About the Beeston Area
Situated just over three miles from Nottingham city centre, Beeston is part of the wider Nottingham urban area. Located near the River Trent, the town has a population of almost 40,000 people.
Beeston’s history dates back over a thousand years, with the town being mentioned in the famous Domesday Book of 1086.
During the industrial revolution, the town experienced a boom in size and population thanks to the development of the lace and textiles industries in the area. It was also thanks to the Beeston Canal, which made up a part of the larger Nottingham Canal system, that the town was able to prosper. Thanks to the canal, the town was able to easily trade goods with merchants further afield.
Today, Beeston has a less industrial feel and is home to a wide range of local businesses such as shops, restaurants, and more. It also features a number of local attractions, such as Highfields Park with its recreational spaces, lake and gardens. Not far from Highfields Park is the University of Nottingham campus, University Park Campus, which brings thousands of students into Beeston every year.