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City of Caves (Tigguo Cobauc)

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Pleasantly surprised

The tour guide and interpretation characters were enthusiastic and informative. They really brought... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
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Who Even Knew they were There?

The signs in the shopping centre are worse than useless sending you towards a solid wall on the... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
John F
Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
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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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Drury Walk, Upper Level | Broadmarsh Shopping Centre, Nottingham NG1 7LL, England
+44 115 988 1955
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Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

The tour guide and interpretation characters were enthusiastic and informative. They really brought the history of the caves to life. My kids enjoyed it (even the one who was reluctant to visit). Our visit lasted about an hour.

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

The signs in the shopping centre are worse than useless sending you towards a solid wall on the ground floor. Having abandoned the signage we found the entrance on the upper floor where you don a hard hat and descend a staircase at the back...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 26 August 2018

Unexpectedly interesting and fun for all the family. A little piece of history below the pavements of a modern city. Good value for money.

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Reviewed 21 August 2018

The pace of the guided tour was spot on for us, helped by an unusual system of having different guides at different stages of the tour rather than a single guide or one guide per 'room', and focussing on different periods in history. Nicely delivered,...More

Thank dirtmother
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Popped in to book tickets for here and the NJM for another day, but as a tour was about to start we decided to go there and then. After donning hard hats, and following a brief safety talk from your initial guide, you descend into...More

Thank Sam R
Reviewed 17 August 2018

This is an interesting alternative on a not so nice weather day. Please note that the tours are timed, something I didn’t see anywhere advertised so please bear this in mind as we had to wait around 40 minutes. The guides were good they knew...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Wanted to do something a little different with my step daughters during the holidays, we have done the Nottingham castle tunnel tour but came away a little disappointed as only lasted about 15-20, cake here as my eldest was rather Intrigued. Anyway £8 for an...More

Thank N2198HRseans
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

A fascinating place but disappointed we could not hear what the guide was saying. We were in one cave as she talked in the next - we could not all fit in We commented about this on the way out - to be told there...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

For £8 entry it’s good value for money, lasts about 40-45 minutes and is interesting and informative, however, is very average. Compared to Mary Kings Close in Edinburgh it’s lacking. Nevertheless worth a visit and a good short activity to do whilst in Nottingham.

Thank Rachel13T
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Although the tour was not very long there is quite a lot fitted into the time we viewed quite a few caves which we were guided around by a very enthusiastic and engaging tour guide. Although the history wasn't particularly in depth it was interesting...More

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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)
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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.
11 June 2018|
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Response from hammondjohn270 | Reviewed this property |
The tours are different, with the City of Caves representing more of a social history of Nottingham cave dwellers, while the Castle tour has a more military slant as part of the castle