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Everyone has heard of Robin Hood, Nottinghamshire's most famous son and the world's favourite folk hero. His adventures have been retold down the generations, from medieval ballads to Hollywood blockbusters.
Forever associated with Nottingham and Sherwood Forest, there is no better place to learn more about the man and legend.
Your Robin Hood checklist...
- Explore landmarks associated with Robin Hood using our new Robin Hood Itinerary, developed in conjunction with VisitBritain and Visit Lincoln. Or explore the Sherwood Forest Adventurer's Map, which was created by the Jurys Inn, working in partnership with Sherwood Forest Trust.
- In Nottingham, you can explore the city and its history with Robin Hood himself, on the Robin Hood Town Tour. Join the knowledgeable 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.
- Robin Hood is also waiting for you at the castle - home of the Sheriff of Nottingham. Tim Pollard's Robin Hood Cave Tours will take you underground and into caves that are laced with history.
- Get the other side of the story, by exploring the Galleries of Justice with one of history's most notorious villains - the Sheriff of Nottingham. Robin's sworn enemy will bring Nottingham's grisly past to life, and show you the actual cave where it's believed that Robin Hood was held prisoner, before Little John helped him escape.
- Explore Sherwood Forest, and see beautiful woodland, including Robin's world-famous hideaway, the Major Oak.
- Stop and have your photograph taken with the Robin Hood statue outside Nottingham Castle. Each year crowds of people strike a pose next to our iconic statue - and many people check in and post their pictures on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter - share yours with us by tagging #LoveNotts.
- If you visit Sherwood Forest make sure you go to St Mary's Church in Edwinstowe, which is where Robin Hood and Maid Marian supposedly got married.
- Take part in one of our many Robin Hood themed events. Over the course of the year, Nottinghamshire hosts 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.
From cosy log cabins in the heart of Sherwood Forest to luxurious hotels with spa facilities, Nottinghamshire has a great selection of accommodation. Take advantage of these special offers to make your stay even more enjoyable.
From: Thursday, 1st January 2015
To: Saturday, 31st December 2016