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City of Caves (Tigguo Cobauc)

Drury Walk, Upper Level | Broadmarsh Shopping Centre, Nottingham NG1 7LL, England
+44 115 988 1955
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A fascinating attraction for all ages.

Nottingham is built on 500+ caves and, the "City of caves" gives an insight into the history and... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
David B
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Warwick, United Kingdom
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Our visit here followed our visit to the National Justice Museum and on a combined ticket,it was... read more

Reviewed 21 April 2018
annharrison0102
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Stamford, 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.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Drury Walk, Upper Level | Broadmarsh Shopping Centre, Nottingham NG1 7LL, England
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+44 115 988 1955
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Nottingham is built on 500+ caves and, the "City of caves" gives an insight into the history and use of these caves over the centuries. The caves are well lit and the guides give wonderful stories and history which are amusing and informative. The entrance...More

Thank David B
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

Our visit here followed our visit to the National Justice Museum and on a combined ticket,it was only a few minutes walk away.We first had to put on a safety hat but we were given the choice,our advice is to wear one.The guide led us...More

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

The City of Caves is a collection of interconnecting caves cut into the soft sandstone rock situated beneath the Broadmarsh Shopping Centre, with some dating back to the 13th century. On exhibition are a 16th or 17th century tannery, a trade literally driven underground due...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

I'd like to start off by saying that Lauren our tour guide on Saturday 14th April (3.10pm tour) was absolutely amazing. She was hilarious and dealt with the young kids brilliantly.. even when one was very cheeky.. She made my little girl laugh so much....More

Thank Emma R
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

“Cave man” Dan led a really informative, engaging and fun tour around the caves. We all thought he was excellent and held everyone’s attention throughout. Keep it up, Dan!

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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Went on one of the guided tours with a pleasant & amusing character called Dan. There’s some interesting facts & anecdotes but I came away with the feeling that we had only scratched the surface. Main focus was limited to a tannery in one of...More

1  Thank GH24
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Although it appears that many people know that Nottingham has lots of caves, I was unaware of the fact and as people in restaurants and hotels kept mentioning them, we thought we would visit. They were fairly easy to find and the guide was very...More

1  Thank Susan H
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

This isn’t a bad tour, but it was shorter than I was expecting. We were taken down as a group with a guide. I am interested in history so it was nice to hear about Medieval Nottingham. It was a good way to fill in...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

So today i went into the City of Caves reception area only to be greeted by the woman behind the counter that said as soon as i walked in “ Sorry last tour was half 4..!!” (No hello, No smile) Looked at me as to...More

2  Thank MissSarahJayne
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Very intresting Staff very insight into the life in Nottingham from the Middle Ages. Amazing to think thes were all dug out Intresting to see the air raid shelters from the war The tanneries and how leather was produced Our guide was excellent

Thank Brian G
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Felicity C
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Response from 42mark42 | Reviewed this property |
I am going to guess at no. But maybe wrong. Sorry.
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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.
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Kerminator22
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
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