Shared Ownership Nottinghamshire
Explore affordable Shared Ownership properties and developments
Home to the legend of Robin Hood and the beautiful Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire is a large landlocked county located between Lincolnshire on the east and Derbyshire on the west.
Among the must-visit attractions are Nottingham Castle, and Old Market Square and Lace Market (all in Nottingham). There are also more than 450 caves beneath Nottingham, the largest complex of its kind in the UK.
The county also boasts numerous splendid parklands (such as Highfield Park) and spectacular country houses (such as Wollaton Hall).
The days of heavy engineering and coal production in Nottinghamshire are mostly gone, but today locals are employed in a range of sectors. Among them are retail (Boots is based here), energy (E.On has a large office here) and finance (Experian runs a big operation in the county).
And the University of Nottingham and the Nottingham Trent University both employ thousands, as does the NHS.
Discover some of the most popular attractions and landmarks in Nottinghamshire.
Robin Hood may be a legend, but Sherwood Forest certainly isn’t.
This 432-hectare forest is a remnant of a much older, more immense royal hunting forest, but is just as alluring – don’t miss the bluebells in spring!
Relax and unwind in this beautifully kept estate, where you can see deers roam freely. The centrepiece is Wollaton Hall (1580s), called “the architectural sensation of its age” – thanks to its ostentatious and utterly beautiful facade.
Perched on a sandstone crag known as Castle Rock, Nottingham Castle was largely torn down after the English Civil War, to stop it being re-used. The Baroque Ducal Mansion was built on its place by Henry Cavendish, the 2nd Duke of Newcastle, and in 1878 it was turned into a museum. See 15th Century alabaster carvings, Wedgwood jasperware pottery, and watercolours by Richard Bonnington.
More than 450 caves lie beneath Nottingham, under what is now the Broadmarsh Shopping Centre. The human-made caves have been used for thousands of years and remain one of the shire’s most fascinating attractions. Tours are available.
Discover some of these amenities below.
For young families thinking about buying a Shared Ownership property in Nottingham, education is of key importance. A wide choice of state-funded and private schools are found across Nottinghamshire. Among the best rated are The West Bridgford School, The Becket School and Toot Hill School.
Birmingham is less than 90 minutes by car or train, and Sheffield under an hour away. London takes well under 2 hours by rail, and around 3 hours by car (M1). The county is also served by Nottingham Airport, while Nottingham is 25 minutes' drive from East Midlands Airport. Doncaster Sheffield Airport and Birmingham Airport are also within easy reach.
Most NHS hospitals and healthcare facilities in the county are based in the city of Nottingham. GP surgeries, dentists and opticians are located across the shire. There are also several private providers, including Spire and Bupa.