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Robin Hood Legend

The question on people's lips worldwide... who was Robin Hood? Does anyone really know the story behind our 'man in green'? We'll help you search for the man behind the legend. To understand the character of Robin Hood. To assemble his band of Merry Men and discover more about his enemies.

You'll see how Robin Hood became a hero for any age. And follow his influence around the world through books, television and film.

Lythe and listen Gentlemen
Who be of Free born blood
I will tell you of a bold yeoman
His name was Robin Hood

The Lytell Gest of Robyn Hode (late 15th century)

Let the adventures begin

All journeys need a starting point. Perhaps your tour of Robin Hood country begins at the Major Oak or Nottingham Castle. The best place to begin your exploration of the legend is with the six original tales.

    • Robin Hood's Enemies

      Robin Hood's Enemies

      We look at the characters and roles of Robin Hood's enemies including the Sheriff of Nottingham, Prince John and Guy of Gisborne.

    • The Merry Men

      The Merry Men

      Always around in the depiction of the Robin Hood legend we look at the band of outlaws that support Robin on his japes against the Sheriff.

    • Robin's character

      Robin's character

      Media has always portrayed Robin in different ways over the years. We try and look at tehse together with the real stories to find out the truth.

    • The Original Tales

      The Original Tales

      The origins of the Robin Hood legend can be traced back to the six original tales and ballads that have been passed down through the centuries.

    • The Real Robin Hood

      The Real Robin Hood

      Robin Hood has been fiercely debated over the years and we try to uncover the truth of the man behind the legend.

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    Accommodation

    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, 31st July 2014

    To: Wednesday, 31st December 2014

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