Nottingham's Hidden Gems: A 48 Hour Adventure – Mystery Guides
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Nottingham's Hidden Gems: A 48 Hour Adventure

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Day 1


Start your Mystery Guides adventure

Your mystery begins…Robin Hood Statue

Statue in honour of the city's much-loved outlaw.


Clues 1 - 9: How did Robin Hood get his name?

In the first half of your adventure, you'll discover Speakers Corner, Old Market Square and the Robin Hood Statue.

A visit to Nottingham would not be complete without a selfie with local hero Robin Hood! In fact, Robin Hood may not have been his name at all. Some believe that because 'hood' and 'wood' were pronounced the same, he could have really been "Robin of the Wood".


Take a Break!

Described as a traditional ale house, a trip to the Cock and Hoop would be the perfect place to quench your thirst after solving clues. Originally a house, the pub was named Cock and Hoop which comes from an unusual, old expression, ‘to set cock a hoop’ meaning drinking and celebrating without restraint. Perhaps the perfect name for a pub!


Clues 10-16: A Top Player!

In the second part of your adventure, you'll discover Broadway, Castle Gate and The Exchange. Nottingham, famous for its lace production, also became a key ‘player’ in the tobacco industry. Player's Cigarettes became a household name, offering new pre-packed and weighed tobacco and a range of trading cards to boost their appeal!  


4pm (approx.)

Finish your adventure

Your mystery ends…near Nottingham Castle

Grab a bite to eat at the final location or explore one of the city centre's many upmarket restaurants. 

Nottingham city centre

Stay the Night

Located in the stylish Lace Market district, the Lace Market Hotel makes a perfect pitstop for your Nottingham trip! Previously a doctors building, the hotel is named after the highly successful lace trade that happened in Nottingham. At one point, Nottingham was the centre of the global lace trade!


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Day 2

What lurks within the caves?

Immerse yourself in the underground goings on of ancient Nottingham by taking a trip into the caves. Discover basement homes for the poor, breweries, tanneries and bomb shelters. Did Robin Hood himself have a stay in an underground dungeon?


To the bunker…

With locations scattered around the city, Bunk promises to be the perfect hidden bar to end your night. Famed for their unique settings, wings, cocktails and generous happy hours!