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County Town: Nottingham
Population: 748,300
Area: 834 Sq miles 2160 Sq km
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Clumber Park Duathlon
Model Railway Exhibition
Robin Hood Bike Ride
UK Motorhome & Caravan Spring Fair

British Silent Cinema Weekend
Newark & Notts Garden Show
The Legends of Sherwood

Festival of Arts
Horticultural Fair
Nottingham Arboretum Festival
Southwell Triathlon
Trailblazer Series – Sherwood Forest – 10k

International Byron Festival
Newark International Antiques & Collectors Fair
Nottingham Green Festival
Nottingham Live Music Festival
Scarecrow Festival
The Gate to Southwell Folk Festival

Americana International
Countryside Days in the Parks
Festival of Sport
Langwith Lodge Party In The Park
Nottingham Carnival
Nottingham Pride
One World One City
Splendour Festival

Ashfield Show
Caribbean Carnival Forest
Fine Food Summer Festival
Nottingham Carnival
Nottingham Triathlon
Riverside Festival
Robin Hood Family Show
Robin Hood Festival

D.H. Lawrence Festival
Headstock Festival
Heritage Open Days
Robin Hood Marathon

Goose Fair
Newark Festive Gift Show
NOW Festival
Parkinson's UK Spooky Sprint
Robin Hood Country and Game Show
Robin Hood Pageant

Bonfire Night
Bonfire Night & Firewalk
Robin Hood Adventure Challenge
Robin Hood Pageant

Christmas Market
IACF International Antique & Collectors Fair
Northern Military Expo & 4x4 Show
Nottingham Winter Wonderland

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Principal towns: Nottingham Mansfield Newark Southwell

Welcome to Nottinghamshire, traditional home of outlaw hero, Robin Hood . Situated in the heart of England, Nottinghamshire is a county of contrasts and surprises; from the rolling farmland of the Vale of Belvoir in the south, through the ancient oaks of Sherwood Forest and on to the 'dukeries' estates and parklands in the north. Sherwood Forest today is a protected site of special interest, famed for its natural habitat as much as the connections with Robin Hood. An exhibition portrays life and times in medieval Sherwood at the Forest Visitor Centre. A Robin Hood Festival takes place each summer, offering the spectacle of jousting, archery and falconry. Further attractions associated with Robin Hood are 'The Tales of Robin Hood' in Nottingham and 'The World of Robin Hood' near Ollerton.

North Nottinghamshire was the home of the Pilgrim Father movement, religious separatists who subsequently sailed to Massachussetts on the Mayflower. Churches used by these families can be visited today.

The market towns of Newark and Southwell are delightful historic settlements. Newark's castle sits on the banks of the River Trent as an imposing reminder of the role of this garrison town in the English Civil War. Newark is now a vibrant market town with narrow streets and a thriving antiques trade. Southwell is a Minster town with a Norman church said to be the finest of its type in Britain. Famous connections abound in these quiet streets, Charles I spent his last night of freedom at the half timbered Saracen's Head Hotel , Lord Byron , the romantic poet visited Southwell from his family home at nearby Newstead Abbey. Further literary connections can be explored at Eastwood, birthplace of D H Lawrence , who used the Nottinghamshire landscape as the inspiration for many of his novels.

Nottinghamshire is readily accessible from most parts of Britain. The M1 and A1 routes both pass through the county. Both Nottingham and Newark are served by fast rail connections to London. International flights enter Birmingham from North America, whilst East Midlands Airport is a convenient European gateway.

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