Butterfly Hotel in Nottingham is a perfect choice for all who are looking for a clean, comfortable and modernly decorated room in the heart of the city. At an affordable price! Our hotel is located in the very city centre and provides easy access to all the top visitor attractions, fine restaurants, pubs, night clubs, major entertainment venues, shopping opportunities, parks and more.
Famous worldwide for the Robin Hood legend, the city of Nottingham is situated in the county of Nottinghamshire in the East Midlands, about 15 miles east of Derby, 30 miles north of Leicester and 30 miles south of Sheffield. About 15 miles from the city centre is the East Midlands Airport which provides a connection to other major cities in the UK as well as abroad - predominantly in Europe. The city is well connected to the rest of Nottinghamshire and the UK capital (128 miles south) via M1 and rail - services are provided by the Northern Rail, CrossCountry and East Midlands Trains.
A Brief History
Nottingham became a city in 1897 when Queen Victoria granted it a city charter. Its history, however, dates back to the Anglo-Saxon era. It is first mentioned by the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as Snotengaham; it is thought that it was a settlement of the Anglian tribe of Snotingas whose territory was a part of the Kingdom of Mercia. Captured by the Danish invaders in the 9th century, the former Snotingas’ settlement also appears in the Domesday Book (1086).
By the late Middle Ages, Nottingham grew into a major trade centre thanks to the religious carvings/sculptures known as the Nottingham alabaster. But like many other industrial centres in Britain, Nottingham owes much of its success to the Industrial Revolution and in particular, the textile industry which, however, fell into decline after the end of the Second World War. Over the following decades, the city’s economy gradually shifted to other economic sectors. Today, almost 90 percent of all jobs in Nottingham are generated by the service industry.
Attractions and Things to See/Do
Nottingham is hugely popular with travellers and tourists, both domestic and foreign. They are attracted by a variety of historical sites and buildings, museums, art galleries, family attractions, cultural and live music venues, vibrant nightlife and tonnes of events including annual festivals, fairs and celebrations, some of which have achieved an international reputation.