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Tours > Robin Hood's Nottingham > King John's Palace

King John's Palace
Old Clipstone, four miles south-west of Ollerton (604648)

King John's Palace Seen in the distance as you drive through the village, King John's Palace was a Royal hunting lodge, so called because it was so often frequented by that monarch. The site is said to have originally been a chapel built by King Edwin of Northumbria. It was extended by King Henry I, but destroyed by fire in 1220. Henry II re-erected it only fifty years later, but totday only a few sturdy walls remain.

Robin Hood and his men are said, at one time, to have entered the palace and liberated all the prisoners in the dungeon, while Prince John was off on a wild goose chase searching for the outlaws amongst the Creswell Caves.

Next Stop: Rufford Abbey, Rufford Country Park

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