The ancient city of Nottingham is steeped in history. Built above an extensive network of caves, you’ll discover the city’s past, both under and above ground. Curiously, Nottingham was called Snottingham originally, after a Saxon chieftain called Snot!
Many large businesses have headquarters in Nottingham, including a wide range of engineering and science companies. The city is a hive of innovation: HP Sauce, Raleigh bicycles, traffic lights, and Ibuprofen were all invented in Nottingham. With such an impressive track record, it’s exciting to consider what other great products will come out of this innovative city in the future.
With so many big industries in the city, all those workers need a good place to relax and unwind after a hard day’s work, and they’re in luck: Nottingham is home to the oldest pub in the world! However, there’s a bit of an argument going on in the city on the topic of which of Nottingham's ancient pubs is the oldest! Three pubs all claim the title: The Bell Inn, Ye Olde Salutation Inn, and Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem! At least, to ensure you’ve truly visited the ‘right’, world’s oldest pub, you’ll have to enjoy three drinks.