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Attenborough Nature Centre

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Barton Lane, Attenborough NG9 6DY, England
+44 115 972 1777
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Attenborough Nature Centre

Beautiful nature centre with miles of good walking surfaces. See lots of birds and wildlife. Signs... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
001-Mrs-B-D
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South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
A good place for a day trip on a sunny day

We walked from Long Eaton to Nottingham so passed through here via the visitor centre for an ice... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
AdrianH1967
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Derby, United Kingdom
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  • Average6%
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“the reserve” (43 reviews)
“lovely walk” (24 reviews)
“feed the ducks” (13 reviews)
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Barton Lane, Attenborough NG9 6DY, England
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+44 115 972 1777
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful nature centre with miles of good walking surfaces. See lots of birds and wildlife. Signs OK to get you around.

Thank 001-Mrs-B-D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked from Long Eaton to Nottingham so passed through here via the visitor centre for an ice cream as it was so hot. The heronry was full and we saw a few other rarer species, but it is mainly your standard selection of water...More

Thank AdrianH1967
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From J Boy from Derby First of all its one of those places where you need good weather I would imagine it's a pretty grim place to be on a cold winter's day, but on a hot spring day in May it was perfect. Lovely...More

Thank John B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We specifically went to see the Heronry, but we were too late in the year, sadly. But, even so, we had a good walk and saw some birds I'd never seen before (Egyptian Geese!). It was fresh (cold), and overcast,(grey), but it was a very...More

Thank dick h
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sorry to say we were very disappointed with our visit today. Taking David Attenborough's name we expected a site to live up to the great man's principles. We saw lots of plastic bottles under the walkway on the way in. All the glass around the...More

2  Thank Susan D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of birds here and such beautiful views of the lakes. Our puppy loved it here and as we live in Beeston this is our new go-to walk. Parking is £3 for all day but dogs are not allowed in the cafe which is a...More

1  Thank Elmo1989_03
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our favourite place to walk in Nottingham. So much to see. Attenborough, and its nature reserve is an oasis within the urban jungle.

Thank Robert W
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Been walking here for years - on my own, with family, with friends and even taken my class on more than one occasion. The education facilities are superb in themselves. Selection of walks (or bike rides) depending on how energetic you feel, always good to...More

Thank Margaret R
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

oday was a beautiful rainy day, perfect for splashing in deep puddles, a spot of birdwatching and an excuse for a stop in the teashop! And what better place to do this than Attenborough Nature Reserve? Almost immediately we started our walk we saw herons,...More

Thank LynneaboutLough... L
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Attenborough Nature Centre is great for a visit at anytime of the year, In good weather you can have many splendid walks around the Reserve from short walks up to 3 miles long, and then a refreshing coffee or tea at the Nature Centre, and...More

Thank PeterHarrison2013
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sakhidhawan2007
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Response from Hayley H | Reviewed this property |
Definitely if they will walk, bikes etc and they love birds/wildlife
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EmilyCook_4194
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
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