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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Sherwood Forest Country Park Swinecote Road | Sherwood Forest Country Park, NG21 9HN, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 12 May 2012

A wonderful villa with lots of surrounding space. Detached with parking to the front, a massive bonus on arrival and departure. Secluded on its own and situated just down a slight dip from the left of the cycle centre. Very close and within walking distance...More

13  Thank CenkWho
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 2 February 2015

oh deary me! as a child I watched every Robin Hood programme/film going. I was mesmerised. I spent the next 20+ years waiting for the opportunity to arise to go. family gathered, dogs bundled into car we set off. I was in my mid 30's...More

5  Thank xena72
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Visited here last week. Have to say I was let down by the experience. It is NOT a forest, despite being called that. This is more of a local park than a forest. It's basically a cluster of sparse trees with the mighty oak in...More

Thank RougeFox
Reviewed 1 week ago

The adventures of Robin Hood was one of my childhood's favourite book and then there were movies and TV series, so when I finally organized a trip to Sherwood Forest for myself and for my kids everything was well prepared "theoretically" and the expectations were...More

1  Thank CoventryCrusader
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Sherwood Forest for the first time in a couple of years. Surprised by the fact that the original car park had been re-located to the opposite side of the main road some 200 yards further into edwinstowe village. Quite a trek away from the...More

Thank Eddie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

My son is so upset,no longer can we go for the best Sunday lunch ever.we have been going for years ,loved going for lunch and then a ramble around the forest.what a travesty ,why?

2  Thank Gaynor S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on the way back from London and we had fun walking through the forest and seeing the Major Oak. The craft shops were nice as well.

Thank Stacie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We normally visit the forest 2 or 3 times a year with our dogs and have always had a great time. The car park was right in the middle of the park and the visitors centre, despite being old, felt very traditional with shops and...More

1  Thank Neil W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Planning on visiting Robin Hoods stomping ground, well it's changed a bit recently due to legal ranifications when the law stated that all forests had to be returned to their natural habitat by 2010, well the County Council are a few years out on that...More

Thank AdrianFoSF
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oh my, the forest is such a beautiful peaceful place and used to have a wonderfully quirky - and relevant - visitor centre which was all about the real reason to be in Sherwood Forest - Robin Hood and our ancient Woodlands. And then someone...More

Thank OffOutAndAbout
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The new much heralded and very expensive visitor centre is a complete failure to achieve a good first reaction. First floor is taken up with the whole floor selling tacky Poundland style offerings at hiked prices. What rubber snakes and skeletons have to do with...More

2  Thank Woolyman16
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the new Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre just a few days after it had opened.The highlight of the day was probably the walk to the Major Oak, although the distance of approximately one mile was further than expected. The visitor centre was little more...More

Thank Clive M
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21ukchip
17 June 2018|
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Response from oshadhi19 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's called Sherwood arrow, they don't run always. Better check times coz we missed @ 11 am bus. Bus directly goes into the forest & they pick you from the forest. No need to worry.
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Lynsey F
29 May 2018|
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Response from Karen P | Reviewed this property |
As with most places in the UK, dogs are welcome
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berbill064
23 April 2017|
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Response from Claire D | Reviewed this property |
No cycling signs on the routes to the major oak Have not seen any other cycle routes only bridle.
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