Heritage Tourism

In Partnership with Cultural Heritage Ltd. Mercian are proud to be developing:


A whole series of Cultural Heritage Tourism events



Exploring the history, heritage and culture of Sherwood Forest and its surroundings.  

A Landscape of Legends…


Sherwood Forest  -  Nottingham -  Historic Lincoln  -  Robin Hood  -  Archaeology  -  Magna Carta  -  The Mayflower Pilgrims


More information will be available soon via the Cultural Heritage Website:


http://www.culturalheritageuk.com/tours.html



Join expert Archaeologists and Historians aboard a vintage 1960s London Bus on a tour of legendary Sherwood Forest

Renowned expert Archaeologists from Mercian Archaeological Services CIC’s Sherwood Forest Archaeology Project have come together with local Historian, Archaeologist and Specialist Peter Hammond , and Blackmore Commercials Ltd. To provide this fantastic heritage tour of legendary Sherwood Forest.


The tour combines unrivalled local knowledge of historic Sherwood Forest with an opportunity to ride on board a vintage RouteMaster bus.


The tour stops at the famous Sherwood sites of Rufford Abbey, The Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve & Legendary Major Oak, King John’s Palace, and Newstead Abbey.


You will also explore many of the sites and villages along the way that make up this magical landscape.


The tour stops for an hour at Rufford Abbey to allow for a visit around the site and for refreshments stops at the various cafes at the site, and to visit the shop and exhibitions.


The tour also stops for an hour at the Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve to allow visitors time to explore and also to purchase lunch or eat at the visitors centre, and to visit the shop and exhibitions.


The afternoon visits are for half an hour at King John’s Palace with a tour of the site provided by Andy Gaunt of Mercian.*


The visit to Newstead includes an external tour of the buildings by Peter Hammond. An internal tour can be booked on arrival but is subject to the usual charge for the site. The cafe is available for afternoon teas.


The tour departs from Wellington Circus in Nottingham at 9:30am and returns by 17:30 depending on traffic.

No food or refreshments are provided on the journey. Toilets are available at three of the sites as outlined above- there are currently no toilet facilities at King John’s Palace.



The Famous “Robin Hood Express”

Sherwood Forest Archaeology and History Red Bus Tour


Private Tours: Group Bookings Available


From Nottingham to

Rufford Abbey  -  Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve  -  King John’s Palace  –  Newstead Abbey

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