In search of Robin Hood

There are traces of Notts' most famous resident Robin Hood all over the city & surrounding areas! Here's some you can experience:

Robin Hood's Statue

Located near Nottingham Castle on Robin Hood's Lawn. The 2m high bronze statue was sculpted by James Woodford. It's estimated that it should last for 6,000 years! Around the statue are bronze images showing scenes from the Robin Hood legends. People come from all over the world to get their photo taken with it! Just a short walk (5mins max.) from Old Market Square and Igloo Hybrid.

Robin Hood Walk

Ezekial Bone is Robin Hood for the twenty-first century! This is the definitive way to learn all about the Robin Hood legend and to see the best Nottingham has to offer. Join the ‘Official Outlaw’ on an adventure around Nottingham as you follow a trail of historical facts to discover the truth. Learn how simple ballads over 700 years old grew into one of the greatest stories ever told! This fun exploration of the legend is told against the theatrical back drop of the City. As you visit places associated with Robin Hood, you will also see the town's key sites of interest and learn about its history and culture. The tour ends at Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem where Robin Hood invites you to drink ales with him! Igloo guests get 1/3 off the price! Just ask at reception. For full details/times CLICK HERE.

Robin Hood Festival

This is the annual festival's 33rd year running! Located within Sherwood Forest between 31st July - 6th August 2017. The festival includes forest walks, craft stalls, falconry, reenactments and fun interactive history. Entry is FREE. Parking is £5 or you can get the Sherwood Arrow bus for £5.80 return ticket or £10 return ticket for 2 or more peope travelling from Victoria Centre Bus Station.

Robin Hood Legacy

A new attraction to Nottingham, based on Friar Lane. Travel back in time through a state of the art audio-visual experience in the shadow of Nottingham Castle. Hear tales of Robin Hood's daring heroism. Learn the holy craft of ale-brewing from Friar Tuck and stand trial before the infamous Sheriff of Nottingham and come face to face with the legend himself! Open 7 days a week, admission is £9.95 for adults but you can also find a £2 off admission voucher valid until 31st August on

Sherwood Forest and Major Oak

Legend has it that Robin Hood, Maid Marion, and the Merry Men lived in Sherwood Forest and specifically the Major Oak back in the 1200s. It's one of England's most ancient woodlands! Once a royal hunting forest, it covers 450 acres and contains more than 1000 oak trees, most of which are over 500 years old. There is a visitor centre with exhibits and shops too. If you don't have a car The Sherwood Arrow bus will get you there, it runs regularly from the city. READ MORE about Sherwood Forest's fascinating history.

You can read more about the legends of Robin Hood HERE and check out more Robin Hood experiences HERE