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Day 1: Robin Hood and Nottingham


The Legend of Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest Tours both invite visitors to join award-winning character-led guide - Ezekial Bone

Ezekial Bone presents in the guise of Robin Hood, explaining the history of the legend and exploring historic Nottingham before passing over to expert guides, Cultural Heritage Tours, for an onward adventure to explore the historic landscapes of Sherwood Forest.


Join the charismatic Ezekial Bone as he presents an award-winning tour in the guise of Robin Hood. With unrivalled knowledge and gripping storytelling, this two-hour tour takes in the modern and historical sites of this dynamic city. Hear the tale of Robin Hood come to life and learn about numerous significant events in British history that took place in Nottingham.


The two-hour tour ends under the impressive cliff on which Nottingham Castle sits, where the Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem pub has stood for an incredible 800 years. Carved into the rock face, this is reputedly England’s oldest pub and features cosy corners and numerous bar lounges. Stay to enjoy a traditional pub lunch if desired, take in the many curious antiques and historical artefacts in the pub, or book onto a short tour of the caves and beer cellars below.

Stay to enjoy a traditional pub lunch in the Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem pub if desired, take in the many curious antiques and historical artefacts in the pub, or book onto a short tour of the caves and beer cellars below.

The rest of the day can be spent exploring the city and taking in some of the key points of interest mentioned on the tour.


Your guide for day 1 is the multi-award winning Ezekial Bone aka Robin Hood…

The Legend of Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest
Two Day Tours

Joining the city of Nottingham with Sherwood Forest to tell the tale of Robin Hood.

All the main sites of interest linked with the Robin Hood legend and Sherwood Forest…
brought together into a package for those with a thirst for adventure, knowledge and good times
.”
- Robin Hood (aka Ezekial Bone).

Robin Hood  -  Nottingham  -  Sherwood Forest  -  History & Archaeology



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Nottinghamshire Hospitality Award Winners 2018 Robin Hood aka Ezekial Bone and the Legends of Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest Tour

 ‘The Legends of Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest Tour

Cultural Heritage Ltd., and Ezekial Bone.

Winners of the International Travel Trade Award 2018, Nottinghamshire Star Awards 2018.

The Legend of Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest’ Two Day Tours

 Legendary tales for a modern-day adventure!


Get double the adventure on this two-day tour, which combines the Robin Hood Town Tour and further exploration of the legend with expert guides, Cultural Heritage Tours.

Take in the modern culture and impressive history of Nottingham on day one before you are guided through the landscapes of the Sherwood Forest area, including a visit to Robin’s legendary hideaway, on day two.

Day 2: Sherwood Forest History Tour


Your guides at Cultural Heritage Tours will meet you at the Nottingham Playhouse. Throughout the day these expert guides will use their extensive knowledge to paint a picture of the Robin Hood legend as they take you to Sherwood Forest and other pivotal historic sites throughout Nottinghamshire.


Rufford Abbey

After a quick tour around Nottingham the tour moves out through the landscape of Sherwood Forest n to Rufford Abbey.

This former 12 century Cistercian Monastery and country house features shops,  gardens, a lake and a children’s play area, along with beautiful ruins to explore.

A light lunch can be had in one of Rufford’s various cafés and tea rooms, or in Sherwood Forest, which will be the next stop.


Sherwood Forest

Discover more about Robin Hood’s legend and the conservation of this world famous forest in the new state-of-the-art visitor centre. A short walk can be taken through the ancient woodland to see the 800-year-old Major Oak, a reputed hideout for Robin and the Merry Men and one of England’s most treasured trees.


King John’s Palace

The next stop is the archaeological site of King John’s Palace to see the remains f a former medieval royal residence and the royal heart of Sherwood Forest. Learn how  the history of this site has been rediscovered through ongoing archaeological digs, along with its importance within the Robin Hood legend.


Newstead Abbey

The final stop for the day is Newstead Abbey, which was once home to the notorious 19th century poet Lord Byron. Roam picturesque gardens dotted with wild peacocks and take in the majestic ruins of this beautiful estate. Entry to the Abbey is not included, but arrangements can easily be made if you decide to explore further.



Your guide for day 2 is Cultural Heritage’s very own Andy Gaunt.

As well as his work at Cultural Heritage, Andy is a Director and Archaeologist at Mercian Archaeological Services CIC. He runs the Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project a long-term research project in the heart of the world famous Forest..

An experienced tourist guide and heritage tourism practitioner he is the leading expert on the archaeology and history of Sherwood Forest and is renowned for his unrivalled knowledge of the landscape, history, archaeology and heritage of the Sherwood Forest landscape.

He regularly talks and presents on archaeology to groups and at conferences, and is passionate about teaching and education.

He has made a number of TV appearances as an expert including on Channel Four, Channel Five, ARTE (France & Germany), BBC Breakfast, BBC East Midlands Today, and NottsTV. He has also been interviewed a number of times on BBC Radio 4 including the ‘Making History’ show, and provided consultancy for BBC Radio 3.

You will be dropped off in the city centre at the end of the day and be free to enjoy a leisurely evening of Nottingham’s great dining, nightlife and culture if you are staying over (other drop-off and pick- ups can be arranged.


The Legend of Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest Tour is available in a number of packages at varying prices including:

On-board the Robin Hood Express Red Routemaster 1960s London Bus,

On-board your own coach,

Or, with Luxury coach hire included.



For more information about the tour, and to request booking information and prices please email at:

info@culturalhetritageuk.com


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