The Legend of Robin Hood Lives on in Nottingham

In the footsteps of Robin Hood with an audio trail:

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If you’ve grown up on a diet of weekly television episodes of Robin Hood, books and movies on the adventures of Robin Hood and you love everything to do with the Legend of Robin Hood and his Merry Men, you can now follow the trail of this famous fugitive on your visit to Nottingham.

You can download a free Robin Hood audio trail podcast and a Robin Hood map, to help you get around the trail.

The trail helps you search for the man behind the legend and understand the character of Robin Hood. It takes in seven locations including Nottingham Castle, which would have once been the seat of the Sheriff of Nottingham, and Sherwood Forest – where visitors will want to see the “Major Oak”.

The trail also takes in some lesser known sites such as Newark Castle, Southwell Minster and Creswell Crags, where our much loved fugitive is reputed to have taken refuge in the series of caves. There is a visitor center at Creswell Crags as well as picturesque lakeside walks.

The MP3 audio tours are perfect for visitors who are on a touring itinerary of the Nottingham. The close proximity of the attractions, and a wealth of accommodation including cozy B&Bs, self-catering cottages and hotels, makes Nottinghamshire a great location for self-drive vacations year-round.

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For added festivities, you can plan your vacation to coincide with the annual Robin Hood Festival, which takes place in July or August at Sherwood Forest Country Park.

Getting There:

Nottinghamshire is conveniently situated at the heart of the UK, with excellent air, rail and road links. The county is easily accessible by car, being in proximity of the M1, A1, A52 and A46. Speedy rail links run from Nottingham to much of the UK.

Nottinghamshire is served by two airports:

  • East Midlands Airport: Nottingham, Leicester, Derby brings south Nottinghamshire within easy reach of Scotland, Ireland and the rest of Europe’s major cities, and
  • Robin Hood Doncaster Airport is ideal for accessing the north of the county.

Get in the mood with Robin Hood books, DVDs, Robin Hood costumes and posters before you go.

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