Wollaton Park

Feeding the Birds at Woolaton Park, Nottingham

I’m not easily impressed. I’ve had this problem for a long time now. Underwhelmed should be my middle name. But Wollaton Park, in Nottingham, is impressive for many reasons. For one thing, it’s huge. The sheer size of the place means that you can walk around all afternoon and not run out of ground. For another, as well as other citizens, you keep bumping into deer. The park is home to Red and Fallow deer. It’s an impressive landscape, with gently undulating grounds, majestic tree-lined paths and a large lake.

Picnic at Woolaton Park, Nottingham

The focal point of the park is the Elizabethan Wollaton Hall, built in the 16th century. It houses a cool Natural History museum, and there is an Industrial Museum in the grounds. It’s such an imposing building, it was recently chosen as the fa├žade of the Batman films’ Wayne Manor.

Wollaton Hall, Nottingham

Nottingham University’s halls of residence are neighbours to the park. Consequently, you see plenty of students as well as locals. There’s a music festival in the summer to keep everybody entertained, as well as the other usual sort of events you get in a big park. Well, I was impressed, and that’s saying something.

Tall Trees at Woolaton Park, Nottingham

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