Discovery Attractions has announced it has now secured funding for the Robin Hood attraction at Sherwood Forest, which is both a good thing, and a worrying one.
Good, because the forest is in need of greater income to maintain it, the visitor area would benefit from updated facilities, the local economy will benefit from the extra jobs created, Nottinghamshire does need to do more about Robin Hood, and the tourists will be less disappointed with a trip out there.
It's worrying because the plans still seem to be a little, er, 'Disney' to use a shorthand phrase. I expressed my feelings on the plans when announced, in a blog post here, concerned about the mixture of genuine history, Robin Hood myths and random ye medievale tymes myths. It seems to be a site of very mixed messages, which will no doubt be enjoyable, but could miss out on serving some clearer purposes.
I'll be keeping an eye on the development with interest.
Interestingly, the map they use has now changed a little, compared to the one they had in 2012, as shown here. It seems darker, and more (odd choice of word I know) realistic.
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