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Edwinstowe Town Information

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This is true Robin Hood country. Part of the great Sherwood Forest still survives within the Sherwood Forest Country Park. Here stands the ‘Major Oak’, the ancient tree beneath which the legendary greenwood outlaw sought the hand of Maid Marion. It was already fully grown when King John was on the throne and now has a girth of about 38 feet. Originally known as the Queen’s Oak, its name was amended to honour the 18th century antiquarian Major Hayman Rooke. As a precaution, the 1,000-year-old tree has already been cloned.

Major Oak - Photo © Paul Allison
Major Oak - Photo: Paul Allison CCL

Fallow Deer in Sheerwood Forest - Photo © Lynne Kirton
Fallow Deer in Sheerwood Forest - Photo: Lynne Kirton CCL

Near Edwinstowe is the stately home of Thorseby Hall standing in 12,000 acres of parkland. An earlier property was demolished in the 19th century and the present neo-Tudor house, designed for the 3rd Earl Manvers, replaced it.