Robin Hood site planned for 2015

Plans for a new multimillion-pound visitor attraction celebrating the legend of Robin Hood have been announced in the UK.

Nottinghamshire County Council is seeking to build a STG13 million ($A20 million) visitor attraction called Discover Robin Hood in Sherwood Forest, complete with medieval castle and fortified ramparts.

If the plans are approved, the 17-hectare attraction would open in spring 2015.

An artist’s impression of the attraction shows plans which include a medieval King John’s Castle, made from local stone and wood, complete with dungeons that visitors can explore.

There will be a host of indoor and outdoor displays, street performers and an open-air theatre to bring the legend, life and times of Robin Hood and his band of merry men to life.

Visitors will be able to have a go at activities including firing arrows, wild food cookery demonstrations, and dressing up in armour.

A tournament field will be used for events such as jousting shows, falconry exhibits, archery contests and costumed medieval theatre, while visitors daring to enter the maze will encounter talking trees.

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