Monday, 6 February 2017


Welcome to my new follower Pandy Potter


For Christmas this year our son and partner presented us with an extra Christmas gift, a weekend break. We could choose from a few hundred different hotels. We decided on Nottingham as it is one of the few places my husband being a retired coach driver hadn't been to.

So we left home on Friday morning and arrived in Nottingham before lunch. We parked the car in the park and ride and then went to the city centre.


First stop was a walk up to the Castle.







Robin Hood





The Castle was full of artefacts, treasures and art.









After the castle we spent the rest of the day wandering around the town.




Something nice to keep us going.




We had dinner at the hotel on the first night which was included as was breakfast on both mornings.

Saturday we went to Wollaton Hall in the morning.










In the afternoon we went to the David Attenborough Nature Reserve.












We spotted a Bullfinch, we have not seen one for years.







On Sunday we left for home but on the way back visited Warwick Castle.


































After Warwick Castle, we stopped of in Stratford-Upon-Avon.








Shakespeare's House.











Back home for a lovely welcome.

Fresh flowers and a lovely tea.





The perfect end to a wonderful weekend.

24 comments:

  1. Wow!! you certainly fitted in a lot in your weekend. We used to live in the Midlands and often went to Nottingham shopping but never visited the castle!! Used to feed the pigeons in the main square with the children.

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    1. We like to make the most of things, we sat in the Debenhams cafe which over looked the square and there were children feeding the pigeons.

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  2. We live not far from Nottingham! Warwick and Stratford upon Avon are on my to do list. Looks like you had fun.

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  3. What a perfect gift, and what interesting and varied places you visited.

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  4. What a wonderful break. I've never been to Nottingham or Warwick castle, but have visited Shakespeare's house. I remember feeling in awe walking the floorboards knowing who had walked there before us, even Charles Dickens xx

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    1. I know what you mean Cheryl, when I visit historical places I always think about who has been walking around in the same place.

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  5. Looks like a great break. We were in Nottingham yesterday.

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    1. Thankyou, Nottingham seems very popular.

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  6. You'll need a few days to recover! I love the general Stratford Upon Avon area too. Warwick Castle really is something else, isn't it?

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    1. It was just brilliant, I really did love Stratford Upon Avon.

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  7. Wow, it looks like you had an amazing time. You did such a lot in so little time! I don't live too far from Nottingham but have only ever visited for hospital appointments. I know where I'm going this summer x

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  8. What a lovely gift. Looks like you had a brilliant time.
    I have been to Warwick Castle a few times but it looks so different to the last time I went. I think another visit may be in order soon-x-

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    1. It was nice, bit on the pricey side, they charge £6.00 just for parking now xx

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  9. Wow you certainly packed it all in, what an amazing weekend. My Nan lived in Stratford on Avon but since her passing many years ago sadly it is somewhere we no longer go. I really must make an effort and visit again such a great place to visit.

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    1. It is a lovely place I really loved it.

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  10. What a wonderful weekend, and you packed so much into it! A very thoughtful gift. It looks like you enjoyed a delicious tea as well. X

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    1. It was very thoughtful, and such a wonderful surprise. xx

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  11. What a gorgeous weekend, Jo! Best of all, coming home and having that splendid tea! We visited Stratford (but not the theatre) on our honeymoon, so happy memories there. Hope your hotel/inn was good? We visited Warwick Castle in the early 1980s when our sons were young, and our youngest insisted on his teddy bear being taken to the top of one of the towers, too, so he could see out - happy memories, again. So glad it was a lovely weekend for you.
    Margaret P

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    1. Glad it bought back some memories for you, Warwick Castle was really nice, very expensive now though.

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  12. Thank you for the lovely welcome. I don't really use my blog anymore but it's still nice to meet other bloggers and their blogs. Amanda x

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    1. That's ok Amanda, hope you will enjoy this blog x

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