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Mercian Archaeological Services CIC

Community Archaeology in the East Midlands,

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    Archaeology Derbyshire, Training, Social, Learning, Community Archaeology Leicestershire,

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    Topographic Survey, Talks and Presentations, Outreach, Archaeology Projects , Open

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    and History of Sherwood Forest, Pottery Research, Medieval, Roman, Prehistoric, Community

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Robin Hood Town Tours

If you are in Nottingham then why not check out Robin Hood Town Tours by our friend Ezekial Bone, the 21st Century Robin Hood:

Robin Hood Major Oak Sherwood Forest Bus Tours

The Major Oak in Sherwood Forest

Robin hood Express Sherwood Bus tours Rufford Abbey

Rufford Abbey

Newstead Abbey

Robin Hood Express Archaeology and History Bus Tour at King John's Palace Sherwood Forest

King John’s Palace

Robin Hood Express Archaeology and History Bus Tour at Newstead Abbey Sherwood Forest Robin Hood Express Archaeology and History Bus Tour at Newstead Abbey Sherwood Forest Robin Hood Express Archaeology and History Bus Tour Sherwood Forest Robin Hood Express Archaeology and History Bus Tour Sherwood Forest Robin Hood Express Archaeology and History Bus Tour at Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve

Peter Hammond giving a talk at Newstead Abbey- former Medieval Augustinian Priory and later home of Lord Byron

The Robin Hood Express at Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve

More dates, and different tours coming soon…

… all aboard the Robin Hood Express…

Some comments people have said about the tour:

“thank you for a great day out. Really enjoyed the interesting talks on all the places visited. We are local to many of the sites visited, but learned much more”

“Well done to all involved”

“I was on the bus tour yesterday with my 10 year old grand daughter. We had a fantastic day out, made all the better for Andy's in depth knowledge of the area. I have lived in Nottingham for all of my 72 years and didn't know half the information he knew. We really enjoyed it…”

“We had a super time! Can definitely recommend.” - Experience Nottinghamshire via facebook.

"Many thanks for a really enjoyable day. The itinerary was generous with plenty if time to explore four of the most interesting locations in the county. The on-board commentary was entertaining and authoritative. Andy is a mine of information with regard to Sherwood Forest and environs and Peter's skill behind the wheel was complemented by his infectious enthusiasm. Congratulations to Sherwood Forest Tours and Mercian Archaeological Services on an outstanding 'inaugural flight'. I hope there are many more."

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 listed above and also explores 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.

There are toilet facilities on site.

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.

There are toilet facilities on site.

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.

There are currently no toilet facilities on site.

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.

There are toilet facilities on site.

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.

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Sherwood Forest Archaeological & Historical Bus Tours

Do you have a group of people who would enjoy a trip around Sherwood Forest on board a historic London Bus with expert commentary on the History of this Landscape of Legends?

8 hours for just £800

For information about booking tours for your group please contact us via the Bus Tour Booking and Enquiry Form below

Please note we can cater for groups of up to 70 people, and we can tailor the trip to your requirements, including picking you up and dropping off from your preferred location.

A fantastic day trip out for educational groups, study groups,  team building days, corporate away days, group excursions, foreign exchange groups, tourist groups and many more…

Why not jump on board the Robin Hood Express and bring your group on this fantastic trip of discovery through Historic Sherwood Forest legendary home of Robin Hood.

Sherwood Forest Group tour Enquiry Form

All aboard the Robin Hood Express 1960’s Routemaster London Bus for the Sherwood Forest Archaeology and History tour!!!


West Bridgford at 9:15am

Nottingham Playhouse at 9:30am

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We are now offering group bookings for your organisation

£800 for up to 70 people

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To book your place(s) please buy online or contact us via the enquiry form below:

Please note!

 You will not be sent a ticket. We use the details from your booking to allow you to board the bus.

Once you have paid for your place(s), turn up, tell us your name when boarding and hop on!

Under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.



Sherwood Forest Bus Tours

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