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Think of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire and you will
immediately think of Robin Hood and his Merry Men.. Sherwood Forest..
Maid Marion.. the Sheriff of Nottingham.. Nottingham Castle.. King John
and Richard the Lionheart.. but Nottingham is also home to world-famous
Raleigh bicycles, the Trip to Jerusalem Inn - one of England's oldest
inns, Holme Pierrepont Hall, Nottingham Lace Market and Nottingham Goose
Fair held every October.
Nottinghamshire covers just under 850 square miles and has a population of just over a million. The county once thrived on coal mining. The city of Nottingham, the administrative centre, is famous for it's lace and, of course, the legend of Robin Hood. Sherwood Forest itself was once a royal hunting ground and the River Trent, which runs right through Nottingham, has given the county a strategic importance over the centuries. The other main towns in Nottinghamshire are Mansfield and Worksop.
Nottingham originally bore the rather less flattering name of Snotingham before the Danes renamed it. It began as the small village of Snotta or Snot from the Old English for Ďa place with caverns' - prehistoric people left many cave dwellings beneath the town.
The city of Nottingham, nicknamed the "Queen of the Midlands", and the county of Nottinghamshire have much to offer the tourist and although there is little left of Sherwood Forest nowadays, the Tales of Robin Hood tourist attraction is a pleasant day out for all the family. Nottinghamshire's other tourist attractions include the Caves of Nottingham, Nottingham Castle Museum and Art gallery, and the Tudor mansion Wollaton Hall.
The Trip to Jerusalem Inn is actually carved out of the side of the mountain and has a secret tunnel that went from the old castle to the pub. It was the place to go, before going to the Crusades and legend has it that Richard I drank here. Each room (including beer cellars and dungeons) is hollowed out of bare rock. It has not been redecorated since the 12th century! Other nearby attractions include Newstead Abbey, Southwell Minster and the DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum - the author is one of Nottingham's most famous sons.
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