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“Glimpse of real Sherwood Forest”

Wollaton Hall and Park
Ranked #1 of 119 things to do in Nottingham
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Wollaton Hall is one of the country's finest Grade One listed Elizabethan mansions, set within 500 acres of beautiful parkland. Experience stunning architecture, exhibitions, a packed events program and an array of wildlife. Go behind the scenes on a variety of guided tours available throughout the year and on demand for groups. Other special events include costumed tours, puppet shows, craft fairs, Segway tours and our popular spooky Ghost Nights (not for the faint hearted!). Visit the Cafe in the Courtyard for light refreshments including freshly ground coffee, specialty teas and home made cakes.
Reviewed January 7, 2012

For a glimpse of the Sherwood Forest of the past go to Wollaton Hall in suburban Nottingham. There in the 300 acre grounds of this Elizabethan building which is now a natural history museum, red deer roam the lawns and woodlands and, if you are lucky, as I was once many years ago, a majestic stag might face you from the trees, just as they did all those years ago.
In the Industrial museum at Wollaton Park with its steam engines ane vintage vehicles you can see the famous Raleigh Record Ace bicycle that was ridden by Britain’s most famous cyclist Reg Harris.

1  Thank Ericscott
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Reviewed January 5, 2012

Great park, house and museum. Good half day visit for families

1  Thank keithfryan
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Reviewed January 5, 2012

Wollaton Hall is set on the highest point in Wollaton Park, which is a reasonably-sized, very well kept park with a lake. It's home to many deer, which are especially fun in summer with the new-borns.

The hall itself has been subject to considerable renovation by the council. It is impressive from the outside, and free to get in. The interior is mostly a preserved natural history museum from the 1930s, which sets this home apart from most of its equivalents. We found the animals interesting, if a little creepy sometimes. It's very educational however and actually very well done. We'd recommend spending one or two hours at most inside.

1  Thank robertlagrant
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Reviewed January 5, 2012

A visit to Wollaton Park is like a step back in time. I visit the park at least once a week to be with my father and to make sure that we both get our excercise. It brings back years of memories for us both, and it is wonderful to see the resident wildlife which includes various breeds of deer and numerous types of birds including woodpeckers, jays and warblers.
I just wish that the council would pay attention to the lake which is in urgent need of attention and could do with the silt and years of rubbish clearing from it. I am sure that it would attract even more varieties of wildlife if it was looked after properly.
I know that there are people living in Nottingham who have not visited the park and walked through the beautiful gardens and surrounding areas and I can say that they are missing out.
If you don't like enjoying the fresh air you can also visit the excellent natural history museum and industrial museum in the vary substancial grounds.

1  Thank DannydNottingham
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Reviewed January 4, 2012

Such a naturally beautiful place let down by the very small and damaged play area and tired and poorly used Hall.

The Play Area at Carsington Water is remarkable and I would like to see something similar at Wollaton.

Thank MrsLElder
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