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In the East Midlands, Nottinghamshire is a landlocked county. Famous for the legend of folk hero Robin Hood, it also has ties to the lace making and cycling industries. Visit Sherwood Forrest if you are interested in the myths and the history or Nottingham for shopping, culture and nightlife. 

Nottinghamshire - The Travelling Reader

Places to visit


Sherwood Forrest, Newstead Abbey, Clumber Park, Southwell Minster, The Workhouse in Southwell, Beth Shalom Holocaust Centre, Hardwick hall, Woolaton park, Heights of Abraham. 


Books based in this county:

Authors associated with this county 

Authors who are associated with this county (born or lived here) or who have based their books here.

D H Lawrence

Lord Byron

David Belbin

Raymond Flynn

J M Barrie

Julie Myerson

Map  by Nilfanion [CC BY-SA 3.0 ( or GFDL (], via Wikimedia Commons. Not affiliated with The Travelling Reader.

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