England

Nottinghamshire – Sherwood Forest and Wollaton Hall

Nottinghamshire is a county in the East Midlands of England, bordering South Yorkshire to the north-west, Lincolnshire to the east, Leicestershire to the south, and Derbyshire to the west

Nottingham in Nottinghamshire

Nottingham is a city in central England’s Midlands region. It’s known for its role in the Robin Hood legend and for the hilltop Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery, rebuilt many times since the medieval era. In the Lace Market area, once the centre of the world’s lace industry, the Galleries of Justice Museum has crime-related exhibits. Wollaton Hall is an ornate Elizabethan mansion with gardens and a deer park.

History of Nottinghamshire

 Roman settlements are inevitable in this county, for example at Mansfield and forts such as at the Broxtowe Estate in Bilborough. However, there is evidence of Saxon settlement at the Broxtowe Estate, Oxton, near Nottingham, and Tuxford, east of Sherwood Forest. The name first occurs in 1016, but until 1568 the county was administratively united with Derbyshire, under a single Sheriff. In Norman times the county developed malting and woollen industries.

What To See in Nottinghamshire

It is famous for its involvement with the legend of Robin Hood. This is also the reason for the numbers of tourists who visit places like Sherwood Forest, City of Nottingham and the surrounding villages in Sherwood Forest. The ancestral home of the poet Lord Byron is also located here at Newstead Abbey,. It is now owned by Nottingham City Council and open to the public. As is the acclaimed author D. H. Lawrence, who was from Eastwood. Toton was the birthplace and home of English folk singer-songwriter Anne Briggs, well known for her song ‘Black Waterside’.

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Buildings to Visit in Nottinghamshire

Wollaton Hall

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