|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
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|• Summer (DST)||UTC+01:00 (British Summer Time)|
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2.5% S. Asian
Nottinghamshire (abbreviated Notts) is a county in the East Midlands, which borders South Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Derbyshire. The county town is traditionally Nottingham, at 52°57′17″N 1°09′29″W / 52.95472°N 1.15806°W, though the council is now based in West Bridgford (at a site facing Nottingham over the River Trent).
The districts of Nottinghamshire are Ashfield, Bassetlaw, Broxtowe, Gedling, Mansfield, Newark and Sherwood, and Rushcliffe. The City of Nottingham was administratively part of Nottinghamshire between 1974 and 1998 but is now a unitary authority, although it remains part of the county.
Culture[change | change source]
Nottinghamshire contains the ancestral home of the poet Lord Byron, Newstead Abbey, which he sold in 1818. It is now owned by Nottingham City Council and open to the public.
Settlements and communications[change | change source]
The traditional county town, and the largest settlement in the historic and ceremonial county boundaries, is Nottingham. The City is now administratively independent, but suburbs including Arnold, Carlton, West Bridgford, Beeston and Stapleford are still within the administrative county and West Bridgford is now home of the county council.
Places of interest[change | change source]
- Clumber Park
- Creswell Crags
- Rufford Country Park
- Southwell Minster
- Sherwood Forest
- Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem
- Hawton Church
- Nottingham Castle
- Newstead Abbey
Other websites[change | change source]
- Nottinghamshire County Council
- BBC Nottingham
- Nottinghamshire Indymedia Archived 2008-11-20 at the Wayback Machine
- Visit Nottinghamshire
- Nottinghamshire Police Archived 2020-10-09 at the Wayback Machine
- Flickr Nottingham Archived 2007-03-11 at the Wayback Machine A collaborative blog from the members of the Nottingham Flickr Group, covering the county as well as the city
- Nottingham Nightclub Guide