Nottinghamshire, or Notts, covers 834 square miles and has a population of just over One Million people.
Nottinghamshire is a county which once thrived on the fruits of the coal mining industry and, in recent years, has been having to adapt to the decommissioning of many pits. Nottingham, the administrative city is particularly famed for two reasons. Firstly it's lace which has gained worldwide recognition and secondly, and perhaps more readily, the legend of Robin Hood.
Sherwood forest is indeed one of the physical features that enriches the natural beauty of the county and was once a royal hunting ground. The River Trent, which runs right through Nottingham, has for centuries procured the county a special strategic importance.
Apart from Nottingham the county also has Mansfield and Worksop as it's main towns.
One misconception that the people of Nottingham are weary of is the reference to the city of Nottingham as Notts, they will tell you that Notts is the county and Nottingham is the city.
One famous son of Nottingham, excluding Robin Hood that is, is D.H.Lawrence the famous author.
Places to Visit
Carlton Hall, Carlton-on-trent, Nottinghamshire
Hodsock Priory Gardens, Worksop, Nottinghamshire
Holme Pierrepont Hall, Nottingham
Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire
Norwood Park, Southwell, Nottinghamshire
Papplewick Hall, Papplewick, Nottinghamshire