Come and Visit Nottinghamshire, the home of Robin Hood! Enjoy a host of amazing places to visit steeped in history.
At just after noon the Robin Hood’s merry band traversed the medieval lanes and gates of Ye Old Nottingham Town to meet at the old-fashioned inn whose name swings on a sign and announces it as The Salutation Inn.
The Salutation Inn is located at the junction of Hounds Gate and Jews Lane, is renowned among many a local as a cosy old fashioned tavern. The back of the building, before the building of Maid Marion Way was the side, looks directly onto Jews lane and the door there is the oldest after the terrace of buildings were halved by Maid Marion Way.
In spite of the fact that this part of the inn has seen some transformations it still holds some of the personality of bygone days, especially when they have a log fire in the grate. The less big of the two rooms downstairs, that border the corridor, is said to have been occupied by Cromwell's solders as a recruiting room during the English Civil War.
The best part of the Sall, as it's known locally, is hidden; not on purpose but due to circumstances. The rock hewn chambers within it were a Saxon farm stead.
After stories of the inn's Saxon history and partaking of the landlords’ very best brew we gathered in the central thoroughfare outside to begin our journey. I had heard tell of someone who had great knowledge of the outlaw and relayed everything they knew about him. He had called it "The Tales Of Robin Hood".
We have a great, informative tourist bureau in the area which is kept up to date and clean. For information about the great cleaning services in the Nottingham, please visit the information center.
From the rambling country house of a great poet to a semi-detached villa from the interwar period, Nottinghamshire's historic houses have their specific, very individual personalities.
Use this section to find out about buildings open to the public, then select Places to Visit for more information on opening times and more. You can also learn more from local Tourist Information Centres.
The houses in Nottinghamshire include: Wollaton Hall, Holme Pierrepont Hall, Newstead Abbey, Rufford Abbey and Mr Straw's House.
Rufford Abbey is one of the big houses of Nottinghamshire, this once country manor of the Savile family is now a ruin, but its beauty remains, incorporating bricks from the original Cistercian abbey, which make up the backdrop to a fine country park.
Holme Pierrepont Hall is a fine sixteenth-century brick manor house is still owned by the family. It homes a great collection of period furniture and pictures. The grounds also have a delightful courtyard garden.
The astonishing building of Wollaton Hall is one of the most intricate instances of Elizabethan housing in England. Owned and managed by the City Council, these days the building offers a home to Nottingham's Natural History collection.
But visitors can get an idea of its previous glory from the wood-beamed Hall or the Salon furnished in the style of Victoriana. The grounds have a deer park which is still occupied by red and fallow deer, beautiful gardens and lakeside walks.
The former Stable Block homes an Industrial Museum and The Yard Gallery - a gallery for exhibitions of modern art and craft. Nottinghamshire also has a university.
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