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Nottingham is the undisputed capital of the East Midlands. It is the 9th largest travel-to-work area in England with a population of 740,000 and 3 million people within an hour’s drive. It is also the fastest growing major city in the UK in terms of job creation. Nottingham is close to the centre of England at the heart of the East Midlands. It is approximately 120 miles from London and 50 miles north of Birmingham.
History is never far away however, with reminders of Nottingham’s legendary hero Robin Hood and his historic adversary the Sheriff of Nottingham lurking in amongst the modern high rise office developments and trendy flats. The Sheriff of Nottingham along with the Lord Mayor of Nottingham is elected annually from city councillors and still has an important role in 21st century civic life, working alongside the Lord Mayor to represent the city.
Among Nottingham’s important historical sites and features are its unique labyrinth of caves under the city, Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, with, close by, the spot where Charles I raised his standard to begin the English Civil War, and Wollaton Hall, one of the most ornate Tudor buildings in Britain, with its 500-acre deer park.
Nottingham has one of the most sophisticated urban environments with a £200 million canal quarter, more café-bars and elegant restaurants than any comparable city, an enviable reputation for clubs, theatres, cinemas and galleries. It is one of the top four retail centres.
Must see and do
The Galleries of Justice
Wollaton Hall, Natural History Museum, The Industrial Museum
The Nottingham Story
The Canal Museum
The Lace Centre
The Lace Market Centre
Travel Information for Nottingham:
Rail departures and times
Nottingham to London – 2 hours. By road 121 miles taking approximately 2 hours 5 minutes
Nottingham to Leeds – 2 hours. By road 69 miles taking approximately 1 hour 31 minutes
Nottingham to Cardiff – 3 hours. By road 147 miles taking approximately 2 hours 45 minutes
Nottingham to Glasgow – 6 hours. By road 267 miles taking approximately 5 hours 24 minutes
Houses prices as you would expect vary depending on the area. With the tram having arrived house prices are rapidly increasing along the route. The north side of Nottingham has been a nightmare for commuting for years, and the tramlink have drastically improved this.
House Prices for Carlton
In 2016 most property sales in Carlton involved detached properties which sold for on average £178,316. Semi-detached properties sold for an average price of £139,713, while terraced properties fetched £111,958. From Nottingham to Carlton is 5 miles and takes approximately 6 minutes
House prices for the Hucknall area
Detached properties had an average sold price of £219,502 and terraced properties averaged at £114,200. Hucknall, with an overall average price of £154,216, was similar in terms of sold prices to nearby Bestwood Village (£149,600), but was cheaper than Linby (£234,690) and Papplewick (£232,726). From Nottingham to Hucknall is 9 miles and takes approximately 9 minutes
House prices for the West Bridgford area
Semi-detached properties sold for an average of £284,823, with terraced properties fetching £222,242. West Bridgford, with an overall average price of £282,257 was more expensive than nearby Wilford (£209,569), but was cheaper than Edwalton (£375,121) and Gamston (£297,640). From Nottingham to West Bridgford is 2 miles and takes approximately 3 minutes.
House price information taken from www.rightmove.co.uk
School League Tables
Top 9 schools for A Level results in Nottingham (source – the BBC website):
Nottingham High School for Girls GDST (IND, SEL)
Nottingham High School (IND, SEL)
Trinity Catholic School
Nottingham Bluecoat School and Technology College, The
New College, Nottingham
Greenwood Dale School
People’s College, Nottingham, The
Djanogly City Academy Nottingham
Top 10 primary schools in Nottingham (source – the BBC website 2004):
Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Catholic Primary School
South Wilford Endowed CofE Primary School
Blessed Robert Widmerpool Catholic Primary & Nursery School
Henry Whipple Junior School
Fernwood Junior School
St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School
Middleton Primary and Nursery School
St Ann’s Well Junior School
Hempshill Hall Primary School
Sneinton St Stephen’s CofE Primary School
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