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Robin Hood

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 escaped 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. See below.

The Robin Hood walking trail in Nottingham

The Robin Hood walking trail in Nottingham

The Robin Hood walking trail in Nottingham, there are a series of 12 Robin Hood Trail signs in Nottingham that take you around some of the significant locations. The trail starts off at Nottingham Castle on Castle Road and takes you along Castle Gate and ends at St Mary’s Church.

The Robin Hood Statue

The Robin Hood Statue

It’s easily the most photographed landmark in the whole city with tourists throughout the day stopping to take a snap with Robin Hood.

The Robin Hood Experience

The Robin Hood Experience

Check out the Robin Hood Experience right next to the Castle. You’ll be transported back to medieval Nottingham and you can meet lots of his merry men too. You can try your hand at arming a bow and arrow with Master Bowman and even stand trial before the Sheriff of Nottingham. Spread over 3 floors with small gift shop with some awesome souvenirs too.

Little Johns Grave

Little Johns Grave

Reputedly a giant of a man, a fact which caused Robin jokingly to reverse his name, and call him Little John. At one time, Little John’s longbow and cap supposedly hung in the church, now only the headstone remains. The grave is located in Hathersage church and can be found by following the sign post when you get there.

THE MAJOR OAK

The Major Oak

Only a 15-minute walk from the visitor centre, follow the Major Oak trail through the forest from the visitor centre. Legend has it that when the forest was home to this famous outlaw, Robin and his Merry Men used the Major Oak for shelter; camping beneath its branches and hiding inside its massive trunk. The tree is 800 – 1100 years old.

Sherwood Forest

Sherwood Forest

Sherwood Forest home to Robin Hood and his merry men. Robin hid in this forest to evade capture by the sheriff of Nottingham, or so the legend tell us. The visitor centre is open 10am – 5pm from March to October, and 10am – 4:30pm from November to the end of February. There’s the Sherwood Shop with something for every budget and a small cafe to grab a bit to eat.

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