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 Group Tours (eg. parties of over 20 persons)

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

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.

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.

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.

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Day 1: Robin Hood and Nottingham

Day 2: Sherwood Forest History Tour

The Legend of Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest
Two Day Tours

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About your tour guides:

Your expert tour guides will be from Mercian Archaeological Services CIC.

Mercian are a professional archaeology company who specialists in Community Archaeology, Public Involvement, Research & Training, and are based in Sherwood Forest.

Andy Gaunt Cultural Heritage Sherwood Forest Tours

Mercian Archaeological Services CIC run the Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project a long-term research project in the heart of the world famous Forest.

Experienced tourist guides and heritage tourism practitioners they are the leading experts on the archaeology and history of Sherwood Forest and are renowned for their unrivalled knowledge of the landscape, history, archaeology and heritage of the Sherwood Forest landscape.

As part of the Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project Mercian are leading the Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve Archaeology Survey and as such know the archaeology of the ancient forest better than anyone.

Mercian regularly talk and present on archaeology to groups and at conferences, and are passionate about teaching and education.

They have made a number of TV appearances as experts on Sherwood Forest, including in the UK on the BBC, Channel Four (Walking Through History, and site consultancy for Time Team), and Channel Five (Secrets Beneath Britain), as well as internationally including for ARTE (France & Germany), They have been interviewed a number of times on BBC Radio 4 including the ‘Making History’ show, and provided consultancy for BBC Radio 3. They have also been interviewed in magazines and for newspapers including in the United States, and UK.

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:

 ‘The Legends of Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest Tour

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