Nottinghamshire will be forever linked and is perhaps most famous for the legendary outlaw Robin Hood of Sherwood Forest fame, skilled archer and champion of the poor. Walk through Sherwood Forest to follow the footsteps of the Robin Hood and his Merry Men or perhaps trace the journey of the Pilgrims en route to the Americas. The National Trust’s Clumber Park is just south of Worksop.
Nottingham Castle is in the city of Nottingham at Castle Rock, along with the Robin Hood statue, medieval caves and Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem Inn – which lays claim to Britain’s oldest pub. The Lace Quarter is great for shopping and taking refreshments in cafes and restaurants.
The market town of Newark is home to both Newark Castle, The National Civil War Centre and Kelham Hall set alongside the River Trent where you can explore the grounds and enjoy a picnic or the tea room. Nearby you will find the Newark Air Museum collection.
Other sites of interest in the county include Creswell Crags, Southwell Minster, Wollaton Hall & Park, Holme Pierrepoint Hall and Newstead Abbey, Lord Byron’s ancestral seat.
Nottingham is also famous for football – Notts County is the oldest football county in the country, whilst Brian Clough’s Nottingham Forest won the European Cup on two occasions and cricket at Trent Bridge.
The landlocked county of Nottinghamshire in the Midlands, home to the legend of Robin Hood, is surrounded by the counties of South Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire..
Nottinghamshire is home to just over a 1 million people, the county town is Nottingham and there are other large towns at Newark, Retford and Mansfield.