International Robin Hood Day

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For centuries, the legend of Robin Hood has been spread far and wide around the globe. From hosting world class archery tournaments to a medieval pageant in his honour, the spirit of Nottinghamshire’s very own outlaw is still very much alive in the county today. It’s officially International Robin Hood Day on 29th October – discover the how you can retrace the footsteps of Nottinghamshire’s greatest hero.

Sherwood Forest

The stomping ground of Robin Hood, the forest has over 900 veteran oak trees including England’s Tree of the Year 2014, The Major Oak

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Major Oak

Still standing in Sherwood Forest, the ancient English oak is between 800 and 1,000 years old and is thought to be where Robin Hood and his Merry Men slept.

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St Mary’s Church Edwinstowe

Legend has it that Robin Hood and Maid Marian were married in this ancient church just outside the forest.

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Robin Hood Statue

Take your picture with Robin outside Nottingham Castle. The statue was unveiled by the Duchess of Portland in 1952 and has been visited by the likes Cilla Black and  Brian Clough, as well as appearing on the front page of the New York Times.

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Robin Hood Town Tour

Join Ezekial Bone as Robin Hood for an adventure around Nottingham. Follow a trail of historical facts and learn how simple ballads over 700 years old grew into one of the greatest stories ever told.

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Robin Hood Cave Tour

Explore the vast history that lies beneath Nottingham Castle in the company of the outlaw himself.

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Galleries of Justice

Robin Hood is believed to have been held captive by the Sheriff of Nottingham in an underground dungeon beneath what is now the Galleries of Justice Museum.  You can also visit a free Robin Hood exhibition on site.

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The Robin Hood Legacy

The Robin Hood Legacy is an interactive journey back through time to the world of Robin Hood. At the end of your tour, you will get to meet our Master Bowman and learn about the history of the Longbow, from prehistoric times to the modern day

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Posted on 28 October 2016
Featured author: Jessie

Nottingham native and fan of all things music, arts and animal related.

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