Nottingham Travel Guide & Places and Attractions in Nottingham

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Nottingham Travel Guide & Places and Attractions in Nottingham

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The Legend of Robin Hood is linked to a number of places in England, the most noteworthy being Sherwood Forest (Nottinghamshire), what used to be called Barnsdale or Barnsdale forest (Yorkshire), and Loxley (Yorkshire).

There is a long distance footpath about 105 miles in length, which runs from Nottingham Castle to Edwinstowe. It passes through Sherwood Forest and other places of interest. Sherwood or Shirewood Forest is home to the ‘Major Oak’, which was supposedly the outlaw’s primary headquarters.

There is also a medieval hermitage, which was in the care of an old monk in the Sherwood region, Lyndhurst, where you can also find Friar Tuck’s well. Visit the Sherwood Forest Visitor’s Centre and you get to meet guides rigged out in true outlaw fashion with catchy medieval nicknames to boot.

They guide visitors through the forest, showing them places and trees of interest, and telling them tales of yore. Every year, the Robin Hood festival is held, where visitors really get the feel of those medieval times.

Nottingham Travel Guide & Places and Attractions in Nottingham

Loxley is believed to be the birthplace of Robin Hood, because he was referred to as Robert of Locksley in some of the old tales.

At Nottingham castle, you will find a modern statue depicting Robin Hood in battle stance with his bow. Apart from the thrill of touring a castle, where Robin Hood is said to have ended the Sheriff of Nottingham’s life (according to some versions of the tale), there are many antiquated paintings, armour and silverware, etc dating from various times in Nottingham’s rich history, (for up to 15 centuries ago) housed in the castle’s museum and art gallery.

The castle also conducts Robin Hood pageants where they convert the castle grounds into a medieval encampment, which includes a medieval alehouse and alchemist’s laboratory etc. They also have jousting tournaments and combat displays, featuring archery and other various sorts of entertainment. The visitors are also allowed to have a go at archery themselves.

Other places of interest include; Hathersage, where there is a grave that is said to be Little John’s, and does indeed bear an engraved inscription to that effect; Kirklee Priory in Yorkshire, which is believed to be a possible resting place of Robin Hood; the Church of St.

Mary at Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, where Maid Marian and Robin Hood are believed to have been married; Will Scarlet’s grave at St. Mary of the Purification. Blidworth, and more.

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