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Little John's Grave

Church of St Michael's and All Angels | Hathersage, S32 1BB, England
44 1433 650 3532
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Ranked #13 of 19 Attractions in Hope Valley
Type: Cemeteries, Religious Sites
Traveler Description: Liitle John is indeed the same from the merry men and robin hood more »
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Norwich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Little bit history to go and look at , worth a look. Church would be worth a look too, but we were limited for parking space.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Good little find on a walk from Hathersage out to Stanage Edge, interesting bit of history/legend. Recommend the White to Dark peak walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Even if it turns out just to be a myth it's worth going to see little johns grave and a stroll round the churchyard. It's in such a beautiful setting and if you time it right you can hear the church bells being rung , It's a nice place for a quiet stroll after some pub lunch.

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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

It doesn't really matter if you believe that this is really the grave of robin Hood's lieutenant or not. It is in a beautiful churchyard, just a few minutes walk uphill from the centre of Hathersage. Just go for the calm.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

For many the story of Robin Hood is fiction, but frankly there more evidence to say it's real. In fact Robin of "Loxley" Loxley is a suburb of nearby Sheffield. This grave of John Little is huge!! and sits in the most beautiful and stunningly quiet and serene graveyards anywhere. The church is just so old and very quaint. There... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

The grave, of dubious historical provenance, is pretty standard, apart from being longer than most. The medieval church next to it it worth a visit though (however, Bradfield church a few miles away is a better example of such churches). The Scotman's Pack pub just down the road from the grave is well worth a visit for lunch or dinner... More

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Huddersfield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

Hathersage is a frequent favourite for us and it's so familiar now that we don't need a map. There are short low level walks along the valley and more strenuous hikes up onto the edge or over to Eyam. Autumn is one of the best times to go but it's great anytime an there are teashops, pubs and outdoor shops... More

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sheffield
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

So, here's a grave of a fictional character associated with another fictional character (Robin Hood), made famous through legend/song/fiction. No actual evidence of any kind of any of this, although somewhere in the past there may have been some sort of actual truth in the story, which later became part of the legend. It's more likely that this grave of... More

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

Went here on a beautiful day in October. Big car park at the end of a narrow road. The views are stunning on a bright day. Huge cemetery with some very interesting headstones. The church is lovely inside. There is a real felling of peace around it.

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west wales
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Hathersage, though is worth the visit, even if the grave is a little disappointing. The Church is gorgeous and Hathersage is unspoilt and lovely.

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