Nottingham is a vibrant with lots of good shops, many good restaurants, several cinemas, two theatres, various sporting venues and historical places such as The Castle, The Galleries of Justice and the Caves which go underneath the city. Nottingham Castle is undergoing a major refit at the moment so is not open, but will be a majoy UK attraction when completed. Within easy reach are Sherwood Forest, Peak District of Derbyshire, Stamford ( a beautiful town with very distinctive architecture) and Lincoln ( with it's castle, world-famous cathedral and unique shops). We are surrounded by attractive countryside and villages. A day trip away are York, Cambridge, Oxford, Stratford, Warwick and other places too numerous to list.