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City of Caves

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great place to visit & learn some history of Nottingham. Cost around £8 per adult for a 45 minute... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Diane D

Went on prebooked caves tour. Very interesting guide was knowledgeable and glad my husband booked... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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A set of man-made caves dating from 1250 AD that were discovered under the local shopping centre. Part of the National Justice Museum.
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Drury Walk, Upper Level | Broadmarsh Shopping Centre, Nottingham NG1 7LL, England
+44 115 988 1955
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great place to visit & learn some history of Nottingham. Cost around £8 per adult for a 45 minute guided tour. Very informative & at the right level of info. Not suitable for disabled/wheel chair users due to steps & hard hats are provided due...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Diane D
Reviewed 4 days ago

very interesting network of caves under nottingham. very fantastic and excellent air and the sights were very interesting. I enjoyed it. check for the time of the tours on the website because it starts on certain times. nice small shop that sells different type of...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Maz M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

City of Caves is an impressive title for what is essentially some old cellars dug out of sandstone under the intu shopping centre. The staff are very welcoming and enthusiastic and knowledgable about the small caves ( forgotten basements) and they do there best to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank tr4cyh2016
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

How would believe that under the city of Nottingham hides another world. Where years ago people lived and worked. These caves where used right up until World War 2 as air raid shelters. Where the town folk held secret meetings as their children played lookout....More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank Karen W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on prebooked caves tour. Very interesting guide was knowledgeable and glad my husband booked this as part of our trip to Nottingham.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank timeforgin
Reviewed 1 week ago

Done a tour of the caves with the aid of the audio. Had already pre-booked the audio tour but on arrival were told to sit and wait which we did for 20 minutes. Got a little restless by this time and when I queried the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Vile8er
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visit the city of caves it was very interesting and we enjoyed it I would recommend it to everyone there’s was a lots to see and the tour guide was very funny and friendly

Date of experience: March 2019
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JusticeMuseum, Marketing Officer at City of Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting the City of Caves, great to hear you enjoyed your trip!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend, Brian, and I visited Nottingham recently to attend the Bryan Adams concert. Knowing my passion for caves, he had pre-booked a visit to these caves as a surprise for me! We were not disappointed - what an experience! Our guide, also called Brian,...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Elaine W
JusticeMuseum, Marketing Officer at City of Caves, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Elaine - thanks for your review! So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to the caves.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit which was unplanned. Very atmospheric and worth a visit. The audio guide was good enough to get the idea but you can do a tour as well.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank amandacE1861TB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Since the Nottingham castle is closed for restoration, the City of Caves was one of the few tourist attractions I could visit. I wasn't disappointed as although a tour was scheduled in about half an hour, after 3 people came to the caves almost at...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank Mare R
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27 January 2019|
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Response from JusticeMuseum | Property representative |
Hi there - we don’t have an age restriction on our cave tours and strive to make it interesting and entertaining for all ages. If you visit during the school holiday the tour becomes an interactive character tour where you... More
7 August 2018|
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Response from langholm | Reviewed this property |
No idea - there weren't any when we were there, but email the caves direct to be sure. Hope you enjoy the trip. (also the oldest pub in the UK - 12th century - it's nearby - Ye olde Trip to Jerusalem - good one to tick off)
Lucia B
24 June 2018|
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Response from 42mark42 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think it does. A lady was stood behind a desk you could probably leave things with her. It’s in a shopping centre.... there maybe somewhere in there where you can leave things.