Key to the City™, Nottingham.
Free Parks and Gardens: Inner City (River Trent)

Tick 9.1

River Trent and Victoria Embankment

Trent Bridge, Nottingham. NG2 2JY • (0115) 915 2733
River Trent, Nottingham
River Trent, Nottingham

The River Trent is located just south of the city centre and the historic crossing of the river by the London Road is known as Trent Bridge. A pleasant open space for an enjoyable walk, visit the Memorial Gardens or cross the suspension bridge for excellent views of the river's traffic.

Victoria Embankment was constructed between 1898 and 1901 with 10 miles of concrete steps, 7.5 miles of iron fencing and 150 seats. The Memorial Arch, associated gardens and the adjacent recreation land on Victoria Embankment were laid out in the 1920s. Queen Victoria’s statue arrived in the Memorial Gardens in 1953 after standing in the city centre’s Old Market Square since its unveiling in 1905.

The bandstand is host to brass bands during the summer and is also used as a main stage for bands performing at the annual Riverside Festival. The suspension bridge was built in 1906 and was originally designed to carry a water supply to Wilford Hill reservoir.


Free Entry, Picnic Area.

No easily accessible wifi. Designated smoking areas only.

Opening Times:

Open at all times. Free admission.


Advance booking is not required.


Located south of the city centre. Follow Arkwright Street/Walk or London Road to the river.

Getting There:

National Rail Nottingham railway station: 20 minutes walk.


Parking available nearby - payment required.

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River Trent and Victoria Embankment, Trent Bridge, Nottingham. NG2 2JY • (0115) 915 2733

Last Updated Tuesday 7 June 2022

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