A county found in the East Midlands of Europe, Nottinghamshire is bounded by South Yorkshire in the north, Leicestershire in the south, Derbyshire in the west and Lincolnshire in the east. Its county council is based in West Bridgford and is now considered the county town of Nottinghamshire. Its former county town, Nottingham, is now administratively independent and is also a city centre yet still holds part of Nottinghamshire.
Nottinghamshire, especially the city of Nottingham, is famous for having involvement with the popular legend of the archer dressed in Lincoln Green, Robin Hood. A statue of Robin Hood is found in Nottingham and many tourist spots are famous attractions to further relive and experience the story. The legend of Robin Hood lives up until to today's film and literature and people who want to know more about the legend should visit Nottinghamshire, Sherwood Forest and villages around it.
Not only does this county have rich legends and histories, but Nottinghamshire also has rich culture, especially in writing. The home of legendary poet Lord Byron is found in Nottinghamshire. Newstead Abbey can be visited by public and it house memorabilia from the poet himself. Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet is rumoured to have been inspired to write Peter Pan by a street urchin walking along Clifton Grove. Other cultural establishments situated in Nottinghamshire include the Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, home to the 2010 cricket County Champions. The person full of wanderlust may visit Rushcliffe Country Park or Wollaton Hall and Park. If one wishes to get a drink, the Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem offers a picturesque atmosphere, being one of the oldest pubs known in the county.
Sherwood Forest – Famous for its association for the legend of Robin Hood, this royal forest offers a recreation of the legend with medieval attires, spectacular shows and hosting a festival called Robin Hood festival every August.
Nottingham Castle – A royal castle from the 17th century, the Nottingham Castle plays host to many public events and festivals, including the Nottingham Beer Festival and Robin Hood Festival.
Closest Airport to Nottingham: East Midlands Airport – 19 Miles
Closest City Centre: Nottingham – 0.0 Miles
Closest must see location outside Nottinghamshire: Elvaston Castle – 11 Miles