Saturday, 28 March 2009

Nottingham


Had a trip to Nottingham today – there seemed to be some kind of morris dancing festival on. It’s a very characterful place, which I always feel is more like a large historic town than a city in the mould of Manchester or Birmingham. I did a number of pubs – the most memorable were the two Castle Rock houses, the News House and the Vat & Fiddle. Have Tynemill now metamorphised into Castle Rock? Sad to see the impressive Queens Hotel opposite the station, once a Shipstones’ stronghold, now closed and turned into a “Floor covering centre”.

2 comments:

  1. Near the castle the is some kind of religious bookshop or print shop, not sure what it is, that advertises "Christian duplication" in the window.

    The Salutation is worth a visit.

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