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Fountain Dale

Claimed to be the legendary location where Robin Hood met the feisty Friar Tuck in the famous folktale, the overgrown remains of a 12th-century moat, lodge, and holy well complex persist in this soggy corner of Sherwood Forest.

The ballad of Robin Hood and the Curtal Friar describes Robin Hood seeking out the battle-ready brother at “Fountain Dale” to test his mettle. According to the story, after the holy man refused to carry the outlaw over the waters there a mythical melee-by-the-moat ensued, following which the two become firm friends.

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