Robin Hood Town Tours
‘Turn Up’ Tours
Meet Robin Hood and discover the truth of the ‘Hooded Man’! Follow the trail of historical facts and learn how simple ballads over 700 years old grew into one of the greatest stories ever told.
This thorough and fun exploration of the evolution of the legend is told against the back drop of the city. As you visit places associated with Robin Hood, you will also see the town’s key sites of interest and learn about its history and culture.
Enter ancient caves beneath the streets. Understand why Nottingham Castle isn’t a castle. Marvel at the stunning architecture of the Lace Market, once lace capital of the world. Shudder in the shadow of the Old County Gaol and find tranquillity in St Mary’s Churchyard.
Landmarks like the Council House, Old Market Square, the Theatre Royal and other, quirky, hidden surprises all await you on this adventure around town. The tour ends at Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem where you can quaff ales with Robin Hood.
Most Saturdays over Summer (March – October) and other dates throughout the year. Please see the Tour Dates page for details.
Suitable for: Recommended 10+ (and younger enquiring minds)
Duration : Approx. 150 minutes
(Shorter tour is available for Private Bookings)
Distance: Approx. 1.3 miles
Starts: The Cross Keys pub, Fletcher Gate, NG1 2GJ
Booking: 0844 477 5678
(Nottingham Tourism Centre)
or contact Ezekial Bone
‘We thank goodness someone is finally giving visitors the experience they deserve.’
Rehannah Mian, BBC TV Current Affairs 2013
‘Very highly recommended.’
Group Travel Organisers Association 2012
Group Travel and Private Tours
These Robin Hood Town Tours specialise in specific areas of Nottingham, are shorter in distance and duration and can be tailored to suit your itinerary.
The content can also be tailored to your interests with emphasis on Robin Hood or on other areas of cultural interest like famous residents, the movers and shakers and the saints and sinners.
Please call 07941 210 986 or contact Ezekial Bone to discuss your requirements.
Robin Hood Lace Market Tour
From ‘place of caves’ to the Saxon town of Robin Hood’s day and to scenic garden town, this area was transformed by industry into a dark jungle of slums. It went on to become the lace capital of the world and Nottingham was crowned the ‘Queen of the Midlands’.
The area is renowned for its landmark buildings, each of which tells of its own chapter of Nottingham history. Its cobbled streets have even inspired some of the most famous literary creations in the world…
Covers the Lace Industry, Broadway, Adam’s Building, St Mary’s Church, Old County Gaol.
Robin Hood Nottingham Castle Tour
From mighty stone fortress in a conquered land to ducal palace and symbol of England, this tour places the Castle at the centre of the Nottingham story. Walking round in the shadow of its walls, hear about the fabled Sherwood Forest and the start of the English Civil War.
Fall under the spell of the original vampire and descend into ancient caves beneath the streets. Explore the other side of town and listen to the tales it has to tell!
Covers Standard Hill, Ye OldeTrip to Jerusalem, Brewhouse Yard, Salutation Inn caves.
Bespoke Nottinghamshire Tours
For Group Travel, Ezekial Bone can produce an itinerary of tours for one or two days in conjunction with other key sites of interest in Nottinghamshire including Rufford Abbey, Newstead Abbey, Galleries of Justice, Nottingham Castle.