Clifton is a council estate in the city of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England founded by Sir Robert Clifton. The estate has a number of shop-clusters and relatively good transport links (by bus) with the city (~20 minutes) and surrounding areas. The village is on the A453 which is the main connection between Nottingham and the M1 south. The section of the A453 from Kegworth to the roundabout next to the Crusader pub is due to be upgraded to dual carriageway by 2016.
The term also encompasses Clifton Grove and Clifton Village, a picturesque residential area set alongside the River Trent. The village is notable for many old buildings including Clifton Hall, and St. Mary's Church.
In the housing estate there is a Morrisons Supermarket on Green Lane (previously a Co-op), an Iceland Supermarket and a Farmfoods Supermarket (on Southchurch Drive, near Clifton Leisure Centre). Some of the pubs in Clifton are the Grey Mare'( which is now closed and up for sale) ', Fairham and The Winning Post on Farnborough Road the Man of Trent on Clifton Lane (demolished in March 2012), and The Peacock. There is currently a planning application being considered by Nottingham City Council for McDonalds and Kentucky Fried Chicken drive-through restaurants on the land where the Man of Trent pub previously stood. The former Sun Valley Amusements (also known as JB's) on Green Lane is now closed. There is a leisure pool with keep fit facilities on Southchurch drive and a sports centre on Farnborough road with cricket pitches, football fields and other sports available.