is close to the centre of England at the heart of
the East Midlands. Nottingham is approximately 120 miles (192 km) from London and 50 miles
(80 km) north
of Birmingham. Day and night Nottingham buzzes with life thanks to the great
choice of shops, bars and pubs, restaurants, theatres and galleries, fine
hotels, international sporting events and its reputable universities.
Among Nottingham's important historical sites and features are its unique
labyrinth of caves under the city, the splendid mansion that is now Nottingham
Castle Museum and Art Gallery, with, close by, the spot where King Charles I raised
his standard to begin the English Civil War, and Wollaton Hall, one of the most
ornate Tudor buildings in Britain, with its 500 acre deer park.
Nottingham is the undisputed capital of the East Midlands. It is the 9th largest
travel-to-work area in England with a population of 740,000 and 3 million people
within an hour's drive.
Nottingham has two world-class universities and one in 11
of all City residents is a university student. The University of Nottingham is
consistently rated among the top ten in the country with ten applications for
every one student place; it is the most oversubscribed university in the