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Nottingham's new Robin Hood themed trail, a summer of castles with English Heritage and HM Bark Endeavour comes to Whitby


Play hunt the robin around Nottingham this summer, with a sculpture trail based on the story of Robin Hood.

Hoodwinked 2018, a Wild in Art trail, will be running to September 30 with a string of statues around the city raising money for charity. With Robin Hood disguised along the way, to outwit the Sheriff as in the traditional tales, the hide and seek aspect is perfect for families.

Nottingham Beach will also be returning to the Old Market Square, with ice cream, cocktails and sandcastles, to rest your feet afterwards. Until September 2.

King of the castle

This summer is celebrating the nation’s castles, as well as the people who lived in and defended them throughout history, as part of English Heritage’s #LoveCastles season.

The programme of events will take place at more than 60 castles from Cornwall to Northumberland, including Norman earthworks and royal fortresses, as well as sandcastle building workshops plus a competition to build the best sand sculpture throughout the summer.

Board the Endeavour

A full-scale replica of Captain Cook’s famous ship is opening as a permanent visitor attraction in Whitby from next month. 

HM Bark Endeavour uses interactive features and clever design to transport visitors back to life on board an 18th century ship, with all its hardships, as well as details of the scientific discoveries made on the ship’s expeditions.

The opening is part of the celebrations around the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook’s first expedition to the Pacific in the original Endeavour, built in Whitby in 1764. 

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