Anglo-Saxon boroughs and then to the iconic sights of Nottingham Castle. Along the way, you and your team will be involved in completing challenges and solving puzzles as you discover all that makes Nottingham the ‘Queen of the Midlands’. So, grab your long bow and your comfy shoes to discover the BEST way to see Nottingham as you explore the sights, discover hidden gems and ultimately, conquer your Quest! This is an ideal outdoor activity for couples, families, groups of friends, school groups and can be the perfect team building or corporate activity. Customised Quests and group packages are available by emailing hello@goquestadventures.com. Get Questing today!

Nottingham: Robin Hood Town Tour

3. Nottingham: Robin Hood Town Tour

This thorough and fun exploration of the evolution of the legend is told against the back drop of the city. As you visit places associated with Robin Hood, you will also see the town’s key sites of interest and learn about its history and culture. Enter ancient caves beneath the streets. Understand why Nottingham Castle isn’t a castle. Marvel at the stunning architecture of the Lace Market, once lace capital of the world. Shudder in the shadow of the Old County Gaol and find tranquillity in St Mary’s Churchyard. Landmarks like the Council House, Old Market Square, the Theatre Royal and other, quirky, hidden surprises all await you on this adventure around town. The tour ends at Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem where Robin Hood invites you to drink ales with him.

Nottingham: Nottingham in a Nutshell Tour

4. Nottingham: Nottingham in a Nutshell Tour

Looking for things to do in Nottingham that are extra-ordinary? Ezekial Bone specialises in educational entertainment and character-led heritage tours that capture the spirit of Nottingham, City and shire, past and present. Nottingham in a Nutshell is a whistle stop tour around the town centre. Lighter on the history, it is a one-stop-shop to explore the City. It will orientate you around the city centre and you’ll discover the best places to go so you can make the most of your stay. Going to be living here or coming as a student? This is the ideal way to unlock the potential of this C21st City so you have the time of your life.

Nottingham: Hidden Gems Game and Big Britain Quiz Tour App

5. Nottingham: Hidden Gems Game and Big Britain Quiz Tour App

Download a smartphone travel tool that helps you discover Nottingham like never before. Utilizing seamless GPS technology, use the app to go off the beaten track to discover hidden secrets and incredible landmarks. As you explore, earn points by visiting destinations, solving clues, and completing challenges. When you arrive in Nottingham, simply log in to begin. With hundreds of map pins displayed on your screen, attempt to visit them all earning points and prizes, or enjoy the journey at your own pace. You explore independently with our app guiding you every step of the way. Friends and family can enjoy themselves together with just one ticket (ticket per device). And with the huge variety of destinations and challenges, it's perfect for all ages. Leave the planning and stress behind as you use the app to discover the local secrets of the historic city of Nottingham

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