Sherwood Forest

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Sherwood Forest Ancient royal hunting ground in Nottinghamshire, central England. Famous as the home of the legendary Robin Hood, some of the original forest remains. Part of it is protected in a country park, which has some of Britain's oldest and biggest oaks.

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Sherwood Forest, formerly a large royal forest, mainly in Nottinghamshire, central England. Remnants of the forest exist near Mansfield and Hucknall; efforts began in the 1990s to replant and expand it. It is famous as the haunt of Robin Hood and his band.