The Ashes are coming to Trent Bridge and with less than three weeks to go, the official tourist board Experience Nottinghamshire has been working with local tourism businesses to welcome cricket fans from across the globe. Here is the first of their blogs for us:
Visitors coming to Nottingham to see the greatest cricket rivalry in the world will be able to access a wide range of special offers and experience the best the region has to offer at a variety of bars, restaurants and attractions. These are all accessible via a dedicated page to Trent Bridge on the destination website.
There’s always a buzz around when international cricket comes to town and not many cities are able to offer such a welcoming atmosphere that you’ll find at Trent Bridge and in the West Bridgford area.
In the lead up to the Ashes Test, you’ll find a unique play at Nottingham Playhouse telling the story of the infamous Bodyline tour of Australia. The universally acclaimed play ‘The Ashes’ looks at the central role played by Nottinghamshire legendary bowler Harold Larwood.
Let’s face it though, most cricket fans like to come for a pint too and who can blame them? The appeal of enthralling sport and a pint in the sun is a strong one. Once the game is over there are a number of nearby pubs who are offering great beer festivals to sample some of the unique local ales on offer.
There’s so much going on that we’ll be posting more about events and offers closer in the run up to the big showdown.
You don’t have to get right into the action though and we’ve got plenty of other attractions for you to enjoy. Head out to Sherwood Forest and catch this stunning venue, full of woodland beauty. We also have one of the largest National Trust properties in England, with Clumber Park taking up over 3,000 acres.
If stately homes are more your thing, try the former home of the poet Lord Byron at Newstead Abbey or visit Wollaton Hall, a recent filming location for the Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises.
We hope you’re ready to enjoy the best welcome in Test Match cricket because we can’t wait for the action to start.