Its setting in a deconsecrated 19th-century church with soaring ceilings, glorious stained glass and flickering candles makes this chain bar/restaurant branch one of a kind.

Split in two by a watery inlet, the Canal House is the best of Nottingham's canal-front pubs, with plenty of waterside seating and beers by independent Castle Rock Brewery on tap.

Over the centuries, the sandstone underneath Nottingham has been carved into a honeycomb of caverns and passageways...

On Thursday 21 April celebration beacons will be lit simultaneously around the UK and Commonwealth. To register as a location and for practical guidance visit the website of the Queen's Pageantmaster www.brunopeek.co.uk If you would help to promote a beacon in your town or village please email our arts and events team arts@rushcliffe.gov.uk or call 0115 9819911

Behind its lace-patterned concrete facade, Nottingham Contemporary holds edgy, design-driven exhibitions of paintings, prints, photography and sculpture.

Activities in Rushcliffe to mark the Queen's 90th birthday.

This page shows places to visit around the area that are popular as days out from West Bridgford. Most are very local to West Bridgford and Nottingham, some are a little further afield but definitely worth doing

Visitors looking to stay near the cricket or football venues are advised to book early as rooms are in high demand. Nearby accommodation providers include the Talbot House Hotel and slightly further afield but well worth considering is Jurys Inn, it’s an easy walk away and also offers quick access to Nottingham city centre.

The most atmospheric time to visit this historic church dating from Saxon times is during evensong (6.15pm Wednesday, 6.30pm Sunday).

Given the proximity to such superb sports stadia, there are plenty of places to eat and drink. Explore the streets immediately surrounding Trent Bridge and the City Ground. In particular check out the specialist ales at The Southbank Bar, setting off the sporting theme perfectly by being a designated sports bar. Other pubs close by include the Trent Navigation next to Notts County Football Club, the Stratford Haven and the Poppy and Pint.

Head through West Bridgford and you’ll find the National Water Sports Centre at Holme Pierrepont, which boasts an impressive white water rafting course and regatta lake. Water sports aren’t compulsory though, you can enjoy this attraction as a great place for cycling, a gentle stroll or catching the wildlife.

Communities across the UK are being urged to get behind new projects set up to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

As you venture into West Bridgford, around Central Avenue and Bridgford Road, there are many other good quality bars and restaurants to try out. Along here you’ll find, Copper Bar Café and Escabeche - a restaurant offering food inspired by the Mediterranean and brought to you by the same team behind the highly regarded Perkins restaurant.

This genteel pub adjoins the boutique Lace Market Hotel .

Entering what appears to be an industrial boilermaker's shop and navigating your way through two secret doors brings you into this cavernous speakeasy spinning chilled lounge music...

From cosy log cabins in the heart of Sherwood Forest to luxurious hotels with spa facilities, Nottinghamshire has a great selection of accommodation. Take advantage of these special offers to make your stay even more enjoyable.

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Lunch, afternoon tea and dinner (and dance) cruises travel along the River Trent.

Nottingham's original cocktail bar rocks the Lace Market with DJ sets and quirky takes on favourites such as elderflower mojitos. The roof terrace gets packed on summer evenings.

Nottingham's castle crowns a sandstone outcrop worm-holed with caves and tunnels...

Click on the links below to find out more about accommodation options, places to eat and things to do in and around West Bridgford.

A stunning, coffered-ceilinged dining room sets the stage for some of Nottingham's finest dining...

Chef Sat Bains has been awarded two Michelin stars for his wildly inventive Modern European cooking. Book well in advance and beware of hefty cancellation charges...

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Hugely entertaining, history-focused Robin Hood town tours are led by 'modern-day Robin Hood' Ezekial Bone (aka historian/actor/writer Ade Andrews). Tours last 2½ hours, departing from the Cross Keys pub...

The underground passageway Mortimer's Hole, at Nottingham Castle, emerges at Brewhouse Yard, where you can visit five atmospheric 17th-century cottages housing the Museum of Nottingham Life at Brewhouse Yard.

West Bridgford, the area located south of Nottingham city centre, is home to some of the major sporting attractions in the region. Within just a few hundred yards of each other is the third oldest Test Match ground in the world, Trent Bridge, and the City Ground, home to two times European Cup winners, Nottingham Forest.

More than 30 different burgers (available in vegan, veggie or meat versions) are on the menu at Annie's, a wildly popular joint in the Lace Market that stays true to its owner's US roots (and adds real ales to its of...

Taking aim at the castle gates with his bow and arrow from Nottingham Castle's former moat, this 1952-unveiled bronze statue of Nottingham's famous outlaw is the work of James Woodford...

In the grand Georgian Shire Hall, the Galleries of Justice offers a ghoulish stroll through centuries of British justice, including medieval trials by fire and water...

Carved into the cliff below the castle, this atmospheric alehouse claims to be England's oldest pub...

The UK's first ice centre with twin Olympic-sized (60m x 30m) rinks sits on Bolero Sq, named for Nottingham skaters Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean's historic 1984 gold-medal-winning routine...