Come and Visit Nottinghamshire, the home of Robin Hood! Enjoy a host of amazing places to visit steeped in history.
From the rambling country house of a great poet to a semi-detached villa from the interwar period, Nottinghamshire's historic houses have their specific, very individual personalities.
Use this section to find out about buildings open to the public, then select Places to Visit for more information on opening times and more. You can also learn more from local Tourist Information Centres.
The houses in Nottinghamshire include: Wollaton Hall, Holme Pierrepont Hall, Newstead Abbey, Rufford Abbey and Mr Straw's House.
Rufford Abbey is one of the big houses of Nottinghamshire, this once country manor of the Savile family is now a ruin, but its beauty remains, incorporating bricks from the original Cistercian abbey, which make up the backdrop to a fine country park.
Holme Pierrepont Hall is a fine sixteenth-century brick manor house is still owned by the family. It homes a great collection of period furniture and pictures. The grounds also have a delightful courtyard garden.
The astonishing building of Wollaton Hall is one of the most intricate instances of Elizabethan housing in England. Owned and managed by the City Council, these days the building offers a home to Nottingham's Natural History collection.
But visitors can get an idea of its previous glory from the wood-beamed Hall or the Salon furnished in the style of Victoriana. The grounds have a deer park which is still occupied by red and fallow deer, beautiful gardens and lakeside walks.
The former Stable Block homes an Industrial Museum and The Yard Gallery - a gallery for exhibitions of modern art and craft. Nottinghamshire also has a university.
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