St Mary's Church


The most atmospheric time to visit this beautiful stone church with a history stretching back to Saxon times is during evensong (6.15pm Wednesday during term time, 6.30pm Sunday year-round). It's mentioned in the 1450 Ballad of Robin Hood and the Monk.

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2. Nottingham Contemporary

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5. Statue of Robin Hood

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7. Wollaton Hall

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