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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.

Things to do

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.


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.


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.

Natural features

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.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Mansfield

Fly into Nottingham (NQT), the closest airport, located 18 mi (29 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Doncaster (DSA-Robin Hood), which is 22.5 mi (36.2 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Mansfield Woodhouse Station, Shirebrook Station and Mansfield Station are the main stations in the city.

Where to stay around Mansfield?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 171 vacation rentals near Mansfield. From 61 Houses to 33 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Mansfield for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Mansfield?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Mansfield. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Mansfield Woodhouse Station: 677 vacation rentals
  • Langwith-Whaley Thorns Station: 648 vacation rentals
  • Shirebrook Station: 678 vacation rentals
  • Mansfield Station: 621 vacation rentals
  • Peak District National Park: 2,065 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Mansfield listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Mansfield?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 61 Houses in Mansfield. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Mansfield include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 33 rentals available
  • Cabins: 58 rentals available
  • Cottages: 58 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Mansfield?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 153 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Mansfield. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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