Sherwood Forest

Local nameSherwood Forest
LocationWest Bridgford, UK

Sherwood Forest is a royal forest in Nottinghamshire, England, famous by its historic association with the legend of Robin Hood.

The area has been wooded since the end of the Last Glacial Period. Today, Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve encompasses 423.2 hectares, 1,045 acres, surrounding the village of Edwinstowe, the site of Thoresby Hall. It is a remnant of an older, much larger, royal hunting forest, which derived its name from its status as the shire wood of Nottinghamshire, which extended into several neighbouring counties, bordered on the west along the River Erewash and the Forest of East Derbyshire. When the Domesday Book was compiled in 1086, the forest covered perhaps a quarter of Nottinghamshire in woodland and heath subject to the forest laws.

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Opening hours

For car park and Forest Table restaurant opening hours, see the official website.


Admission is free.

More information and contact


Official Website


Address Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve Edwinstowe Mansfield Nottinghamshire NG21 9HN

Coordinates 53°12'29.397" N -1°4'57.451" E

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