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Tours > Robin Hood's Nottingham > Robin Hood's Seat

Robin Hood's Seat
To the east of the A611, between Annesley & Kirkby-in-Ashfield (516546)

A large rock, amongst the outcrops in the Robin Hood Hills at Annesley, is known as Robin Hood's Seat. It was the famous outlaw's habit to sit up here and survey the main road below, looking for likely wealthy travellers whose purse he could lighten. In the 18th century, the name referred to a canopied seat cut out of the rock, but this was destroyed to form some rockwork in Newstead Park.

Annesley (or Annes-Lea) has been suggested as one of the possible sites for the home of Robin Hood's ally, Sir Richard of the Lea. There are slight traces of a motte and bailey castle in the area.

Next Stop: Thieves' Wood, near Ravenshead

Click to review The History of Robin Hood




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