I walked around Wollaton Hall over the weekend.  (Aka Wayne Manor in The Dark Knight Rises).  It is right across the street from campus, so it will be a great place to study when the weather improves during the summer.  The grounds are huge.  Walking down the driveway took about ten minutes.  There is a private golf course on the grounds, and a herd of deer.  It is amazing that such a large plot of land still exists in a relatively large city.  Inside is a museum of natural history.  This is an example of what I really like about England.  Right next to wherever you are is a really cool part of history.  The people who live here have always known this (and may take it for granted), but coming from America it is blatantly obvious how awesome this is. (A few more photos.)