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Sherwood Forest and the Oldest Oaks of Europe

Speaking of Sherwood Forest, Robin Hood comes to mind as the first association. It is difficult to say whether such a person existed in reality, or is it just a fiction, a legend and a fairy tale. Nevertheless, there is definitely a refuge in this legendary park.

History of Sherwood Forest
Currently, the famous Sherwood Forest is a national reserve located near Klimston, Nottinghamshire, England. This huge nature reserve is a truly unique medieval park, one of the oldest in Europe. Sherwood Forest was opened in 1963. Its area is 423 hectares, taking into account modern infrastructure, which serves up to half a million tourists annually. Not only curious tourists come to Sherwood Forest, but also locals from all suburbs of England. All of them want to feel the atmosphere of legendary events, beautiful and romantic legends about Robin Hood.

You will be offered to make a wonderful excursion, as well as visit an extensive program of activities related to the legends of the tournaments Robin Hood. You will see performances of knightly tournaments, concerts of songs-ballads, and sometimes theatrical performances. You can not only look at all this, but even participate and become a medieval character for a while. In your free time, you can visit several of the most beautiful villages of England in the vicinity. The Hood Hood in Sherwood Forest

In Sherwood Forest grows more than 900 huge magnificent oaks, whose age exceeds 500 years. These are the oldest trees in Europe. The pride of the park is a large oak, on which the brave Robin Hood planned his actions against the reprisals of the sheriff of Nottingham. This oak tree is considered one of the most important wonders of nature in the Midlands. Its age is almost 1000 years. Such an important attraction prompted a local company to grow clones using cuttings taken from a tree. Rich visitors can afford an original gift – buy as a souvenir the stalk of the legendary oak from Sherwood Forest.

You can get here from London in about 2-3 hours by high speed train. In addition, in Nottingham there is a dedicated railway line “Robin Hood Line”. Sherwood annually attracts from 360,000 to 1 million tourists, many of whom come from other countries. The number of visitors has increased significantly since the launch of the BBC television series Robin Hood in 2006. The Robin Hood Festival in Sherwood

Every August, the reserve holds the annual Robin Hood Festival, which lasts for a week. This event recreates the medieval atmosphere and introduces guests to the main characters of the legend of Robin Hood. Entertainment includes knightly tournaments and carnivals in medieval clothing, in addition to the medieval camp, which includes jesters, musicians, rat-catchers, alchemists and fire eaters. You will also have the opportunity to visit the dungeons of Nottingham Castle.

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