Watson Fothergill Walk: Architecture of Victorian Nottingham Guided Tour

2 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


Why did the Victorians think a mortgage was like a monkey?
How can one architect have two names on one building?
What links one of Nottingham's foremost Victorian architects with Mick Jagger and Thomas Hardy?
All these and more questions will be answered on an entertaining and informative guided walk around the buildings of architect Watson Fothergill in Nottingham City Centre. Learn about the buildings of one of Nottingham's most prominent Victorian architects, his signature style and the influence of the Gothic on the city's buildings. A walk of approximately 3km (1.86 miles). There will be an opportunity for refreshments at the end of the walk.

Participants are asked to come prepared for appropriate weather eventualities and to wear footwear suitable for city walking.
Meet for an 10am start outside Nottingham Tourism Centre on Smithy Row (next to Council House).

Meeting point

Visit Nottinghamshire, 1 - 4 Smithy Row, Nottingham NG1 2BY, UK
July 2022

Lucy is a knowledgeable, informative and entertaining guide. Would definitely recommend her Watson Fothergill walk, looking at some of Nottingham’s iconic buildings.

June 2022

Lucy’s tour was very informative about Watson Fothergill the man, and Watson Fothergill the architect. It was extremely entertaining with plenty of humour throughout. We have lived in Nottingham for over 40 years and we discovered that we have spent a long time walking past buildings without real...

May 2022

Lucy provided our group of school children with a walking tour about Watson Fothergill's architecture as part of our learning about the legacy of the Victorians in Nottingham. Her tour was excellently pitched to our 8/9 year old pupils who were enthused and fascinated by her expert knowledge of ...

May 2022

Lucy's architectural walking tours are hugely enjoyable, interesting, informative and entertaining. The Carrington Crawl was all of these and took us into an area of Nottingham we new little about. She is so well informed about Watson Fothergill and his work and her enthusiasm is so infectious w...

May 2022

Carrington crawl..what a great way to find out about local architecture Watson Fothergill. Buildings I've driven by on numerous occasions, finding out this morning I actually lived opposite one of these beautifully structured houses. Lucy was warm, very informative and knowledgeable with a sense...

August 2020

This, the Carrington Crawl, is the second of Lucy's Watson Fothergill walks I have been on. Both have been fascinating and inspiring. She has done a great deal of research on an undeservedly ignored local architect. Her walks are well balanced and not too long, with a suitable refreshment sto...

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