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Welcome to Sherwood Forest

Sherwood Forest

Accessed by the A614 highway, Sherwood Forest makes a great getaway close to Nottingham city. Rather reduced from the green splendour it evinced in the days of Robin Hood, Sherwood Forest is nevertheless as ecologically important and interesting as it is historically. Around 500,000 visitors a year come to enjoy the Sherwood Forest Country Park, wandering the family nature trails, admiring the huge ancient oaks and teeming insect and bird life. A major attraction is the mighty Major Oak, still flourishing in the forest after 800 years. It is also the site of the popular Robin Hood Festival held annually in summer.

Information & Facts

The visitor centre is at Edwinstowe, Notts
English is the official language, though visitors will be astonished by the variety of regional accents.

The currency is the pound (GBP), which is divided into 100 pence. ATMs are available in all towns and Visa, MasterCard and American Express are widely accepted; visitors with other cards should check with their credit card companies in advance. Foreign currency can be exchanged at bureaux de change and large hotels, however better exchange rates are likely to be found at banks. Travellers cheques are accepted in all areas frequented by tourists; they are best taken in Pounds Sterling to avoid additional charges.

Opening Times
Daily 10am-5pm. Some facilities and visitor centre closed weekdays during winter.
Local time in the United Kingdom is GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).
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