The legend of Robin Hood
If you are fascinated by the legend of Robin Hood, the heroic outlaw who stole from the rich and gave to the poor, you might want to visit Nottingham, the city where his story began. Nottingham is a place where history and legend come alive, where you can walk in the footsteps of Robin Hood and his Merry Men, and discover the secrets of Sherwood Forest.
Robin Hood is one of the world's best loved folk heroes and Nottinghamshire is proud to be his home. The legend of Robin Hood dates back to medieval times, when he was said to have lived in Sherwood Forest with his band of loyal followers, fighting against the tyranny of the Sheriff of Nottingham and Prince John. He was also known for his love for Maid Marian, whom he married at St Mary's Church in the Lace Market, near Mercure Nottingham City Centre George Hotel.
There are many places in Nottinghamshire where you can learn more about Robin Hood and his adventures. You can visit Nottingham Castle, where he famously clashed with the Sheriff and escaped from the dungeons. You can also see the Robin Hood Statue outside the castle gates, a symbol of Nottingham's pride and heritage. You can also take a Robin Hood Town Tour with a costumed guide who will show you around the historic sites and tell you stories about Robin Hood and his enemies.
One of the most popular attractions for Robin Hood fans is Sherwood Forest, the ancient woodland where he hid out with his Merry Men. Here you can see the Major Oak, a huge oak tree that is said to have been Robin Hood's shelter and meeting place. You can also explore the forest trails, visit the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, and join one of the many events and activities that celebrate Robin Hood's legacy.
If you are looking for a place to stay in Nottingham that will complement your Robin Hood experience, look no further than Mercure Nottingham City Centre George Hotel, the first hotel in Nottingham. Built in 1822, it is Nottingham's most historic hotel, with a stunning Georgian facade and elegant interiors. It is located in the heart of the city, close to many attractions, shops, restaurants and bars. Mercure Nottingham City Centre George Hotel offers comfortable and stylish rooms, free Wi-Fi, a fitness centre, and a restaurant and bar. It is the perfect hotel for your Nottingham adventure!Book Now