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Nottinghamshire makes the shortlist in England’s Hall of Fame

Robin Hood could feature in landmark exhibition to mark St George’s Day

VisitEngland’s Hall of Fame app re-opens during English Tourism Week for The People’s Choice vote

Robin Hood has been shortlisted from almost 1,000 claims to fame in the national tourist board’s Hall of Fame campaign. The voting public now has until 13th April to make sure Robin – who is one of the finalists in The Great, The Good and the Notorious category – makes it through to England’s ultimate claim to fame.

The search to establish England’s Hall of Fame began in February when VisitEngland asked the public to submit their suggestions on what England has brought to the world and what makes the country such a diverse and fascinating place to visit and explore. From Harry Potter to James Bond, the mini skirt to the tuxedo, The Beatles to punk music and the Magna Carta to the World Wide Web, the Hall of Fame app has received almost 1,000 submissions.

The world-famous legend of Robin Hood is rooted in Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire. Discover more about the Nottingham’s lovable rogue on a guided tour with the man himself, acquaint yourself with the city’s most historic spots or fire your best arrow on an archery course in the forest where the legend began.

Jennifer Spencer, Chief Executive, Experience Nottinghamshire: “We are pleased to see that Robin Hood is one of England’s top 60 shortlisted claims to fame. Robin Hood is renowned the world over as Nottinghamshire’s most famous outlaw and the next step is for members of the public to vote for him on the VisitEngland Hall of Fame.”

The public submitted their hometown or favourite holiday spot’s greatest claim to fame under the following categories: The Great, The Good and the Notorious; Inventions & Discoveries; Food & Drink; History & Heritage; Culture & Entertainment and Sport & Leisure. A panel of experts have spent weeks trawling through these claims to fame to select the top 60 (10 per category) in time for English Tourism Week (29th March – 6th April). Now the Hall of Fame app is set to re-open on 2nd April asking the public to vote for England’s ultimate claim to fame.

Robin Hood is one of the top 60 claims in the country which can be viewed at www.englandshallsoffame.com. The public have until 13th April to vote for their favourite.

The People’s Choice will go on display, alongside 18 of the best claims to fame (a bronze, silver and gold per category) in a one-off exhibition on London’s Southbank. Launching on St George’s Day (23rd April) and running until 30th April, VisitEngland’s Hall of Fame exhibition at the Southbank’s Observation Point will celebrate what England has brought to the world and what makes the country such a diverse and fascinating place to visit and explore.

Vote for Robin at www.englandshalloffame.com, and on VisitEngland’s Facebook page from 2nd April. Use #EnglandsHOF and #VoteRobin on social media.

Posted on 02 April 2014

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