heart of england
Lincoln and Nottingham
Sherwood Forest and Nottingham - Sherwood Forest is synonymous with the legend of Robin Hood. Explore Nottingham Castle, a Norman castle that dates back to William the Conquerer. Inside the castle dress up in Tudor costumes; just outside the palace is a lively statute of Robin Hood. Roam around Sherwood Forest Country Park, hundreds of acres to explore on foot or horseback.
Lincoln Castle (Lincoln) - Lincoln was once the site of an old Roman city (Lindum). Later William the Conquerer had Lincoln Castle constructed on the same spot. In 1215, the Bishop of Lincoln witnessed the signing of the Magna Carta, so one of the four original copies is on display at the Castle. (Did the nobles ever get tired of signing these things?) For 900 years, the castle was an infamous prison. Many prisoners were sent to Australia, others lost their heads on the ramparts. A weatherworn castle filled with ghosts of the past!

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