Study Abroad in Nottingham, England
Nottingham is truly a student-centered city. Only minutes from the University, the city center exudes a lively, youthful energy with its more than 200 bars and pubs, and vibrant mix of nightclubs, comedy clubs, restaurants, cinemas, and theaters.
The city's Royal Concert Hall attracts well-known names from the classical, pop, and rock worlds, while several area theaters showcase top-notch theater, ballet, and opera performances. Film buffs can indulge their fancy at multi-screen and arts cinemas. If that's not enough, Nottingham's nightclubs are among the best in the country and the live music is second to none. And, along with two spacious shopping malls, there are numerous specialty shops and boutiques in the maze of pedestrian streets throughout the city center.
Despite its many modern amenities, Nottingham is a city steeped in tradition. Each October brings Goose Fair, the country's largest traveling fair, which is believed to date back 1,000 years. Nottingham Castle, now a museum and gallery, dates back to William the Conqueror, while the Lace Market, Nottingham's new cultural quarter, was originally built by Victorian lace barons.
Finally, the beautiful Peak District National Park is just a short drive away when you want to take a breather from the pace of city life. You can also hike or cycle through nearby Sherwood Forest Country Park, as well as the surrounding countryside of Nottinghamshire. There are excellent transportation links to other major cities in the United Kingdom and abroad.