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Attenborough Nature Centre

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Great place for a walk

Been to Nottingham lots of time but this was our first visit to the Nature Reserve. It's easy to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Pleasant surprise

Visited the nature reserve whilst staying in nearby Long Eaton. What a beautiful spot. We took... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leeds, United Kingdom
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  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
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“lovely walk”(24 reviews)
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Barton Lane, Attenborough NG9 6DY, England
+44 115 972 1777
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I have just visited this beautiful reserve and thoroughly enjoyed my walk around with my two humans. There is a section near to the visitor centre where my humans needed to be on a lead due to the presence of bird life - and this...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been to Nottingham lots of time but this was our first visit to the Nature Reserve. It's easy to find and park, parking is plentiful and costs £3. We took our dog and thoroughly enjoyed the 2 shorter walks, it's beautiful, paths are good and...More

Thank 489katharinec
Reviewed 1 week ago

I live locally so regularly visit the nature reserve. The reserve itself is excellent, well maintained habitats and lovely to walk around. It's a bit annoying when it floods, there is no notice at the car park to suggest limited access, but it doesn't happen...More

1  Thank Companion771485
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the nature reserve whilst staying in nearby Long Eaton. What a beautiful spot. We took the short walk around the small lake and along the river trent. The walk is mainly over flat ground with excellent pathways providing plently of room for both pedestrians...More

Thank KrisE65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely here with some pleasant walks along the sides of the lakes. Saw many birds. Beautiful in the evening sunset. Free parking just before you reach (pay and display on site) and a nice cafe/shop. Would definitely return.

Thank durham05
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely walks and if you like bird watching this one place to go, I would advise you take a camera and binoculars, you could make it a short visit or all day event.

Thank mcnetty
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even with the sun shine it was a little cool. But we'll worth a peaceful walk by the water. Lots of wild life to see. Will go agsin

Thank Sondonduo
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Well on a very unusually hot day in October we decided to go for a walk around Attenborough nature centre and it was very nice place to visit. Three different length walks to choose from and you can also have a look in the bird...More

Thank Stephen T
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

I visited here with a friend and I was a little bit disappointed if I'm honest. Portions seem to have gone smaller and as you can see by my Beetroot wrap no crisps like you used to get. For the prices I think they need...More

1  Thank MrsDisney2013
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Sunny Saturday for my visit. The new sand martin hide was interesting, saw Lapwings and the Egyptian geese. Walked over the bridge towards the river. Beautiful scenery. Well maintained site, very busy, worth a visit if you have not been before. Cafe overpriced but there...More

1  Thank BiltonBagpus
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6 May 2018|
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Response from 207robn | Reviewed this property |
I think so, it’s a very nice walk round the lakes with lots of opportunities to see wildlife
4 February 2016|
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Response from n0rkin | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are welcome but must be kept on a leash, they are not allowed in the visitor centre and cafe but if you walk along the river to Beeston marina you will receive a warm welcome at Steve's cafe and bar where there is... More