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Sherwood Forest

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Address: Sherwood Forest Country Park Swinecote Road | Sherwood Forest Country Park, NG21 9HN, England
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+44 1623 823202

Visit the legendary home of Robin Hood at Sherwood Forest Country Park...

Visit the legendary home of Robin Hood at Sherwood Forest Country Park which is a 450 acre site within the wider Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve. The visitor centre includes a café, two shops, toilets and a short film show about the history of Sherwood Forest and the Nottinghamshire Dukeries, plus a small but interesting Robin Hood exhibition. Woodland walk to the Major Oak. Many of the oak trees here are veterans several hundreds of years old. Waymarked paths enable visitors to explore the native oak and birch woodland, interspersed by heathland and grassland. A car park charge of £3 applies every day through the main season (£5 during the Robin Hood Festival 1st - 8th August 2016)

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Wonderful walks even in winter

I know places like this must be amazing in spring and summer with everything being lush and green, but I still enjoyed myself here. There's plenty of songbirds to entertain you... read more

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Lee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we took 3 grandchildren ages 3-7 away for a mini break, , they were in their element, what a place to go

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a place! I've never seen so many types of tree's, and the sound of all the birds was just beautiful. Lovely walk with a cup of tea. The Major Oak was just amazing..so old yet so beautiful. Would love to visit again in the summer x

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice walk in the forest to look at the big oak. A relaxing area in the Sherwood Forest. Easy to park, cost £3 for a car. There's a cafe in the visitors Center, but I recommend to take your on with you to enjoy outside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I know places like this must be amazing in spring and summer with everything being lush and green, but I still enjoyed myself here. There's plenty of songbirds to entertain you, while they sit on open branches. There are three paths depending on how long you want to walk and nothing was strenuous. I believe all paths bring you to... More 

Thank LauraLeeTraveler
Mansfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely walk round the woods to see the tree good place to get out and get some exercise and the kids learn a little too

Thank shelandliam
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Never visited here much as a kid but since being able to drive i have had some wonderful walks exploring the ancient woodland. I think its got a historical feel to the place and is very special and peaceful. Plenty of bird life with friendly robins and various tits at feeding stations for all to see. Pathways are well maintained... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

on our day trip to Nottinghamshire, popped here to see the Major Oak however it was very muddy and slippery in the forest so we didn't venture that far. would have been a nice walk (20 minutes each way) had it have been dry and not muddy. we will have to come back later in the year. waisted £3 on... More 

Thank Andy M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Visited here as a child on a school trip and how nice it was to be returning. rSignage to the attraction was via the brown tourism signs, Parking was plentiful and on our particular free. Toilets were very clean and walkways suitable for prams. The blue walk is suitable for young ones to walk takes about 20 minutes. The major... More 

Thank LisaCalvert
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Had a amazing morning walking through the forest with our dogs , the wildlife is amazing and so quiet

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I love walking in Sherwood Forest as it is the ideal place to easily get away from it all. There are miles of peaceful secluded paths and often I rarely meet anyone until returning to the car park. Major Oak should be visited at least once but after that take advantage of the many footpaths. Search out the stone locating... More 

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