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Byron Country places

The southern part of Sherwood Forest was the Royal Forest. Bestwood Country Park was a former royal hunting park used by Kings and Queens until Charles II reign. Newstead Abbey is the ancestral seat of the Lord’s Byron.

The west face of Newstead Abbey ruins, Sherwood Forest

The west face of Newstead Abbey ruins

There are strong Robin Hood connections in the Rainworth Water valley from Thieves Wood and  Harlow Wood through to Blidworth.

 

 

 

 

 

Places to visit

Bestwood Country Park

Blidworth

Calverton

Farnsfield, Newstead and Ravenshead

Linby and Papplewick

Newstead Abbey

Oxton and Epperstone

Thieves Wood and Harlow Wood

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