City of Caves, Nottingham

4.0
#1 of 13 in Parks in Nottingham
Discover an ancient, subterranean world at City of Caves. Explore this labyrinth of caves that stretch under the busy city streets with actor-led tours or wander through at your own pace with an audio tour. Learn about how these caves were used as 17th-century dwellings, cellars, and even World War II air-raid shelters. Uncover the basement of the Drury Hill slums, all that remains of one of 19th-century Britain’s worst slums. To ensure a place on a guided tour, book in advance as they do sell out. The floor of the caves is uneven in places, so sensible footwear is a must. Put City of Caves into our Nottingham trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • Would recommend this tour! Our tour guide Alice was enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the caves and made us laugh throughout. A bargain for under £8. Thanks Alice u babe x  more »
  • Lived in Nottingham all my life and had heard of the caves. It's a great place to visit when the weather is awful. Nice stable temperature and no rain. So much has happened down there. An interesting ...  more »
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  • A fascinating guided tour of some of the man-made caves dug in to the sandstone under Nottingham. The approximately 1 hour long tour is particularly slanted towards the younger visitor although everyone will find something of interest down there! Our tour guide (Jess) was very friendly and knowledgeable - happy to answer any questions and unhurriedly led us through the caves. The entry fee is very reasonable (Adult £7.95) especially as it gives you unlimited repeat visits for a year! Still photography is permitted but no video recording allowed.
  • The caves tour takes you from early ages to modern world tour. It emphasizes on how the caves were used in different era and how it undergoes changes and how it was used during the World War for shelter. You will also get to hear about a lot of poo story in the underpit! Enjoy and have a good time.
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