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City of Caves (Tigguo Cobauc)

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Address: Drury Walk, Upper Level | Broadmarsh Shopping Centre, Nottingham NG1 7LL, England
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+44 115 988 1955
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 16:00
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A set of man-made caves dating from 1250 AD that were discovered under the...

A set of man-made caves dating from 1250 AD that were discovered under the local shopping center. Part of the National Justice Museum.

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Easily located on the top floor of the Broadmarsh shopping centre and goes down below it. The entrance fee is around £8 each, which seems slightly high considering it only takes... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Swansea
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very good tour guides . Thought the tour would have covered a longer length of caves though ! Considering how far they go under the city centre -we only saw a few .Most of the tour is spent standing still listening to talks- rather than actually exploring the many caves. They were last used as air raid shelters.

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Thank louiseSwansea
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

45 min. Tour packed with history. Bit tricky to navigate the stairs, so wear proper footwear. Tour guides were very friendly and fun. More than 1000 years old. Well worth the visit.

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Thank Darrel S
Surrey, England
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a really well done exhibit with audio guides It was informative and interesting Although hard hats are optional they are a good idea as it's easier to hit your head on overhanging rock! A good way to spend an hour

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Thank Donxy
Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Group visit today. The caves were a real eye opener to fully appreciate the terrible conditions underground that people worked and lived. The tour guide of the caves was excellent

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Thank Sylvia W
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Lived here 50 years and never visited the caves till now. I was very surprised about what used to happen down in the caves, people used to live and work there, there was the remains of a tannery and the trip was very informative

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily located on the top floor of the Broadmarsh shopping centre and goes down below it. The entrance fee is around £8 each, which seems slightly high considering it only takes around 50 minutes to see the whole thing, but they do make it clear all the money goes towards the caves and further investigation into their history. Hard hats... More 

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Dover, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During a very rainy break in Nottingham we decided to visit the caves to escape the weather. We were so pleased that we did as the caves were very interesting. We wore hard hats as some of the tunnels were quite low and used an audio handset to listen to the many narrations explaining what the caves had been used... More 

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Radcliffe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very interesting visit and something a little different to visit. There's an entrance free and you can gift aid too. It's about 7 or 8 quid. It is under a shopping centre, which amused me. I found the tannery the most interesting. Lots of steps and two doorways were you had to bend down. Our tour guide was good... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As Nottingham born and bred, and proud of our city, I hate to say it, but this place fails to impress on just about every level.... First you enter through the extremely grotty, and mostly empty, Broad Marsh Shopping centre (soon to be demolished I hear) where you are asked to part with £8 of your cash (plus a beg... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have to say I have been working in and around Nottingham on and off for over 20 years and never really knew about the caves. I also didn't realise the entrance was inside the Broadmarsh shopping centre! Whilst I wouldn't say it was a stunning spectacular it was very interesting. I did use the audio guide supplied with the... More 

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