We'll be building up a list of places of interest local to The Cross Keys that registered users can rate. This will help visitors to the area find the best places to go and might even provide some inspiration for us locals too. If you want more information on any of these, why not pop in and see us - we might have some further literature, advice or even discount tickets for some of them.
1st on TripAdvisor! - ROBIN HOOD TOWN TOURS
Rated on TripAdvisor as Nottingham's number one tourist attraction this is an experience not to be missed and tours start here at The Cross Keys.
Meet Robin Hood and discover the truth of the ‘Hooded Man’! Follow the trail of historical facts and learn how simple ballads over 700 years old grew into one of the greatest stories ever told.
This thorough and fun exploration of the evolution of the legend is told against the back drop of the City and Sherwood. As you visit places associated with Robin Hood, you will also see the town's key sites of interest and learn about its history and culture.
City Of Caves
Discover a hidden world beneath your feet underneath the streets of Nottingham. Explore our original and historic site with sandstone caves with our actor led tours and meet our friendly characters Archie and Annie the Archaeologists or wander through at your own pace with our fantastic audio tour. You will be taken on an archaeological journey under the cobbles of some of Nottingham’s most famous streets and up through Drury Hill, which was the main street where the poorest residents of Nottingham once lived in Nottingham’s smelliest slum, Narrow Marsh. Discover how Nottingham dwellers once lived and learn about their journey through the ages. See the caves as they have never been seen before, stripped back to their original historic setting and discover the logic that went into building, shaping and maintaining these fascinating dwellings.
The Official Tourism Site for Nottinghamshire is packed full of things to do and see for everyone. Visit Nottinghamshire for a weekend break or a day out with the kids at top attractions. See world class sport, amazing live performances, excellent nightlife and cutting edge art in some outstanding venues.
Get a taste for fine dining at the end of a hard day’s shopping. Enjoy local produce in traditional market towns. Hear legendary tales of Robin Hood and experience Sherwood Forest, stories of castles torn apart by civil war and the rumble of industry that built a city around Nottingham Lace.
Galleries of Justice
Based at Nottingham’s old courthouse and gaol, there are many ways to explore our museum of Crime and Punishment, with free exhibitions, audio and performance-led tours plus a themed café. There is an engaging Robin Hood exhibition perfectly suitable for children of all ages. The legend of Robin Hood has a particular importance and connection to the Galleries of Justice Museum, as for centuries, this historic building was the base of the Sheriff of Nottingham.
The Cross Keys is owned by GNI who are major shareholders in
Navigation Brewery. They use only the finest quality ingredients and traditional brewery methods to produce 6 main real ales Traditional, Pale, Golden, Classic IPA, Stout and Apus american IPA and we also enjoy great success with our seasonal one-offs.
located just a stone’s throw from Nottingham’s Trent Bridge behind the historic Trent Navigation Inn the brewery opened in 2012 and that iconic Victorian premises with state of the art brewing technology.
they believe in offering fine ales at fair prices so find out more about Brewery Tours,cask beers, craft beers, Bag in Box take-outs and great nights out at the brewery tap Trent Navigation.
Paul Smith's first shop
Paul Smith's first shop is just a few yards away on Byard Lane. Opened in 1970, it was 12 foot x 12 foot and the shop manager was an Afghan hound called Homer. It was only open 2 days a week because the rest of the week, Smith was busy doing other stuff to earn money. Over 40 years later, Smith's quirky sense of humour is still the essence of his brand which has over 350 shops worldwide. His first shop is still there and as everyone knows, you can't go wrong with a bit of Smithy.