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MISS GODIVA, MISTER HOOD!

Thursday August 1, 2013 by Marietjie Snyman

He's got her in his sights...

...and if Nottingham's most famous son, Mr Robin Hood had by some mysterious chance made the acquaintance of Coventry's lovely Lady Godiva, we're sure that they would have gotten on, despite them living some 50 miles apart!

They would almost certainly have had a shared passionate interest in the unfair taxation of the poor for a start! As we all now know Lady Godiva's naked protest against her husband's unfair taxation of their townsfolk proved very successful as indeed did Robin's band of Merry Men. We're not sure if a certain Maid Marian would have been quite as happy...

Were you aware that the very same Lady Godiva gave rise to the now famous expression “A Peeping Tom” for a man having snuck a sly peek during her ride? Happily In central Coventry you can now observe the Lady on her horse without fear of censure!

Their respective cities of Nottingham and Coventry are both located in the Midlands, in the heart of England, in an area which is positively laden with history, legends and beautiful scenery.

Coventry is most famous for its three spires, (as well as for its ribbonmaking, watchmaking and motor industries ) and entering the Medieval ruins of the Coventry Cathedral will offer you a wealth of exciting history and beautiful photo opportunities.  So there's clearly no longer any need for you to be "Sent to Coventry!”  Take a "peep" at our selection of serviced apartments for somewhere to stay in this lovely city. 

Modern day Nottingham’s compact city centre, pedestrianised streets and tram system make it very easy to get around, and with Nottingham playing host to the annually held Nottingham Riverside Festival , on the 2nd ,3rd and 4th of August at the Victoria Embankment.  This free festival allows people of all ages to be able to enjoy the banks of the famous River Trent and soak up the atmosphere. 

Another festival not to be missed if you're visiting the area is the Robin Hood Festival from the 5th - 11th August 2013.  A week long celebration of the legend of Robin Hood held each year at the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre just outside Edwinstowe Village.  Pack your tights and join the merry men! Our Nottingham area guide will help you see the wood for the trees when chosing which of our serviced apartments to stay in.

England's heart - East Midlands serviced apartments

Sent to Coventry! 

Priory Place

These serviced apartments feature an open plan lounge with dining and kitchen areas, master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a  second bedroom and bathroom. Each of the serviced apartments is fully equipped and comes with SKY TV, a DVD player, a Hi-Fi system, an MP3 plug-in facility, a direct dial telephone and free wireless broadband.  Prices from: £595.00 per week 

Mandarra Point

The fully serviced accomodation here comes completely refurbished with Freeview TV, wireless internet and air conditioning. Several local restaurants offer delivery to the apartments and a (chargeable) shopping service is available. Located within easy range of Coventry centre with its shops, restaurants, bars, theatre and other leisure facilities.  Prices from: £595.00 per week

See our Coventry Pinterest board....

Arriving in Nottingham! 

Premier Apartments Nottingham

This attractive development consists of 52 apartments which feature not only 33 one beds and 15 two beds but also 4 penthouse apartments.  Each apartment is furnished to a high standard featuring open plan fully equipped kitchen, including fridge/freezer and washer/dryer. The lounge/dining areas are spacious providing comfortable surrounds and a generous living space.  Unusually for the Centre there is a secure on site car park.  Prices from: £497.00 per week

SACO Nottingham

Situated on The Ropewalk, these stylish and contemporary one and two bedroom apartments have commanding views over The Park, and are conveniently located for the city centre. These fantastic apartments have also recently been graded 4* under the Serviced Apartment category by VisitBritain. They're also within walking distance of the Castle, The Playhouse and the Robin Hood trail. Prices from: £637.00 per week

 

See our Nottingham Pinterest board....


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