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Robin Hood

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.

  • 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.

    • 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



Special offers

  1. 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, 1st January 2015

    To: Sunday, 31st December 2017

Things to Do Highlights...

Sherwood Forest Country Park & Visitor Centre

Sherwood Forest Country Park & Visitor Centre

Once part of a royal hunting forest, Sherwood Forest Country Park covers 450 acres and incorporates...

National Justice Museum

National Justice Museum

Open Seven days a week from 10am At the National Justice Museum we inspire people of all ages...

Sundown Adventureland

Sundown Adventureland

Sundown Adventureland is a well-established theme park uniquely designed for the under 10s, but...

Ezekial Bone Tours of Nottingham

Ezekial Bone Tours of Nottingham

Bones Unique and Original Tours Bones Unique & Original Tours are treasure trails of fabulous...