The river and is very wide and quite fast flowing as it passes through Nottingham
on its way to Newark and Gainsborough before joining the Humber on its way to the
The main point of attraction for visitors is the curving stretch between the old
Toll Bridge at Wilford and Trent Bridge – with the pedestrian Suspension Bridge
The City Ground - home to Nottingham Forest Football Club lies on the south bank
of the river.
Meadow Lane is almost directly opposite, being the ground of Notts. County FC - the
oldest club in the Football League.
Trent Bridge cricket ground and County Hall, offices of the County Council also
overlook the river at this point.
Some long overdue development has already taken place, and is planned for the near
future, downstream of Trent Bridge, mainly commercial and (expensive) residential.
The River Trent Near Nottingham
One of the Nottinghams’ main assets, along with Robin Hood, but the River Trent seems
to be yet another area whose potential has been very much overlooked and neglected
by the City Council.
An area that could, and should, have become a major visitor attraction to folk from
miles around - with the right amount of foresight and investment.
The War Memorial Gardens
Nottinghams grand tribute to those who gave their lives in two World Wars and other
conflicts. The park behind the memorial also contains a magnificent Statue of Queen
Victoria - which once had Pride of Place in the City Centre, before being moved to
this ‘backwater’ location.
There is currently an air of general neglect (July 2008), which will now take a
great deal of effort and expense to put right. Some photo’s to be seen in the slide
The Victoria Embankment is on the City side, Northern bank, of the river and houses
Nottinghams War Memorial and park, plus a bandstand, playing fields and football
Unfortunately, an uncontrolled invasion of Canada Geese has spoiled what was once
a top weekend spot – the stretch between Trent Bridge and the Suspension Bridge.
This stretch is now very unpleasant underfoot and certainly not a spot for a picnic
Gone are the rowing boats (so popular with families in years past) though it is still
possible to take a cruise down the river in one of the pleasure boats during the
warmer months. The Victoria Embankment is an area that any other City would have
"made the most of ", as a tourist attraction, but almost nothing has been done to
promote and utilise this long stretch of waterfront