Say Nottinghamshire and people think of one thing – Robin Hood. Whether the hero woodsman existed is hotly debated, but the county plays up its connections to the outlaw. Storytelling seems to be in Nottinghamshire's blood – local wordsmiths include provocative writer DH Lawrence, of Lady Chatterley's Lover fame, and hedonist poet Lord Byron. The city of Nottingham is the bustling hub, but venture into the surrounding countryside and you'll find historic towns and stately homes surrounding the green bower of Sherwood Forest.
Nottinghamshire destination guides
Forever associated with men in tights and a sheriff with anger-management issues, Nottingham is a dynamic county capital with big-city aspirations, fascinating historical sights, and a buzzing music and club scene thanks to its spirited student...