The sun sets before 5.00 pm these days and my day trip feels shorter and shorter. Last weekend, Shau, Khairi and I caught the 8.39 am train to Nottingham and arrived around 2 hours later. Initially we wanted to go see the Malaysian Nottingham Games but by the time we were done exploring the city, the sun was already gone. We alighted the train and followed the signboards straight to the city center. Maps (obtained from the Tourist Information Center) in hand, we started walking from Town Hall and Old Market Square.
We had all the attractions circled on our map and went straight to see Nottingham Castle. The castle, what’s left of it, is not that big but the garden was beautiful. There were also the museum and art gallery attached.
Further down the road is the Robin Hood statue and also more beautiful green/yellow trees.
At the foot of the hill (where the castle sits) is the Brewhouse Yard Museum and also a nice spot for us to have our packed fried rice. Our fingers were numb and yet we insisted on having a picnic surrounded by fallen leaves.
We then stopped by the Galleries of Justice and our “tour” of the justice museum was led by this charming sheriff who was totally in character. He made me open the door for him and called us peasants. I was also put on trial because of being in cohorts with Robin Hood. I was sentenced to be burnt alive and he told the villagers to roast marshmallows while watching me burn to death. Hehehe. The Galleries of Justice Museum and City of Caves entrance fee was £9.75 for concession tickets.
The city of caves took us underground, the caves beneath the city. Entrance to the caves was weirdly located in the Broadmarsh Shopping Center. There was not much to see, the route was quite short. The caves were used as a tannery, public house cellars, and also air raid shelter back then.
We caught the train home at 7.40 pm as all the shops were closed and we almost froze to death. Another weekend, another city visited. 😉