Nottingham

Sherwood Forest visitor centre closed for repairs

A Nottinghamshire tourist attraction is to be closed for more than £100,000 of renovations and repairs.

Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre will be closed for a week from Monday so work can be done to the audio visual theatre, car park and women's toilets.

The county council said investment in the centre, which attracts about 350,000 visitors annually, was needed to keep it up to standard.

In December plans for a new £5.2m centre at Sherwood were postponed.

Budget cuts meant the scheme was delayed for five years.

Councillor John Cottee, said: "Sherwood Forest centre attracts around 350,000 visitors each year including overseas tourists. It is important that they don't go away with a bad impression.

"Although money is tight right now, tourism is important to our county. We're making a modest investment to make sure the centre continues to attract visitors to Robin Hood County."

Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve itself will remain open but with closures to the car park.

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