About Nottingham

nottingham-cityWith a population of 650,000 the stylish city of Nottingham is a regional capital, as well as being one of the UK’s top retail centres. Set in the heart of England within an area of outstanding natural beauty that includes Sherwood Forest (home to that well-loved outlaw, Robin Hood) and numerous lively market towns, Nottingham is also close to beautiful historic buildings such as Nottingham Castle, Newstead Abbey and Wollaton Hall.

Nottingham is culturally rich, with theatres, museums and galleries, attractive open spaces, canals and the River Trent, where the Victoria Embankment is being transformed into a sustainable urban park. It is an international student city with two universities, the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University, both offering a wide array of opportunities to students from all over the world.

The city also has excellent transport links: London is only two hours away by train or car, and Nottingham East Midlands Airport is nearby. The Experience Nottinghamshire website provides more information about the city and its surrounding county.

The cost of living in Nottingham is fairly cheap compared with many other UK cities. Here are some examples of costs:

  • Three bedroom detached house: £160,000
  • Rent per room: £55 – 70 per week
  • Homestay: £120 per week
  • An average meal in a restaurant: £10 per person
  • Bread: £1.20
  • Milk: 80p per litre.

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