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The legendary stomping-ground of Robin Hood and his Merry Men, this area of England is full of fascinating folk tales and legends that have been retold down the generations from medieval ballads to Hollywood blockbusters. We also visit the city of Lincoln and Gainsborough Hall, one of the best-preserved timber framed manor houses in the UK.
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Day One: Home to Grantham
We’ll make our way from the interchange to Grantham, where we’ll check in to the Ramada Resort Grantham and will enjoy an evening meal. (D)
Days Two to Four: Grantham
We spend the next three days just outside the lovely Lincolnshire market town of Grantham, during which time we will take three included excursions to explore some of the best attractions and cities the East Midlands has to offer.
We visit the historic city of Lincoln where you will have free time to explore the beautiful city which was once one of the major religious centres of medieval England.
We also visit the city of Nottingham famous for its castle and Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem Inn at the foot of castle hill, which claims to be the oldest pub in the country and traces its history back more than 800 years. We then tour Robin Hood country to the north of the city taking in Sherwood Forest and the towns and villages around the area from where the legend of Robin Hood has grown up over hundreds of years.
Finally we visit Gainsborough Old Hall, one of the best preserved medieval manor houses in England, famed for its royal connections, ghost sightings and fabulously preserved interior. (B,D)
Time to say goodbye today; we depart after breakfast and make our way to the interchange before returning home. (B)
Ramada Resort Grantham
Enjoy the tranquillity of this idyllic hotel set in the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside. Ideally situated for our short break, the Ramada Resort Grantham has award-winning facilities.
Full Day: Lincoln
Excursion to the historic city of Lincoln for free time to stroll the cobbled streets and perhaps admire the magnificent cathedral.
Full Day: Nottingham and guided tour of Robin Hood Country
Excursion visiting Nottingham and exploring Robin Hood Country and Sherwood Forest with our local guide as we follow in the footsteps of Robin Hood and his Merry Men.
Half Day: Gainsborough Old Hall
Jaunt to nearby Gainsborough Old Hall – one of the best preserved timber framed manor houses in the UK with a fascinating history spanning over 500 years.