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Historical interest: Nottingham

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The name Nottingham derives from the Anglo-Saxon settlement of Snotingham (the village of Snot's people). The Anglo-Saxon's settled in the area in the 6th century and it was occupied by the Danes in the 9th century, becoming their most important centre - Nottingham eventually became one of the five Danish boroughs.

The Normans recognised the strategic importance of Nottingham, guarding the River Trent, and built a castle here. Throughout the medieval era the city played an important defensive role, and the castle was of great strategic importance for many monarchs. It was also during the medieval period that the city's most famous legend grew up - the legend of Robin Hood and his Merry Men. The castle was later used by Prince John in the times of the crusades and in 1485 by King Richard III, as well as King Charles at the beginning of the Civil War.

In 1589 William Lee invented a stocking frame and this marked the beginning of the hosiery and textile industry in Nottingham. With the arrival of the steam engine in the 19th century, Nottingham was well placed to take advantage of this new technology thanks to its close proximity to the coal fields. The lace making trade grew rapidly with the new industrialisation and so too did the population. Famous industry names like John Player cigarettes, Boots Pharmaceuticals and Raleigh bicycles, all originated from Nottingham. In 1897, Nottingham was granted city status by Queen Victoria.

Nottingham saw rapid growth in the 20th century, with the introduction of electric trams at the beginning of the century. A spate of building began between the 1920s and 1950s, with many urban areas spawning in and around the city. The growth of the numerous universities and colleges influenced the character and culture of the city as well. The main industries now in Nottingham are; textiles, tobacco, bicycles, pharmaceuticals and printing.

Selection of hotels in this region:

Express by Holiday Inn Nottingham

Jurys Inn Nottingham

Premier Travel Inn Nottingham City Centre (Goldsmith St)

Nottingham Moat House

Nottingham Royal Moat House

Welbeck Hotel

Novotel Nottingham

Holiday Inn Nottingham City

Park Plaza Hotel

Holiday Inn Derby/Nottingham M1, Junction 25

Rutland Square Hotel

Nottingham Gateway Hotel

Village Hotel & Leisure Club

Comfort Hotel Nottingham

Hilton Nottingham

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