We don’t think Nottinghamshire holidays could be more fun if they tried. Even if you’ve never visited, the tale of Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest has captured imaginations for so long that you’ll already know all about it, and true to the legends, the county’s just the place to rediscover your love of the Great Outdoors and a little adventure.
We’ll start with Sherwood Forest. Supposedly the stomping ground of Robin Hood and his Merry Men, the forest is a 30 mile area of ancient sun-dappled woodland, and it’s still home to a collection of gorgeous country parks that make it easy to explore the parts of the forest that have remained untouched for centuries.
Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve and Sherwood Pines Forest Park make great starting points, and they’re both stunning spaces to spend some time. Sherwood Pines has a bike hire shop too, and thanks to a selection of cycle trails (from easy peasy ones to more challenging choices), it’s a favourite with cyclists.
Nottingham Castle is one of the county’s most enthralling attractions, and it sits high on a mound of rock, closely guarding its secrets. The castle’s also home to a museum and gardens, so it’s an all-weather attraction with something for all ages. Now it’s time to delve a little deeper into Nottinghamshire and its history…by venturing into the county’s historic caves. Creswell Crags has a history that spans more than 50,000 years, and the caves that sit quietly in this striking limestone gorge are even home to Ice Age cave drawings that fascinate visitors.
Even when you’re strolling the streets of Nottingham, you’ll be walking above a series of historic caves deep underground. The City of Caves attraction takes visitors deep into the sandstone caves found beneath the city, and actor guides bring the whole history of the dwellings to life.
Steal back to your Nottinghamshire holiday cottage, put your feet up and plan your next adventure in this magnificent county!