Plans for a £13 million Robin Hood attraction that will boost the local economy in Nottingham and protect the historical Sherwood Forest have been unveiled.
The first phase of the visitor attraction project includes a new visitor centre, cafe and shop to replace the current ones and will open in the summer of 2014. The new 'Discover Robin Hood' attraction will welcome its first visitors in spring 2015.
The attraction will be based on the legend of Robin Hood and his merry men set in a medieval castle.
Around 100 jobs could be created by the opening of the new Sherwood Forrest attraction say Nottinghamshire County Council.
The plans include a village where actors will help children to see what life was like in the time that Robin Hood would have lived, teach children about the ecology of Sherwood Forest and an open air theatre.