The city of Mansfield has made a large commitment towards ensuring the future of public transport in the town by investing in a new bus and coach station in the heart of the town centre. Opened in 2013, the bus station is served by buses and coaches operated by National Express and Stagecoach, who operate lines at a local level. The majority of bus services arriving in Mansfield are operated by Stagecoach and include hourly services to local towns and cities, such as Chesterfield, Bolsover and Eckington. As part of its establishment of more routes travelling to Mansfield, Stagecoach also offers daily services to larger cities, including a bus service from the Yorkshire city of Sheffield. National Express offers national services from London Victoria, Luton and Newcastle.
This town in the east Midlands of England has a long history dating back to the Roman conquest of the UK. However, the town probably has its largest claim to fame as being located beside Sherwood Forest, the legendary home and hunting ground of the mythical figure of Robin Hood. Visitors with an eye for myth and history have many options when spending some time in Mansfield, including tours of Sherwood Forest and trips to nearby Nottingham. Those looking for a dose of reality in their historical tours can visit the remains of the castle of King John, which lies just outside the town. Getting around Mansfield is easy, with a series of pedestrian walkways and areas allowing easy access to the vast shopping area in the town centre and the large shopping centre, featuring a number of well known high street stores. For a more traditional experience a visitor should not miss out on Mansfield market, which has been held for over 700 years and continues on the Buttercross Market site. Visitors seeking out local attractions can enjoy a show at the Palace Theatre or take in a football match played by Mansfield Town FC, known affectionately as The Stags.
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