Nottingham launching self-guided walking trail of city tourist attractions

The current castle, built in the 1600s

Nottingham’s leading tourism hotspots will feature in a brand new self-guided walking trail aimed to help visitors discover key attractions in and around the city centre.

The guide will appear in the mobile phone app GuidiGo and feature 16 of the city’s top landmarks in one easy-to-follow trail with audio guides, videos and pictures.

It is the first online guide of its kind to highlight all of Nottingham’s leading tourist locations and will include historical buildings such as the childhood home of poet Lord Byron and Nottingham Castle, alongside contemporary sights like the Sky Mirror and the National Ice Centre.

The app includes 16 of Nottingham’s top tourist attractions.

Other locations include the Old Market Square, the Theatre Royal, City of Caves, St Mary’s Church, the Adams Building, the National Videogame Arcade and Nottingham Contemporary gallery.

It is being developed by Nottingham City Council and the promotional group Marketing Nottingham & Nottinghamshire.

Paul Southby, the group’s chairman, said: “It will help visitors discover the leading tourist attractions and locations in the city centre and enhance the overall visitor experience, helping us to achieve our aim of growing the local visitor economy.

“Nottinghamshire is a leading tourism destination with a world-class reputation for its legends, local traditions, culture, sport and heritage – and this new free trail showcases the best that Nottingham has to offer.”

The trail will take between one and two hours to complete, and is available through GuidiGo alongside trails for top international destinations such as Barcelona, Florence, San Francisco and Buenos Aires.

It can also be viewed online at, or picked up as a leaflet from the Tourist Information Centre on Smithy Row, which is the starting point of the trail.

Councillor Nick McDonald, Portfolio Holder for Business, Growth and Transport, at Nottingham City Council, said: “The Nottingham Trail will be a great way for both local residents and visitors to see the city and some of our top attractions.

“We have some amazing places to visit in the city and some real hidden gems.

“This new walking trail will help people get to know the city and learn all about our history.”

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