N53° 12.1002', W001° 3.7962'
How to get here
If you are travelling by car you may find the AA Route Planner helpful in planning your route: www.theaa.com/route-planner
For public transport to the park contact Traveline on tel: 0870 608 2 608, or visit: www.travelineeastmidlands.org.uk
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By car and coach
Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre is on the B6034 just north of Edwinstowe, between the A6075 and the A616, 20 miles north of Nottingham. Our post code is NG21 9HN.
You can get to Edwinstowe on the Stagecoach bus service 33 Nottingham - Worksop. For full details, times and prices check the Traveline website: www.traveline.info/
Most buses stop on High Street in Edwinstowe, which is a 5-10 minute walk from the Visitor Centre and park.
The nearest train stations are at Shirebrook (6 miles) and Mansfield (7 miles). Both are served by the Robin Hood line which is operated by East Midlands Trains.
East Midlands Trains (website: www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk) also run services from London St Pancras to Nottingham, and East Coast (website: www.eastcoast.co.uk) run services from London Kings Cross to Newark.
Cycling is not allowed in and around the Visitor Centre. Please leave your bikes at the cycle racks in the car park and proceed on foot.
Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre is less than 25 miles from Robin Hood airport and just over 38 miles from East Midlands airport.
The nearest ferry port is at Hull, which is 50 miles away.
Car parking charges at Sherwood Forest:
- are FREE from 1 January 2014 to 4 April 2014
- apply at weekends and bank holidays from Saturday 5 April 2014
- also apply midweek through the Nottinghamshire schools summer holiday (Monday 28 July to Tuesday 2 September inclusive).
See a calendar of when parking charges apply 2014/15 [PDF] and 2014/15 [PDF]
The normal charge is £3, and applies to all cars (including blue badge holders) and motorcycles. Coach parking is free.
A special event car parking charge of £5 applies during the Robin Hood Festival week from Monday 4 August to Sunday 10 August 2014 inclusive.
2014/15 car park season tickets are now on sale, priced £25. They can be used at both Rufford Abbey Country Park and Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre throughout the year, excluding when the special event car park charge applies (Robin Hood Festival at Sherwood, 1940s weekend at Rufford, etc). Season tickets can be purchased from Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre shop, Rufford Abbey Country Park Craft Shop or over the phone on tel: 01623 821310 (Monday - Friday during office hours).
Spend £15 in a single transaction in one of our on-site shops, café or restaurant and present your ticket to claim a refund of your parking charge. Please note: this offer does not apply during the Robin Hood Festival.
Please note: We no longer accept payment by cheque.