Nottingham will hold an Olympic Torch evening celebration event on Thursday 28 June.
Find more information about timings and tickets on the What’s on events listing.
Known the world over for the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham is a modern city that reflects its past.
The city has a rich variety of theatres, art galleries, bars and restaurants, and has two internationally-renowned universities with over 60,000 students.
Nottingham has a great sporting heritage including double European Cup-winners, Nottingham Forest, the world’s oldest football league club in Notts County FC, and an internationally-recognised cricket ground in Trent Bridge cricket ground.
It is also fast becoming known as a city of science and technology, following its designation as one of six Science Cities in the UK. The city has had a reputation for science for some time, giving the world a wide variety of innovative products.
Up to half a million people attend Nottingham’s annual Goose Fair, while up to 150,000 attend the Riverside Festival.
See the Olympic Torch Relay map
Size: 74.5 square kilometres
Places of interest
- Nottingham Castle - where King Charles I raised his standard to effectively start the Civil War
- Nottingham Contemporary – the largest public art gallery outside London.
- Old Market Square - the largest public space of its kind in the UK after London’s Trafalgar Square
- Sherwood Forest