Attenborough, Nottinghamshire

Attenborough, Nottinghamshire

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Attenborough, Nottinghamshire

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Attenborough is a village and a suburb in the Broxtowe borough of Nottinghamshire. It forms part of Greater Nottingham, and is to the southwest of Nottingham, between Long Eaton (to the southwest) and Beeston (to the northeast). It adjoins the suburbs of Toton to the west and Chilwell to the north.

The village is the location of Attenborough railway station, and of the Attenborough Nature Centre.

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The Attenborough Nature Reserve (with the Nature Centre at its heart) is a series of gravel pits, which have been flooded after gravel extraction and are now a haven for all sorts of birds and animals and an excellent resource for blackberries in September. The pits themselves can be fished, however membership of the Nottinghamshire Angling Association is required. If you walk through the reserve and out to the River Trent, it's possible to fish and purchase a day ticket from the bailiff. Main vehicular access to the Nature Centre is via Barton Lane, near the Chilwell Meadows Business Park, though a footpath exists from near the church in the village itself.

The main commercial centre of Attenborough is around the junction of Nottingham Road (the A6005) and Attenborough Lane; there is a tile shop, Tile World, a beauty salon, Beautiful Feeling, a hairdressers, dimenZion, The Sandwich Bank (a cob shop which used to be the local Lloyds TSB), a printers also used to be here but closed on the 1st of April 2010, a kitchen and bathroom shop...
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