Nottinghamshire is famous for being Robin Hood Country and has many attractions for visitors. There are many historical sites in the country ranging from Retford where ancient traditions can be found along with some history of the Pilgrim Fathers to Worksop where the Dukeries of Nottinghamshire played a large part. Many heraldic crests can be seen all over this historic town.
In Nottingham spend time at the famous castle and visit the Sherwood Foresters Regimental Museum. At quaint Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem have a drink in what is reputed to be England’s oldest pub. At Creswell Crags visit some ice age caverns, and in Nottingham the National Ice centre is an excellent place for skating. There are many hotels and restaurants in and around the city and excellent local food production in the rural areas.
Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve is made up of several country parks and has Major Oak at its centre which was believed to be the original meeting point for Robin Hood and his Merry Men. Clumber Park was the hunting ground of King John, and nearby Newstead Abbey was the home of Lord Byron. There are several trails in the Forest including a Robin Hood Trail with the key historic locations of this British legend.
At Southwell a preserved Victorian Workhouse is a popular attraction and within Nottingham the historic Wollaton Hall and Greens Windmill attract visitors. There is whitewater rafting at the National Watersports Centre, and off road cycling in Sherwood Pines. Nottingham is also known for its historic lace, and has a good market and shopping centre. With Rock City and Trent FM Arena there are god live music concert venues. Nottinghamshire has many attractions within the county and it is worth a stay to explore.