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Robin Hood Two Day Itinerary

Robin Hood Two Day Itinerary

Outlaw, visionary and bane of the establishment, everyone knows the tale of Nottingham's hero Robin Hood - who stole from the rich to give to the poor. With the majestic Sherwood Forest on our doorstep, and a rich history of rebellion to explore in the city, there is no better place to learn more about the man and legend so for a true outlaw experience, enjoy our Robin Hood itinerary.


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Please note: the second day of this itinerary is recommended for Saturdays during March – October only.


Day 1 | Morning


Start your day with a delicious breakfast baguette in the café at the new state-of-the-art Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre. The centre’s curved form, created by staggered roof beams, reflects the forest environment and the way Robin Hood and his men, according to legend, used the trees as homes and shelter for protection.

Following brekkie, take some time to peruse the new visitor centre – there’s lots to see and learn there, from the wonderful wildlife that makes its home in Sherwood Forest, to the legend of Robin Hood and his infamous merry men. There’s also a fantastic shop to visit, an outdoor amphitheatre and a brand-new play area where little Maid Marians and Little Johns can let off some steam.

It’s now time to head into the heart of Sherwood Forest, home of the famous outlaw himself. Go it alone and discover wonders of the forest yourself or pick up a trail guide from the visitor centre for inspiration. These varied trails give information about the brilliant wildlife, age-old legends and oak trees that fill the forest, so whether you are inspired by the mighty trees or on the hunt for Robin Hood, find the trail that is best for you. Make sure not to miss the famous timeworn beauty The Major Oak, where Robin Hood is said to have hidden in alongside his band of merry men! However you choose to explore, there’s lots to find in this ancient forest.
 

Day 1 | Afternoon


Feeling a little peckish after all that outlaw exploration? Jump in the car and drive for just six minutes to the delightful Ollerton Watermill and Teashop. Dating back to 1713, this mill is the only working watermill in the whole of Nottinghamshire! Enjoy fresh salads, hearty sandwiches, homemade quiches or mouth-watering slabs of cake while taking in lovely views of the nearby river.

Please note that Ollerton Watermill and Teashop is closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Open on bank holiday Mondays and then closed Tuesday and Wednesday. If on the day of your visit Ollerton Watermill and Teashop is shut, the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre café serves lunch.

Once your lunch has settled, it’s time for some archery in Sherwood Forest! Learn to use a bow and arrow just like our outlaw hero at Adrenalin Jungle, an eight-minute drive from Ollerton Watermill. This one-hour archery course will give you the chance to learn how to shoot arrows on target. Unfortunately, there’s no Sheriff of Nottingham to aim for as you send those quivering feathered arrows whistling through the air, but you’ll still be aiming for gold as you stand opposite the bullseye, bow in hand.

The final stop of your Nottinghamshire Robin Hood itinerary is the historic village of Edwinstowe. On the High Street, you’ll be greeted by a wonderful statue of Robin and Maid Marian, and a short stroll further up into the village, you will find the beautiful medieval church of St Mary’s, where it’s said that Robin Hood married Maid Marian. The church, which in its current guise dates back to around 1175, is often open during the summer months, but visitors are advised to phone in advance if they are coming some distance.
 

Day 1 | Evening


Time for tea! Your evening meal and abode at which you’ll rest your weary head for the night is at Forest Lodge Hotel and Pub, situated opposite St Mary’s Church. This 18th century coaching inn boasts two cosy bar areas with roaring open fires oak beamed ceilings, local ales and the best in seasonal produce.

Additionally, The Forest Lodge is accredited to four-star standard with the AA and is rated under the National Accessible Scheme. Of the 13 rooms at the hotel, larger ones are available for families. You can leave your car in The Forest Lodge car park while you wander around Edwinstowe – just be sure to check in first.


DAY TWO


Please note: day two of this itinerary is recommended for Saturdays in March – October. If you wish to complete day two of this itinerary on a Sunday or a weekday, please contact Ezekiel Bone regarding the arrangement of a private Robin Hood Town Tour.
 

Day 2 | Morning


It’s time to head into Nottingham city, which is roughly a 45-minute drive from Edwinstowe. Spend the morning meandering through the city centre streets, which were once the stomping ground of Robin Hood, enjoying the variety of independent shops such as Dukki Design and cafes like 200 Degrees.
 

Day 2 | Afternoon


Enjoy lunch at the stunning Pitcher & Piano, which is housed in a grade II listed church in Nottingham's oldest district, The Lace Market. You’ll be amazed by the interior of this relaxed bar and restaurant: beautiful stained-glass windows, exposed brick archways and stylish furniture. Graze on small plates such as lemongrass tempura chicken and beetroot hummus and toasted pitta, or tuck into a main of sesame coated cod loin or a delicious burger.

