Join Robin Hood and his merry men and visit the county of Nottinghamshire on your next caravan holiday – maybe you’ll even meet your Maid Marion!
Famed for being the home of Robin Hood, caravan and camping visitors to the area can wonder round the 450 acres of Sherwood Forest looking for proof of the fictional legend, keeping an eye out for the 800 year old Major Oak tree which is still producing acorns. Go to the Sherwood Observatory and take in the views of the forest. Or try the Rufford and Rushcliffe Country Parks for a bit of a change. The Attenborough Nature Reserve also offers caravanners the change to learn more about wildlife, and they do have a gold award for eco-tourism so are pretty up to date.
Lying on the old Roman Fosse Way (road) Nottinghamshire is brimming with old ruins from Roman settlements to Saxon ruins, and there is plenty to do from getting locked in Nottingham Castle, being creative in The Harley Gallery to praying in Welbeck Abbey, shopping in the city centre or walking the corridors of Nottingham’s Universities.
It may be a surprise to hear but Nottingham also boasts the most man-made caves than anywhere else in Britain, which are worth a visit. This mass of cave networks Ancient Monument Protection - the area was originally known as Tiggua Cobaucc, meaning ‘Place of Caves’, and the first reference to here was in the book The Life Of King Alfred, written by Welsh monk and historian, Asser, the Bishop of Sherborne, who visited Nottingham around 900 AD . Be careful not to get lost on your caravan advetures though, you wouldn’t want to wait that long till you were found!