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Tours > Robin Hood's Nottingham > Robin Hood's Cave

Robin Hood's Cave
Just east of Creswell, across Crags Pond on the southern side of the B6042 (535741)

Robin Hood's Cave, Creswell Crags The Creswell Crags are a sort of Northern Cheddar Gorge running along the valley of the Millwood Brook, near Clowne. Hidden amongst the rocky precipices are a series of caves, certainly used as homes by prehistoric man, but more famous for their legendary connections with medieval forest outlaws. Of course, there is a Robin Hood's Cave, the largest and most prominent, where the famous fugitive is said to have found safety on a number of occasions. Prince John apparently got wind of the hide-outs at one time and came searching for Robin here whilst the outlaw used this opportunity to break into the Royal Palace at Clipstone and release all the prisoners.

There is a good Visitors' Centre at the Crags and you can stroll along the attractive lakeside walks to see the caves, though they are also visible from the B6042 running alonside.

Next Stop: Steetley Chapel, near Worksop

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