Robin Hood has long gone, there are no more sheriffs, and the great old Sherwood Forest has been cleared to almost nothing, but there are still some great reasons to make time to visit Nottinghamshire.
Whilst Nottingham Castle is no longer the mediaeval fort depicted in the films - much to the disappointment of visitors from overseas - it is still a fine example of a 17th century mansion.
William the Conqueror built the first castle on this spot and over the next few hundred years it was involved in many important events including the famous flight of Roger Mortimer through the sandstone caves underneath.
The Castle itself has a commanding view over the River Trent valley and is now used as a museum and art gallery, which was the first one of its kind outside London.
On the border with Derbyshire are the fascinating Cresswell Crags, where remains of animals and people from the Ice Age have been found. The area has many caves, holes and walks in the area for those with a passion for nature and history.
Why not go underground and explore the hidden areas of Notts on your next UK holiday.
The county of Nottinghamshire, or Notts as the locals call it shouldn't be overlooked on a holiday in Great Britain.