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“A great central point to Nottingham” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Old Market Square

Old Market Square
Ranked #7 of 119 things to do in Nottingham
Certificate of Excellence
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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255 reviews
101 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“A great central point to Nottingham”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

Not many cities have such an obvious central point of interest, and it's worthy of the camera! Shops, coffee shops, restaurants & pubs surround it.

Visited September 2012
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Waste Of Money”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

Recently refurbished at a high cost, the soul of the square has been removed and is now a stone slab with no features. Watch out for the drunks and druggies and the skanky kids playing in the fountain.

Visited August 2012
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“It's different and I like it!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2012 via mobile

I completely disagree with people on here that claim that Nottingham is dirty or smelly,because it's neither of those things. It's a little hidden gem in my opinion. The market square isn't the shining beacon but I like it none the same!

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Nottingham
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79 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“It depends”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

Someone told me that the Old Market Square is the biggest square in the UK. Sometimes it just looks big - full stop. It becomes interesting when the space is used. German Christmas Markets, skating rinks, big outdoor receptions (from the Olympic torch to the celebration of Torvill and Dean in 1984), voluntary groups doing their own thing, the starting point for the Nottingham Pride parade, the Beach and a lot more. I notice one reviewer (who had a preoccupation with paedophiles) detested the Beach. As an old codger I quite enjoyed it and lots of people were having - shock, horror - fun. When the Beach was first proposed I said "what a waste of money", but I've since learned that it makes a profit. One commentator mentioned that Nottingham was "smelly and noisy" - a statement contradicted by Nottingham being judged to be the UK's cleanest city centre.

Visited September 2012
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
66 attraction reviews
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“On the Beach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

This is a great idea every summer the old market square is turned into a beach where children and adults alike can spend as much or as little time as they like playing in the sand and watching the shows put on. It is not unique in doing this as Denby Pottery does the same thing and it has to be said Denby is more tranquil

Visited August 2012
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