For 2pm, head to The Cross Keys pub on Byard Lane in the historic Lace Market. From here, Ezekiel Bone’s award-winning Robin Hood Town Tour will commence at 2pm every Saturday from March – October (be sure to contact Ezekial Bone in advance to check availability and book your place, private tours are avilable throughout the year by appointment). Adults and children alike will love this fun adventure around Nottingham, as you follow a trail of historical facts to discover the truth, with Robin Hood himself leading the way. Learn how simple ballads over 700 years old grew into one of the greatest stories ever told! You’ll also see the town's key sites of interest and learn about its history and culture.
 

Day 2 | Evening


The Robin Hood Town Tour will end at Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem, England’s oldest inn, dating back to 1189, where if you wish to, you can enjoy a pint of ale or two with Robin. This legendary pub is nestled beneath the cliff on which Nottingham's historic castle* stands, and was once a well-known pit stop for crusader knights and outlaws such as our very own Robin Hood. Here you can indulge in a hearty evening meal – there’s loads of traditional pub classics to pick from, as well as some truly unique options such as jerk duck nachos.

To conclude your outlaw adventure, take a short walk up Castle Road for a fantastic photo opportunity. You'll find our famous Robin Hood Statue standing outside Nottingham Castle, the point of his arrow aimed at the gatehouse and the establishment within. 

* Please Note: Due to a fantastic £29.8m Heritage Lottery Funded grant, Nottingham Castle will be closed from 1st July 2018 until 2020. Please visit the Nottingham Castle website for updates and information.

Product Information

  1. Address

    Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre and National Nature Reserve, Forest Corner, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, NG21 9RN

    Tel:

    01623 677321
  2. Address

    Market Place, Ollerton, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG22 9AA

    Tel:

    01623 822469
  3. Adrenalin Jungle

    Sherwood Forest , Nottingham

    Address

    The Jungle Activity Centre, Deerdale Lane, Sherwood Forest, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG22 8SY

    Tel:

    01623 883980
  4. Edwinstowe

    Edwinstowe

    Address

    Church Street, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, NG21 9QA

    Tel:

    01623 824545
  5. Address

    Church Street, Edwinstowe, Mansfield, Notts, NG21 9QA

    Tel:

    (01623) 822430
  6. Forest Lodge

    Edwinstowe

    4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars Inn

    Address

    2-4 Church Street, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, NG21 9QA

    Tel:

    +44 (0)1623 824443
  7. Dukki

    Nottingham

    Address

    18 St James's Street, Nottingham, NG1 6FG

    Tel:

    +44(0)115 9413 800
  8. Address

    Flying Horse Walk, Nottingham, Notts, NG1 2HN

    Tel:

    0115 837 3150
  9. The Cross Keys

    Nottingham

    Address

    15 Byard Lane, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 2GJ

    Tel:

    +44 (0)115 914 7898
  10. Robin Hood Town Tour

    Fletcher Gate, Nottingham

    Address

    Starts at The Cross Keys Pub, Byard Lane, Fletcher Gate, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 2GJ

    Tel:

    +44(0)7941 210986
  11. Address

    1 Brewhouse Yard, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 6AD

    Tel:

    0115 9473171

Itinerary Distances

FromToDistance * (metric)
Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre & National Nature Reserve (53.20295,-1.06399)Ollerton Watermill & Teashop (53.19847,-1.02237)2.54
Ollerton Watermill & Teashop (53.19847,-1.02237)Adrenalin Jungle (53.15933,-1.05675)4.43
Adrenalin Jungle (53.15933,-1.05675)Edwinstowe (53.19494,-1.06477)3.6
Edwinstowe (53.19494,-1.06477)St Mary's Church Edwinstowe (53.19521,-1.06437)0.04
St Mary's Church Edwinstowe (53.19521,-1.06437)Forest Lodge (53.19586,-1.06458)0.07
Forest Lodge (53.19586,-1.06458)Dukki (52.95298,-1.1525)24.91
Dukki (52.95298,-1.1525)200 Degrees Coffee Shop, Flying Horse Walk (52.95321,-1.14871)0.23
200 Degrees Coffee Shop, Flying Horse Walk (52.95321,-1.14871)The Cross Keys (52.95161,-1.14635)0.21
The Cross Keys (52.95161,-1.14635)Robin Hood Town Tour (52.95212,-1.14654)0.05
Robin Hood Town Tour (52.95212,-1.14654)Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem (52.94863,-1.15156)0.46
Total Distance *36.53 miles
Estimated Journey Time1.18 hours

* Approximate distance by road

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