Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, England
Sherwood Forest in the heart of beautiful Robin Hood country set in 3,300 acres of woodland. This park makes a great base to explore the countryside on foot or by push bike. Close to many attractions (within a short drive) including the fabulous brand new RSPB Visitor Centre in Sherwood Forest just 3 miles away, and the beautiful Rufford Abbey Country Park a short stroll away.
Robin Hood the outlaw who robbed from the rich and gave to poor. Always doing battle with his main adversary the Sheriff of Nottingham and also escaping Nottingham Castle gaol more than once. There are plenty of Robin Hood attractions near to Nottingham that you can visit. Plus some walking tours and immersive experiences too you will also find one or two attractions a little farther afield.
Nottingham in Nottinghamshire, East Midlands is only a short drive from Sherwood Forest.
Nottingham Castle - overlooking the town on a rocky cliff and after a £30m transformation, has been called the ‘Jewel in Nottingham’s Crown’. Carved into the craggy rock face below, you’ll find the 800-year-old Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, said to be England’s oldest inn. Venture deeper down and you can explore Nottingham’s subterranean cave network at the City of Caves, with the thrilling National Justice Museum nearby presenting an extensive and grisly history of crime and punishment.
Newark-on-Trent or Newark is a market town and civil parish in the Newark and Sherwood district of Nottinghamshire, dating back to the Roman era. Today a busy town with its own castle and is a busy market town.
Quality family time is important and visiting a castle in Nottinghamshire and exploring the local heritage and makes a great day out for all of the family. Although some castles are now ruins some are still pretty much intact and protected by both local Heritage and the National Trust. Castles were built for power and to defend against an enemy during war. Most castles we see today were built after the Norman Conquest. As time moved on the construction and sophistication increased to the more elaborate ones we see around today.
For all those foodies out there Nottinghamshire has some great local foods, take some home with you.
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