Robin Hood Town Tour
Original Turn up Tour
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 Robin Hood invites you to drink ales with him.
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. 2.5 hours
(Shorter tour is available for Private Bookings)
Distance: Approx. 1.3 miles
Starts: The Cross Keys pub, Fletcher Gate, NG1 2GJ (Google Maps)
Booking: 0844 477 5678
(Nottingham Tourism Centre)
or contact Ezekial Bone
Private Bespoke Tours : Available all year
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The American Magazine 2019
Nottingham in a Nutshell Tour
Nottingham in a Nutshell
Robin Hood is the perfect host! Join him for a quick, whistle-stop tour of the City centre and bear witness to Nottingham’s renaissance.
‘Nutshell’ is a one stop shop tour to discover hotspots like attractions, bars and pubs, restaurants and quirky places you otherwise might have missed. Benefiting from Robin’s many years of experience, you will be able to live like a local as you find out what #RobinHoodRecommends!
Shorter in route and duration, and with less historical commentary than the afternoon Robin Hood Town Tour, ‘Nutshell’ will help you orientate yourself around the town centre and give you an overview of the history and culture of Nottingham.
Light-heared and interactive, you will be invited to ask questions about things to do, so you can so you can make the most of your time here and have an authentic experience of the historic, twenty-first century City Of Nottingham.
Most Saturdays over Summer (July – September) and other dates throughout the year. Please see the Tour Dates page for details.
‘Very highly recommended.’
Group Travel Organisers Association 2012
Group Travel and Private Tours
These City 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. Please note this tour does not go into the Castle but skirts its walls as a timeline is given.
Nottingham City & Shire Tours
Ezekial Bone has Special Packages and can produce Bespoke one or two day itineraries across the County with leading experts, other attractions and activities.