Live like a local with top tips from Robin Hood
It was announced in the Daily Mirror today that Ade Andrews, aka Robin Hood, has been shortlisted for English Tourism Week’s Tourism Superstar 2014!
Nottingham tour guide, Ade, is always in character and ready to burst with knowledge and passion about Nottingham. He is the face behind the successful Ezekial Bone Tours of Nottingham, with his Robin Hood Town Tour, which won Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence in 2013, and the popular Ezekial Bone Magic Lantern Tour where he recounts a fascinating story as the prestigious Theatre Royal’s resident ghost.
To show your support for our local candidate, head on over to the Daily Mirror website. Voting will commence on the 1st March 2014.
Fortunately, Ezekial Bone took some time out of his busy schedule to give us some of his top tips on how to live like a local in Notts.
Start the day with a traditional breakfast and real ale from the Navigation brewery in the old school surroundings of The Cross Keys, one of the finest pubs in town.
During any visit to Nottingham, you must experience Ade’s Robin Hood Town Tour! Join him on this top tourist attraction which takes place on various Saturdays; find out an updated list of dates here. Starting from The Cross Keys pub, the circular route includes the main sites of interest in the city centre and puts culture on the streets of this great city.
Make sure you don’t miss Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem during your visit, dating back to 1189 and reputed to be the oldest pub in England. Legend has it that the Crusader Knights drank gallons of ale there before going to fight in the Holy War for England. This is where the Robin Hood Town Tour finishes, and is a great pub to enjoy their selection of real ales whilst sat in a cave hewn into the living rock on which the Castle stands.
You must blow away the cobwebs with a stroll around the historic Lace Market. Being the oldest part of Nottingham, its cobbled streets are soaked in history and atmosphere. Walk through the graveyard of the ancient St Mary’s Church and tread in the footsteps of outlaws. It is said that Robin Hood came here in the ballad of ‘Robin Hood & the Monk’, c1450, and killed 12 of the Sheriff’s men.
During any visit, make sure you buy a Robin Hood hat – which can be purchased from the Tourist Information Centre in Smithy Row.
Locals do like to have a good time! With a city home to more bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants per square mile than any other city in Europe – you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Visit Ezekial Bone’s website for more information.