Nottingham has a long history starting from the 6th century and is unrivalled when it comes to historical places such as Robin Hood and Nottingham Castle. Nottingham is the largest city and generally recognised 'capital' of East midlands and is a city with a growing and ethnically diverse population. Nottingham is a city steeped in history, culture, sport, shopping and entertainment. The peak District, Chatsworth House and Sherwood Forest. Nottingham's compact city centre, pedestrianised streets, bus and tram system make it very easy to get around. Cycles can be hired to explore the city at your leisure.