The arden is an area of dense woodlands in the UK. It is largely located in Warwickshire, with parts of Staffordshire and Worcestershire. It is a name used by Shakespeare and is an homage to his mother, Mary Arden, who was named after the forest.
The eldest daughter of Elizabeth Arden and William Shakespeare, she was named after the forest in which her father had been born. This area is close to Stratford-upon-Avon and it was in this part of the country that she lived with her family.
There were a number of ancient settlements in the forest, including a Roman fort and Iron Age hillforts at Henley-in-Arden, Coleshill, and Ulverlei. There is also a medieval wayside cross at the southern end of the forest, which was a place where travelers would pray before entering.
In the Roman era, there were no roads that penetrated the forest, but instead Icknield Street, Watling Street and Fosse Way went around it. A salt track also bounded the south side of the forest.
During the Middle Ages, it was a very large and heavily wooded area with many different types of woodland and animals inhabiting it. It was protected by Royal Forest law.
For centuries the forests of England were under control of the crown. However, this did not apply to the forest of Arden.
This was because the forest was so large, dense and untamed that it was not suitable for such laws. The forest also contained dangerous species, such as bears and wolves.
Today, the Forest of Arden is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, but is not a national park. It is home to a number of rivers and is part of the Cannock Chase and Cotswolds AONBs.
The forest is surrounded by several towns and villages, such as Henley-in-Arden, Tanworth-in-Arden and Hampton-in-Arden. The forest is often a popular destination for tourists and it provides a number of employment opportunities.
There are several schools in the area, as well as an academy and a hotel and country club. The forest is often used as a backdrop for a variety of films, television shows and stage productions.
A local mall is located in the arden, which is owned by Fulcrum since 1973 and is the dominant regional shopping center serving Sacramento, with a mix of national tenants. The center has a high sales volume and has earned the International Design Award from the International Council of Shopping Centers.
It is also home to the Forest of Arden Hotel and Country Club, which is an exclusive hotel and country club complex with a renowned golf course. It is a large property that attracts tourists from all over the world.