Sherwood Forest, East Midlands


From Ice Age art to the legend of Robin Hood, Nottinghamshire has a rich history to discover, including castles, caves, culture and nature.

When you think of Nottinghamshire, Sherwood Forest and the stories of Robin Hood are probably at the forefront of your mind, but there is much more to see in this historic and beautiful county in the East Midlands. From the oldest cave art in the UK at Creswell Crags to the 13th Century manmade caves below Nottingham, the county is full of unique treasures. Above the surface you’ll find stately homes, like the imposing Elizabethan Wollaton Hall, with its grand gardens and deer park and atmospheric ancient castles, like Nottingham Castle and Newark Castle.


Retire to Nottinghamshire



Nottinghamshire itself has a thriving community scene, like the Inspire knitting and crochet projects run through local libraries and Live and Local which delivers musical and theatre performances to villages and community centres in rural areas. Golf lovers will be delighted by the 36 hole Nottinghamshire golf and country club, which also boasts fine dining as well as a beautiful setting. While cricket fans are also in for a treat, with Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club’s famous Trent Bridge ensuring plenty of access to top quality matches.

Whether you are looking for rural property for sale in Nottinghamshire or retirement properties to rent in Nottinghamshire, it’s good to know that McCarthy Stone retirement developments are designed to encourage community spirit. 83% of McCarthy Stone homeowners experience a sense of community in their new retirement home.


McCarthy Stone Retirement Homes in Nottinghamshire

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