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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 December 2016
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 weeks ago 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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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

My wife and I visited Sherwood Forest with the main purpose being to see The Major Oak which was voted England's "Tree of the Year" in 2014. It's estimated age is between 800-1000 years old. The Major Oak is suffering from its old age and its branches have been supported for over 100 years firstly using chains, then wooden poles... More 

Thank Peter C
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

The trees were okay, but wanted them to be orange as it was Autumn. Not good enough, please sort this out for next year. But all in all the place itself is nice, especially if you like green trees.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and two children visited here 3/12/2016. Plenty of parking, tickets cost three pound with a refund in the cafe / visitors shop if you spend over 15 pounds. Well sign posted and taking on board people's different abilities be able to walk. Paths for wheelchairs and prams had a sturdier surface. Some very wet and muddy paths enabled... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Considering I was born in Lincoln its taken a long time to actually get here. It is well sign posted by road we passed through Edwinstowe. There is a fair sized car park where there is a £3 charge per car at weekends all year I was told and during school holidays. Hold onto your ticket you can get a... More 

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Such a lot to do and see here. Car park cost £3 for all day which was refundable in the visitor centre shop or cafe if you spent £25. We had a lovely walk through the forest to the major oak tree where Robin Hood is said to have hidden with his men. A short walk further on and you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Great place to visit relaxing walk through the forest 1000 year old tree is a must see Walking through history and amazing place and well signed posted for long leisurely walks

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