Nottinghamshire is one of the most famous regions in England. The legend of Robin Hood began here. Sherwood Forest, the city of Nottingham, and every other part of the legend can be found in Nottinghamshire.
Accommodation in the region is easy enough to find. There are hostels, hotels and other places to stay to be found everywhere. Cleanliness and safety are emphasized on at the hostels for a far better experience overall. There are also campsites and bed and breakfasts located in the towns and cities of the region.
Walks are the best feature in the region. The Creswell Crags are a great area to explore. Caves once popular amongst Victorian noblewomen, the Crags are also home to artwork from the early Ice Age. This is one of the only places in England with this type of historic artwork to be found.
If a retreat is what you need, there are campsites within Sherwood forest, so you can live like Robin Hood and his merry men. Travelers can engage in activities like archery and cycling as well as horse riding. Other trails and parks include the Byron Trail, an homage to Lord Byron (the poet).
For movie buffs, a special surprise awaits in the form of Wayne Manor from the movie A Dark Knight Rises, filmed on location in Nottinghamshire at Wollaton Hall. There are many museums as well including the Galleries of Justice Museum and the City of Caves. St. Mary’s Church in Edwinstone, where Robin Hood was rumored to have married the Maid Marion, can also be visited.
Nottingham and the surrounding countryside were also the scene of the Civil War in the 1600s, where King Charles I, one of the remaining Royalists, rose in arms against the Parliamentarian forces. Today, the ruins of Newark Castle can be visited as well as the plaque on Standard Hill that commemorates the battles fought.
The region also has some great dining options and a varied cuisine. You can travel the world in food here, eating local cuisine at the public houses and restaurants or international cuisine in the cities. Every year, the Robin Hood Beer and Cider festival also takes place. With local produce being emphasized on, eating healthy is easy enough when you stay in Nottinghamshire.
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