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Robin Hood

Outlaw, visionary and bane of the establishment, everyone knows the tale of Nottingham's hero, Robin Hood - who stole from the rich to give to the poor.

Robin Hood is one of the world’s best loved folk heroes, and Nottinghamshire is proud to be the motherland of this spirited outlaw. Uniting universal themes of adventure, altruism and rebellion, his adventures have been retold down the generations, from medieval ballads to Hollywood blockbusters.

With the majestic Sherwood Forest on our doorstop, and a rich history of rebellion to explore in the city, there is no better place to learn more about the man and legend.

Read on to discover all the must-see Robin Hood attractions in Nottinghamshire…

  • Seek out landmarks associated with Robin Hood using our Robin Hood Itinerary, developed in conjunction with VisitBritain and Visit Lincoln.
  • Bring your adventure to life with the rustic Sherwood Forest Adventurer's Map. Created by the Jurys Inn, working in partnership with Sherwood Forest Trust, it is available to download to print off – perfect for turning kids into miniature explorers!
  • In Nottingham, you can explore the city and its history with Robin Hood himself, on the Robin Hood Town Tour. Join expert of Nottinghamshire history Ezekial Bone on an adventure of the city and discover how simple ballads over 700 years old grew into one of the greatest stories ever told.
  • Explore the beautiful woodland of Sherwood Forest, including Robin's world-famous hideaway the ancient Major Oak, pick up some archery skills, or learn how to survive in the woods with a bush craft course at Sherwood Pines.
  • Stop and have your photograph taken with the iconic Robin Hood statue outside Nottingham Castle. Each year crowds of people strike a pose next to old Robin and we love seeing your photos! Check in and post your pictures on social media with the tag #LoveNotts.
  • If you visit Sherwood Forest take a quick trip to the town of Edwinstowe where you will find St Mary’s Church. This medieval church is over 800 years old and is supposedly where Robin Hood and Maid Marian got married!
  • Over the course of the year, Nottinghamshire hosts a variety of events themed around the noble outlaw, including the Robin Hood Festival at Sherwood Forest and the Robin Hood Pageant at Nottingham Castle. There's also the annual Robin Hood Beer Festival at Nottingham Castle and the Robin Hood Half Marathon to look forward to.
  • Check out The Robin Hood Experience, just a stone’s throw from Nottingham Castle, where you can pick up gifts and souvenirs, hear tales from medieval characters and learn more about the medieval era of Robin Hood.

    • Robin Hood Itinerary

      Robin Hood Itinerary

    • Adventurer's Map

      Adventurer's Map

      The Sherwood Forest Adventurer's Map is a new map which offers a tourist trail to visitors to Robin Hood country.

    • Sherwood Forest

      Sherwood Forest

      Forever associated as Robin Hood's home, find out all about the country parks and forests that make up this beautiful landscape.

    • Robin Hood Legend

      Robin Hood Legend

      Learn all about the truth behind the legend of Robin Hood from the six original tales that have been told through the centuries.

    • Robin Hood Attractions

      Robin Hood Attractions

      Search through our list of Robin Hood attractions and experience archery in Sherwood Forest and much, much more.

    • Major Oak

      Major Oak



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