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Old Market Square

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Address: Nottingham's City Centre, Nottingham, England

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Good meeting and resting place

Chose this place as meeting point for family. Good place to watch the world go by. Children enjoy the water features. Popular big wheel dominates at moment. Lots of public... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Elaine W
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Chose this place as meeting point for family. Good place to watch the world go by. Children enjoy the water features. Popular big wheel dominates at moment. Lots of public snacking and resting. Good selection of shops and cafes nearby.

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Thank Elaine W
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

£6 for 2 circuits of the big wheel-if taking pictures avoid snaps through the 'glass' as they look very scratched with lots of reflected glare but the views are lovely-especially the chimneys in the distance adding vapour to all the mist.I'd snap through the gap next time-holding camera firmly. A cold day but we were warmly dressed so not an... More 

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Thank jroger333
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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140 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was born in Nottingham and spent many an d hour around the Market Square back in the 60s. I barely recognised the place. I really wonder who evaluated and decided on plonking that great spinning wheel in the Square. Why oh why there? . It blends in with nothing and takes your eyes off the architecture to be seen... More 

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Thank dekofnot
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

a good place to hang out, as there are a lot of well known restaurants & shops. It is also surrounded by two indoor malls Victoria & Broadmarsh.

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Thank Fahad A
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best city centres in UK in my opinion has a great council house which looks impressive and beautiful , tram stop , fountains with water - sometimes wheel of nottingham which is a stunner !!! I just love it I'm so happy and glad I live in Nottingham.

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Thank Albert M
England, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great to visit during summer holidays with the kids, sand, deck chairs, candy floss and ice cream. Winter wonderland, handicrafts, food, mulled wine and ice skating.

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Thank heatherdawn2014
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely historic place. Lovely buildings, shops, pubs and restaurants. There will be a fair there over Valentines.

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Thank WestYorkshireFlossy
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I used to be lucky enough to work for a coffee shop right in the centre. Great city, no congestion, so many shops and it's pretty laid out well. Recently visited to go on the wheel, great location as you could see so much.

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Thank thomasnigallen
derbyshire
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80 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An old market square with nice architecture and a pleasant fountain, spoilt by a massive ferris wheel and surrounded by run of the mill shops, seen everywhere. Nothing special at all.

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Thank DerbyshireFlyboy
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
31 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Old Market Square used to be an open air area with a few flower beds. Several years ago it was remodelled to include water fountains and the kids loved it. More recently it is used for markets, fairs, giant wheels, thrill rides etc, ice rinks and other activities. It forms a good attraction to bring people into the city.

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