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About Edwinstowe

In the heart of Sherwood Forest sits the historic village of Edwinstowe.
Legend has it that it was here in Edwinstowe that Robin Hood married Maid Marian at the local Church of St Mary - A beautiful medieval church which dates from 1175, although there has been a church on the site since 633 A.D.

The village takes its name from the holy shrine or resting place "stowe" of King Edwin - the Saxon King of Northumbria who was slain in 633AD and was buried in Sherwood forest so that his enemies could not find his body. A wooden chapel was erected in this place, which is the site now occupied by The Church of St Mary's.

The village today is a vibrant place with a selection of shops, restaurants and pubs to choose from, and the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre and National Nature Resvere is just a 10 minute walk from the village.

Interesting & Historical Facts about Edwinstowe

St Mary's Church, in the historic village of Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire, is where Robin Hood is said to have married Maid Marion.

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