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Address: Lenton Road, Nottingham NG1 6EL, England
Phone Number: +44 115 876 1400
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A magnificent 17th century ducal mansion built on the site of the original...

A magnificent 17th century ducal mansion built on the site of the original Medieval Castle. The Castle has a turbulent past, linked to kings and conquerors and still has a maze of original caves hidden beneath its imposing walls.Now the building houses a Museum & Art Gallery, offering visitors an opportunity to see the best regional, national and international art in the regularly changing exhibition galleries. Plus the permanent exhibitions showcase costume and textiles, silverware, glass and a glimpse into Nottingham's history.

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Great for a day out lots of history. It's good for a walk around to take it all in. But it is a castle after all. All about the history

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Great for a day out lots of history. It's good for a walk around to take it all in. But it is a castle after all. All about the history

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Thank Stuart T
Halesowen, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you want to visit Nottingham CASTLE don't think you are going to see a castle in the sense of the word. It is not the original castle and it is now a museum, which is interesting in itself but don't get lead into thinking anything else. The exhibits are interesting and there's a Robin Hood trail which is great... More 

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Thank Jennifer W
London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The caste is a little nice surprise. The collection is small but very interesting. The coffee is really bad, though the coffee shop is OK

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was worthwhile visiting. The view from the top was great, the museum has lots of exhibits including a very comprehensive history of the castle and also history of Nottingham and Robin Hood.

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Thank Rachael M
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were aware that there is practically no castle left on the site, but wanted to visit to see the caves and see the mansion that is now used as an art gallery. The admission, £20 for the four of us, seemed reasonable, but I was rather surprised to then find that we needed to pay another £20 for the... More 

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Thank Antony B
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good points - the grounds are nice, and the fine art in the two galleries is worth seeing. The paintings are very poorly laid out, with little in the way of explanation of what or who you are looking at. However, that takes up an hour maximum and the rest is not worth it. The guide you are given on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place to spend a few hours.... changed recently not as good as when i was a kid but the caves are fascinating.

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Thank nammie
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came here on a date to have a picnic and see the galleries. It was a weekday afternoon and quiet despite it being half term. The grounds looked great even in autumn as we ate our lunch and were very sheltered. Views of the locale were stunning but be sure to wrap up as it is very exposed. I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well it was the local Duke but Robin Hood features in the very good interactive child-friendly exhibits. Good views, shop and phot ops. A panoramic map all round would be useful. Interesting artworks!

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Thank MrsCusack
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely morning walking around the castle museum which was quite quiet. We found the art in the long hall very interesting and there was a 'modern' art display by local artists that was certainly different. We were unable to visit the caves but hope to see them again on another visit to Nottingham. Would recommend a visit.

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