Yes, Nottingham is famed for Robin Hood, yes working here one has to get used to frequent questions and some difficult conversations, but the real gemstones are those people who care for NOTHING else. 100's of caves - Did the merry men use them? Isabella and Mortimer - Did Robin Hood sneak into the castle through Mortimer's hole as well? Start of the English Civil War - Yeah! fighting against the ruling classes like Robin Hood did!
Can get a bit grating when trying to run a guided tour for a wider group, and a section tries to steer it continually towards A FICTIONAL OCCURRENCE with NO bearing on the events, location, persons or time-frame. However, the scope to wind the more strident folks up is immeasurable. "Yup, some people say this was a wine cellar, but really Little John lived here while pretending to work for the castle. Want me to take your picture in here?"
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