Let expert historians and archaeologists guide you through the beautiful timber-
In the morning visit hidden Roman ruins, and admire the breath-
After lunch, explore Lincoln’s ancient castle, which houses original copies of the 1215 Magna Carta and 1217 Charter of the Forest.
Climb the battlements of the medieval wall walk or descend into the depths of the Victorian prison.
On an hour-
You will be met by a resident guide at the Cathedral’s main entrance, who will escort you around the key features of this magnificent 13th century English Gothic building.
Used in the 2006 movie, The Da Vinci Code, for scenes of Westminster Abbey, the atmospheric cloisters are also reminiscent of Harry Potter’s Hogwarts and will spark the imagination of children and bookworms alike.
Hear the legend of the Lincoln Imp, admire the extensive stained-
Take some time for lunch in one of Lincoln’s restaurants, pubs or tea rooms before your afternoon visit to Lincoln Castle..
Just a few minutes’ walk-
You will then have free time to take in the extraordinary views over the city along the Castle’s brilliantly preserved medieval wall walk, explore the Victorian prison cells, or learn more about the bloody battles and history of the Castle.
On a clear day it is said you can even see Sherwood Forest from the top of the walls!
After arriving by your coach or aboard Cultural Heritage Tours’ red London bus, your host will guide you through the cobbled streets of historic Lincoln. Famous for its breath-
Enjoy an hour of free time at the end of your tour taking in Lincoln’s array of independent boutiques and shops on the award-
Day 3: Historic Lincoln and Magna Carta Tour
The Legend of Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest Tours both invite visitors to join award-
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-
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-
Legendary tales for a modern-
Get triple the adventure on this three-
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. Then extend your Robin Hood experience into a third day to discover historic Lincoln and its connections with the legend, including seeing an original copy of the Magna Carta!
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.
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.
Discover more about Robin Hood’s legend and the conservation of this world famous forest in the new state-
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.
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-
Nottinghamshire Star Awards International Travel Trade
Award Winners 2018.
Day 1: Robin Hood and Nottingham
Day 2: Sherwood Forest History Tour
‘Robin Hood, Sherwood Forest, and Magna Carta’ Three Day Tours
‘Robin Hood, Sherwood Forest, and Magna Carta’
Three Day Group Tours (eg. parties of over 20 persons)
Joining the city of Nottingham, Sherwood Forest, and Historic Lincoln
to tell the tale of Robin Hood, alongside the story of Magna Carta and the origins of modern democracy,
All the main sites of interest linked with the Robin Hood legend and Sherwood Forest,
combined with the wonder of Lincoln Cathedral and Castle and a visit to see the Magna Carta.
Robin Hood -
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.
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 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 Tour is available in a number of packages at varying prices including:
Or, with Luxury coach hire included.
For more information about the tour, and to request booking information and prices please email at:
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