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Flights from Nottingham

When one thinks of Nottingham, the image of Robin Hood often comes to mind with his swashbuckling tactics to divest money from the abusive rich and provide for the poor populace. That image does not appear to be the current situation in modern Nottingham – it is now a dynamic county capital with atmospheric sights and buzzing nightlife often enjoyed by the active student population. Those visiting here might think of flying through Nottingham Airport, but flights no longer operate here. One alternative port of entry is the East Midlands Airport, about 14 miles away from the city.

Although comparatively nearer to the city at 3.5 miles away, Nottingham Airport only serves general aviation for personal and business purposes, as well as for flight instruction, as of the time of writing. It has two runways respectively measuring 3,445 feet and 2,694 feet long, and was established at an elevation of 138 feet above mean sea level. Operations for regular commercial flight services are not immediately apparent, as there is no recent official declaration about any eventual re-opening of the airport for public use.

Where to go

Aberdeen, an industrial powerhouse in the north-eastern part of the United Kingdom, is one of the places to possibly visit from Nottingham. Those going here will find much of town built using silvery grey granite taken from the quarries. This city features various fascinating landmarks such as St Machar's Cathedral, a 15th century structure with its massive twin towers and impressive heraldic ceiling dating from 1500 with shields from kings, nobles, archbishops, and other important societal figures. From here, tourists can visit Provost Skene's House, a late-medieval turreted town house that is beautiful to behold because of its tempera ceiling in the Painted Gallery. Religious symbolism dating from 1622 can be seen here, which can be absorbing to look at.

Belfast is another interesting city to visit, with its range of unique landmarks. The Titanic Quarter can be visited here, where one can trace its construction and assemblage to the news of its dreadful end. There is also the SS Nomadic to board, where one can check out the original fittings. After looking around, tourists can then enjoy a pint at Crown Liquor Saloon, a historical monument way back in the late 19th century.

Dublin makes a fine place to visit. Its centuries of history, rich heritage, and jaunty delightful bars are to look forward to. Those new here can start with the Chester Beatty Library, lying in the grounds of Dublin Castle. More than 20,000 manuscripts, rare books, and even clay tablets are kept here.

St Patrick's Cathedral, where it was said the old saint baptised natives, can also be seen here. One will find here graves of Jonathan Swift and his long-time companion Esther Johnson. A large Boyle monument is also among of its features. After looking around, tourists can make a detour to Kilmainham Gaol, an old grey building built between 1792 and 1795, which played a role in Irish independence. Leaders of the uprising were Imprisoned and executed here, making it an important historic landmark.

Bridgetown in Barbados can also be visited with flights from Nottingham. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 2012, mainly due to the outstanding examples of British colonial architecture in the Caribbean. The preserved old town built in the 17th to 19th centuries still thrive here, which testifies to the spread of the British colonial control. A nearby military garrison, consisting with numerous historic structures, is one of the highlights here.

Other than that, tourists can turn to the Parliament Buildings, which were constructed in the neo-Gothic style in 1871. There is also the Nidhe Israel Museum, a restored 1750 Jewish community centre, where one can browse among the displays on how the Jewish community that lived and prospered in Barbados.

How to get out

Tourists who want to visit international locations from Nottingham can venture to the East Midlands Airport for flights. Airlines serving here include Aer Lingus Regional, Aurigny Air Services, BH Air, BMI Regional, Eastern Airways, Jet2.com, Onur Air, Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airlines, and Thomson Airways.

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