Robin Hood: where to see Britain's greatest myths and legends





To coincide with the release of Ridley Scott's Robin Hood, we offer a guide to visiting the attractions associated with Britain's most legendary historical and mythical figures.

The legendary outlaw and his Merry Men are most commonly portrayed as residents of Sherwood Forest, near the Nottinghamshire village of Edwinstowe. The massive Major Oak tree – with a circumference of 33 feet – is said to be the shelter where Robin Hood slept, while the Church of St. Mary, in Edwinstowe, may be where he tied the knot with Maid Marian.

The annual Robin Hood Festival will be held in August (www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/robinhoodfestival), while fun and games are also scheduled on May Day.

See www.sherwoodforest.org.uk for more information.

Sherwood Forest is also home to a Centre Parcs (www.centerparcs.co.uk), where aspiring young bandits can practice their archery.


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