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Edwinstowe & Sherwood Forest

This town is believed to have been the home of Robin Hood and it is close to the last remaining patch of Sherwood Forest, which once covered a fifth of Nottinghamshire. According to legend, Maid Marian and Robin Hood were married here in the local parish church.

Practical information

Sherwood Forest Tourist Information Centre

Forest Corner, Edwinstowe

Tel (01623) 824 490


Coming & going

The Sherwood Arrow Stagecoach bus runs between Nottingham and Edwinstowe with a connecting service to Worksop.


The Sherwood Forester bus network runs additional services during summer with Day Ranger tickets that give you one day unlimited travel on the network for £6, allowing you to travel as far as Matlock or Nottingham.

Hostel accommodation

Sherwood Forest YHA

Forest Corner, Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire NG21 9RN

Bus 13, 15, 33, 110, 113

Tel (01623) 825 794

No booking fee when you book this hostel online through

Sightseeing, museums & tourist attractions

Major Oak

The Major Oak in Sherwood Forest, 20 minutes walk from the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre, is reputed to have been Robin Hood's hideout. The tree is estimated to be 800 years old and has a girth of 10m.

Sherwood Forest Country Park & Visitor Centre

The Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre has exhibits about the forest and the Robin Hood story. A series of trails run from the centre into the forest, the most popular being the track to Major Oak.

Forest Corner, Edwinstowe

Tel (01623) 823 202

Admission free

Open Jan-Mar 10.30am-4.30pm daily; Apr-Oct 10.30am-5pm daily; Nov-Dec 10.30am-4.30pm daily

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