Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, UK

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Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, UK

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Live the legends of Robin Hood

Images of a quaint market town nestled among picturesque forests may conjure up thoughts of fairy tales, and that wouldn't be too far from the truth in this case. Idyllic Mansfield is the historic center of none other than Sherwood Forest, the setting for the legendary stories of Robin Hood and his Merry Men. Short on outlaws these days, Mansfield has held onto its well-preserved medieval market sites and architecture. A centrally located Mansfield vacation rental puts you at the heart of both history and all the modern enjoyments that Nottinghamshire has to offer.

Modern-day fun in Merry Old England

There's plenty of sightseeing to be done in Mansfield. The town in full of historic landmarks, including the site of the original 16th-century cattle market, which today is home to stalls selling modern trinkets. Countless parks and green spaces offer sports facilities and a skate park, as well as ample space for dog walking, kite flying, and strolling. The historic Palace Theatre, dating from 1910, puts on live performances year round, while the town comes alive with a carnival atmosphere throughout the summer, thanks to festivals featuring amusement rides, craft fairs, and circus skills workshops.

Channel your inner Merry Man (or woman)

Chances are you grew up hearing tales of Sherwood Forest, and now's your chance to explore it in person. If that's not enough to fulfill your fairy tale fantasies, Mansfield hosts an annual medieval Robin Hood festival that's sure to do the trick. A centrally located Mansfield vacation rental will also put you just steps from historic markers like the Bentwick Memorial, dating from 1849, and the medieval buildings of the town's old Market Place. Today you'll find it full of contemporary eateries, pubs, and nightlife where you can unwind after a day of sightseeing.

It's perfect weather for a cup of tea

Mansfield has the weather you think of when you imagine the British Isles. You'll rarely see extreme temperatures, with warm, but not hot, summers and cool, but not freezing, winters. The warmest months of July and August typically see highs in the low 70s. From November to April, the low temperatures can dip down into the 30s. Rainfalls are pretty steady throughout the year, so you might want to pack an umbrella. You'll also have plenty of cloudy, breezy days year round, making it the perfect weather for cozying up with a sweater and some tea.

Ancient oaks in a land of legends

While legends are undoubtedly captivating, nothing beats seeing the real thing in person. A Mansfield vacation rental will envelop you in the rolling green hills and ancient oak trees of historic Sherwood Forest. Walk in the footsteps of Robin Hood and Maid Marian by strolling along the glittering streams and rivers that wind their way through the verdant forests. Emerging from the trees, you'll find wide, flat valleys cut by rivers. The backdrop for it all is a picturesque patchwork of quaint towns and traditional farmland.