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Expert-led tours for coach parties
One Day Group Tour

We can provide expert -led guided tours for your coach party, with planned routes to the best destinations in and around Sherwood Forest

 Telling the real story of the landscape of Legends…

Nottingham  -  Rufford Abbey  -  Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve  -  King John’s Palace  –  Newstead Abbey

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Enjoy a tour of the wider Sherwood Forest landscape onboard your own coach with 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.

On this fun and educational tour Andy will teach you all about the history of Sherwood Forest including, tales of medieval outlaws, Kings, hunting, Foresters and everyday life in the time of Robin Hood. He will also tell you about the ballads and legends of Robin Hood and their links to the landscape.

The tour can be tailored to your needs but can include visits to Rufford Abbey (ruins of a Cistercian monastery), the Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve (including the Major Oak, legendary hideaway of Robin Hood), the ruins of King John’s Palace, and Newstead Abbey (former monastery and home of the poet Lord Byron). Tours will also include commentary on the landscape including stories about Saxon battles, Viking Meeting Sites, ancient Maypoles and sites relating to the stories and characters from the Robin Hood legends…

Guided tours of the Sherwood Forest landscape.

Andy 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 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), He has been interviewed a number of times on BBC Radio 4 including the ‘Making History’ show, and provided consultancy for BBC Radio 3. He has also been interviewed in magazines and for newspapers including in the United States, and UK.

Rufford Abbey The Major Oak, legendary hideaway of Robin Hood Newstead Abbey The ruins of King John's Palace

If your group is visiting Nottingham or the Sherwood Forest area, then why not enjoy a full day tour around the landscape of Sherwood Forest with expert historical tour guides on-board you coach.

We can provide the leading expert from the Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project; Andy Gaunt, who will provide fascinating commentary on-board your coach as you travel through the legendary landscape of Robin Hood, passing though villages and visiting the key sites in the Forest.

Suggested itineraries could include:

Tours will pass through villages with links to Robin Hood, and will also include stories relating to archaeological mysteries regarding Saxon battles and the death of a Saint-King, ancient Ice-Age rock-art art,  Viking assembly site in the heart of the Forest, the harsh Forest laws, outlaws, kings, foresters, veteran oak trees, and of course Robin Hood and the development of the legends….

*The above is just an example itinerary, all tours can be tailored to your needs.

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