Magna Carta in Lincoln
The Charter of Rights dating back to 1215 is an essential foundation for the constitution of UK. Lincoln Castle is home to this historic document in it's original form. The ancient city of Lincoln is also home to the spectacular historical gem, the 11th century Lincoln Cathedral. When you are in the city, do not miss out on the Roman Lincoln Trail. It's history dates back to AD 50-60. Lincoln is approximately 64 km away from Nottingham.
The old town of Gratham is 34 km away from Nottingham and is a perfect destination that you can cover easily on foot. A walk around the town will bring you to St. Wulfram's Church from the 1300s and grand buildings like that of Belton House and Grantham House. A ten-minute drive away from Gratham is Woolsthorpe Manor, the birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton. The apple tree is still there!
Located at a distance of 44 km is the city of Leicester. Football fans will not want to miss out on the King Power Stadium. Leicester Cathedral for the history buffs, Space Centre for the kids, a visit to the many aviaries at Tropical Birdland, these are just a few of many attractions in Leicester.
Peak District National Park
The Peak District National Park is the first national park in the whole of UK. The park is broadly divided into two: Dark Peak consisting of moorlands and White Peak. The area's history dates back to the Mesolithic era. The park's landscape is simply stunning and definitely worth the visit. The towns in and around the park are great for activities like cycling, rock climbing and if you want to push a little more, caving. Peak District National Park is 61 km (approx) away from Nottingham.
Robin Hood! Sherwood Forest is associated with the legend of Robin Hood. One of the oldest forests in the world, Sherwood's history dates back to the Ice Age. The forest is also a nature reserve and is a part of Nottingham. It is one of the most popular destinations and the legend of Robin Hood played a big part in that. Sherwood is where the famous Major Oak is, Robin Hood's hideout. Many believe Major Oak to be around 1000 years old.
Skegness can be your perfect beach holiday. Located at a distance of 130 km, though the seaside town is a tad far for your usual day trip, but it's worth your time. Life by the pier is always interesting here with a moderate beach crowd and plenty of activities for the adults and kids alike. If beach does not interest you then maybe bowling, golf and other arcade games would.