Known as the fabled home of Robin Hood, Nottinghamshire is inevitably a place of legend and adventure and where better to begin than in Sherwood Forest itself. This stretch of ancient woodland is home to beautiful walking routes and cycle trails as well as the estates and great houses of Clumber, Welbeck, Thoresby and Worksop, so it’s the perfect base for your holiday in Nottinghamshire. And the historic interest does not stop here - Holme Pierrepont Hall, Newstead Abbey and Nottingham Castle are magnificent reminders of the English Civil War, the region is one of the corners of Pilgrim Country and literary greats like Lord Byron and D.H. Lawrence were inspired here.
Nottingham itself is full of cafes, tea rooms and restaurants, not to mention museums, theatres and the intriguing City of Caves, and you could easily spend a weekend exploring its medieval buildings and contemporary galleries. Alternatively you could visit the picturesque market towns of Beeston, Retford and Mansfield, or head for the family-friendly attractions at White Post Farm, Sundown Adventure Land or Wheelgate Park. Whatever the weather, a holiday in Nottinghamshire has something to keep everyone entertained.