You have to go there. These are the remains of the Sherwood forest where Robin and his friends were living many years ago! In the picture you can see the 'Major Oak' which is really massive. We were standing 50 metres from it, and it still looks so huge!
The County of Nottinghamshire is renowned for it's link with the legendary Robin Hood. A small statue of him can be found at the base of Nottingham Castle in the City. Visitors may also like to go and take a look around the castle and it's grounds.
Mens Nottingham Open Tennis Tournament
Have a great day out (weather permitting as it is all outside). Get to see famous players, buy some tennis equipment plus you can usually try out new sports stuff.
Nottingham Transport Heritage Centre
Steam railway and bus museum in country park. Train and bus rides available.
National Watersports Centre
Watersports centre with full facilities in country park setting.
Visit 'The Tales of Robin Hood' you are invited to enter a world of mystery and merriment, where legend and adventure lives on.
The chance to enter a world of mystery and merriment, where legend and adventure lives on.
Go to Nottingham Castle.
Nottingham Castle has long been noted as the home of the Sheriff, Robin's arch enemy. Prince John also spent a lot of time here. The original castle was situated on top of a high crag overlooking the city. It was built with a palisade of wooden stakes around it for protection by the Normans. The wood was replaced around 1170 and Henry II built the first stone castle on this site. Richard the Lionheart laid a short siege to the castle when he returned from the crusades. The garrison didn't believe he was the King and after he gained entrance, he hanged most of them in a fit of anger. There is even a local folk-tale of a curse on the castle, brought about when Prince John hanged some boys that were held as hostages. At the castle, you can get an idea of what Robin Hood once saw. Looking out into the grass from the castle, you can see old stonework still imbedded in the ground. The crag the castle sits on is riddled with caves and passages, some of which can be toured. Very little is left of the original castle, though. The castle is now a museum.
DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum
David Herbert Lawrence - novelist, playwright, poet and artist - was born at 8A Victoria Street, Eastwood on 11th September 1885.
The house has been carefully restored and refurbished to reflect the lifestyle of the working class of Victorian times, and the early childhood of Lawrence himself. Various exhibition rooms house a video presentation of his Eastwood days, a model and viewing room of 'The Country of His Heart' and interpretations of his travels abroad.
Visit the Nottingham Caves
A chance to explore part of Nottingham's unique 700 year old man-made cave system.
See Sherwood Forest.
This is famous around the world as the legendary home of Robin Hood. Tradition states that Robin poached the King's deer in the forest. There you can see the mighty Major Oak, one of the largest and oldest oak trees in England. The hollow trunk of the mighty Major Oak is said to have hidden Robin and his entire band from the Sheriff of Nottingham's men.
Nottingham Castle sits high on castle rock with great views over the City. It was totally destroyed after the Civil War and replaced by a Ducal mansion in 1674. In 1875 it was converted into the first municipal museum and art gallery outside London for fine and applied arts. The museum contains the new story of Nottingham exhibition, collections of ceramics, silver and glass and military displays. The Castle grounds are host each year to the spectacular Robin Hood Pageant.
The Major Oak
Legend has it that Robin Hood hid from the Sherrif of Nottingham in this Oak! The tree is infact old enough to have been around at that time but would have been quite a bit smaller then! It's ancient limbs are held up with props and there is a fence around it to stop visitors climbing it or taking leaves as souveniers! Imagine the tree surrounded ny dense forest for miles around and you can imagine Robin Hood and his crew hiding out here!
Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem - The oldest pub in England dating from 1189 AD!
The oldest pub in England dating from 1189 AD! It was named due to the crusades against the Saracens, which Richard The Lionheart led soon after his bacame king. Anyone who has watched the film 'Robin Hood - Prince Of Thieves will remember that it starts in the Middle East, foighting the occupiers of the Christian Holyland. It's rooms and cellars are carved from the Castle Rock. Serves traditional, locally brewed Kimberly Ales. Check out the website for some fascinating history!
This huge fair has been held annually since 1284, with a few exceptions for factors such as the plague and WW1! It is one of the largest and best fairs in the world with over 1 million people visiting during the 5 days it is open! I have some great childhood memories of the fair from when my grandparents used to take me there.
Hardwick is set on a hill in Derbyshire and is famous for the New Hall, one of the greatest Elizabethan houses, which survives almost unchanged today. It was finished over 400 years ago and known to have more glass than wall. It contains one of Europe's best collections of embroideries and tapestries. The spectacular gardens, orchards and herb area are a relaxing place to spend an afternoon.
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