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Sherwood Forest Country Park - Mansfield, England, United Kingdom
20 Jul — 21 Jul2
Sherwood Forest Country Park - Mansfield, England, United Kingdom
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About Sherwood Forest Country Park

The legend of Robin Hood fills Sherwood Forest in the north of Nottinghamshire, England. With its towering oak trees and rolling woodland pastures, this is a quaint place for visitors to get back to nature and wander through indigenous English landscapes. But most visitors are here for the mythical stories, celebrated at an annual Robin Hood Festival and the ancient oaks identified as the hero’s favourite hideouts.

The forest rises south of Worksop and north of Mansfield, a small remnant of what used to be a huge royal hunting ground. It’s said that the Major Oak tree was where Robin Hood and his merry men would hide, and while the story is mostly fictional, there’s no denying that this is an impressive sight. It’s one of many towering oaks that can be seen on the walking trails through the forest. The week-long Robin Hood Festival takes place every year, with characters dressed in medieval attire and plenty of entertainment from a past era, including jousters, fire eaters, jugglers, rat catchers, alchemists. A more permanent fixture beneath the canopy is a collection of local birds that includes nightjars, woodlarks, and hawfinches.

The Visitor Centre is a ten-minute walk from the village of Edwinstowe and contains detailed information on the walking trails. Buses from Nottingham, Worksop, and Mansfield stop in Edwinstowe, and there is ample parking at the visitor centre. Mansfield has the closest train station. Gates to the forest are usually closed just before sunset.

The exact origins of Robin Hood are unclear, but he is the hero in poems and ballads from the 14th century onwards. With his working class roots and mantra of “robbing from the rich and giving to the poor”, he was already a legend by the 15th century. His story has been reenacted in Robin Hood games, a tradition that dates back over 500 years.

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  • What are the best hotels near Sherwood Forest Country Park?

    The Dukeries Lodge is a very popular hotel near Sherwood Forest Country Park, with a score of 7.0 from 793 reviews. The Forest Lodge (8.5 from 660 reviews) is also a highly rated Sherwood Forest Country Park hotel, based on recent feedback from HotelsCombined users.

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    Z Hotel is a hotel near Johor Bahru City Square that is popular with HotelsCombined users, scoring 8.8 across 4,078 reviews.

  • What is a good hotel in Sherwood Forest Country Park near Sentosa?

    Village Hotel Sentosa by Far East Hospitality is rated 8.6 from 4,286 reviews and is close to Sentosa.

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    If you’re planning to stay near Desaru Beach, you should consider Lotus Desaru Beach Resort, which has a score of 7.9 from 6,185 reviews.

  • How much do hotels in Sherwood Forest Country Park cost?

    The average price of a hotel in Sherwood Forest Country Park is S$ 64 per night, based on the last 3 days’ data.

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    HotelsCombined users have found cheap hotels near Sherwood Forest Country Park starting from S$ 55 per night in the last 3 days.

  • What are the most popular landmarks to visit in Sherwood Forest Country Park?

    The most popular landmarks in Sherwood Forest Country Park are Johor Bahru City Square (in Johor Bahru), Sentosa (in Singapore), and Desaru Beach (in Bandar Penawar) according to our user data. If you plan to visit any of these, we recommend finding a hotel nearby to cut down on travel time.

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