Nottingham Leicester Train
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The East Midlands city of Nottingham, famed for its Lace making and the legend of Robin Hood, is home to two universities: Nottingham Trent University and the University of Nottingham. Many of the industrial buildings in the city have been redeveloped and have helped modern day Nottingham become a thriving centre for education and commerce. The Lace Market, which is to the south of Hockley, has many streets full of red brick warehouses which have been converted into apartments, bars and restaurants. Adams Building is now used by New College Nottingham.
Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem (The Trip), partially built into the cave system beneath Nottingham Castle, is a contender for the title of "England's Oldest Pub" due to its supposed establishment in 1189. However, The Bell Inn on the Old Market Square, and Ye Olde Salutation Inn (The Salutation) on Maid Marian Way, have both supposed to have disputed this claim. Whichever is the case it is safe to say that Nottingham has several public houses that date back to around the 11th century, or perhaps earlier.
There are two main shopping centres in Nottingham: Victoria Centre and the Broadmarsh Centre. The Victoria Centre was established on the site of the former Nottingham Victoria railway station, and was the first to be built in the city.
Located in the county of Leicestershire, the city of Leicester is a modern city, rich in arts, culture, sports and heritage, and offers something of interest for all ages. The city has lots of things to see and do, with state-of-the-art, award-winning venues including Curve, Highcross Shopping Centre and the National Space Centre, a fantastic calendar of events and festivals, renowned museums and galleries, a range of cuisines and areas of natural beauty. Alternatively enjoy a family day out at Twycross Zoo where there are around 500 animals of 150 species to see including many endangered animals and native species. Snibston Discovery Museum at Coalville offers a day out for all the family - look out for the colliery tours and special event days when the trains are running. The Great Central Railway is the United Kingdom’s only double track, main line heritage railway and Teddy Bear Picnics regularly take place throughout the summer along with other special events. Set in the heart of one of England's most attractive counties, the surrounding villages and countryside are easily accessible to explore. Our central location in the Midlands, makes it easy to get to from all directions. Leicester is just an hour away from London by train.