Nottinghamshire is a county roughly in central England. If you’d like to experience some of the best shopping in Nottinghamshire, be sure to visit the county’s capital, the city of Nottingham. Much of the tourism in Nottinghamshire is directed towards Nottingham, mainly thanks to the legend of Robin Hood. Indeed, many tourists visiting Nottinghamshire travel to the capital in search of Robin Hood-themed attractions. Robin Hood-related Nottinghamshire attractions include Sherwood Forest, which hosts a Robin Hood festival in the summer, and Nottingham Castle; not much remains of the original castle, though some parts of the walls, foundations and a restored gatehouse can still be seen. There is also the attraction “The Tales of Robin Hood”, which includes a ride through recreations of medieval Nottinghamshire and medieval banquets.
Other Nottinghamshire sights in the capital include the Caves of Nottingham, a series of manmade caves dating to the 11th century which have served various purposes, even being used as homes, and which today can be visited. Besides checking out Nottingham, there are a variety of other things to do in Nottinghamshire. Take a walk or a bike ride through Clumber Park, near Worksop, or experience the fascinating world of ancient Nottinghamshire culture by visiting Creswell Crags, a series of caves containing amazing examples of prehistoric cave art.