Places of interest 
 
Although Nottinghamshire is best-known internationally for Robin Hood and his band of merry men the county existed as an administrative unit for several hundred years before the man in tights stalked Sherwood Forest
No visitor to Newark can fail to be curious about the impressive remains of the medieval castle overlooking the River Trent.
For people who want to discover the hidden secrets of Newark's past, visits to the town's museums are a must.
The collegiate grammar school at Southwell Minster is most likely to have been the alma mater of Thomas Cranmer Archbishop of Canterbury during the reign of Henry VIII and compiler of The Book of Common Prayer which remains the bedrock of Anglican liturgy.
Sherwood Forest's links with the legend of Robin Hood make it one of the most visited woods in the country

Sherwood means shire wood and the forest sometimes used to be referred to as Nottingham Forest.
There are just a few legends that have gathered enough momentum to spill over their county boundaries and sweep through a nation.

There are even fewer that have held enough magic to fascinate a global audience for decades.
 
Newark's medieval parish church which stands in the centre of the town is one of the finest and largest parish churches in the country.
Edwinstowe in Sherwood Forest was named after Edwin the King of Northumbria which covered an area stretching from the River Trent to Edinburgh.
Newark's premier theatrical facility comes in the form of the Palace Theatre in Appletongate.

This impressive building has recently undergone external improvements including a new colour scheme and roof repairs.
Nottinghamshire has a proud literary tradition and among its former residents is the tempestuous poet Lord Byron who lived for a time at Newstead Abbey and had his first volume of poetry published in Newark.
Anyone wanting a perfect day out with lots to do and see in one place need look no further than Clumber Park.

The Major Oak is thought to be the largest and oldest tree in Sherwood Forest.

It is situated in the wood's Birklands area, which gets its name from the large number of silver birches that grow there.
 
 
      

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