Undergraduate students exiting Nottingham Castle Nottingham City Centre - November 2021.Ela Moss (short blonde hair) and Elizabeth Harding (cream hat).

Life in Nottingham

Welcome to Nottingham! It’s known for its role in the Robin Hood legend and for the hilltop Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, rebuilt many times since the medieval era. In the Lace Market area, once the centre of the world’s lace industry, the Galleries of Justice Museum has crime-related exhibits. Wollaton Hall is an ornate Elizabethan mansion with gardens and a deer park.

Five highlights of Nottingham city


If you're thinking of coming to to study in Nottingham, the first question people ask is: “what’s good about Nottingham?” Why should I go there and not any of the other destinations across the UK? What does Nottingham offer me as an individual?

What do students visit the city for?


Nottingham is an eclectic and diverse city that’s home to so many hidden gems! The city has evolved considerably over recent decades, changing with the times and becoming much more cosmopolitan with an open-door policy for things that are exciting and new.

Ten things Nottingham is famous for


Nottingham is famed for its links to the legend of Robin Hood as well as its lace-making heritage, 11th century Nottingham Castle and famous names like Raleigh bikes and Boots. It was granted its city charter in 1897 as part of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

How safe is Nottingham?


Nottingham is a friendly city and our campuses are safe places. The city has held Purple Flag status since 2010 which indicates that Nottingham is one of the best and safest places for a night out in the UK.