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City of Caves is a visitor attraction in Nottingham based on a network of caves, carved out of sandstone that have been variously used over the years as a tannery, public house cellars, and as an air raid shelter. The caves are listed as a scheduled monument by Historic England under the name Caves at Drury Hill, Drury Hill being the medieval street under which they were formerly located until it was demolished to make way for the Broadmarsh Shopping Centre. The newer City of Caves name refers to the fact that the city of Nottingham has hundreds of man-made caves, which have been in use for over a thousand years.
|Monday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 5:00 PM|
8th June 2018 visit Pros Good amount of history Cons Just an audio self guided tour available, where you are given a device that plays pre recorded tour messages at certain points Hardly any interactive aspects on the self guided tour
Was really nice and a bit different. Not to long and not to short. Staff were so helpful and lovely.
It takes you through a journey of the city's history by describing how the caves were used at various times. Cool atmosphere and not difficult to traverse.
The caves themselves are interesting, but the staff ripped us off. We were charged full price for the guided tour, only to be sent round without a tour guide! Would not recommend visiting on a busy Saturday afternoon.
Brilliant and to think I didn't know that they were on the doorstep, well worth the money and our guide was brilliant she was very informative.
Very informative. I learned alot about the caves under Nottingham & about night soil :) The tour guide was engaging, inclusive of all age groups & knowledgeable about his field. I would thoroughly recommend. The tour is about 1 hour long and is located in the shopping centre.
Perfect place where you can bring your children or some friends. It's strange that you are under the people who are doing shopping in the mall. The twenty first century..
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. Very nice walk through the caves learning about the history of the caves and also about the water table and such.. This tour I would say is not suitable for pushchairs and with very low ceilings in places I would suggest if you were going to baby wear a front carry would be best. The tour takes about 45 minutes and is very informative... well worth the money in my opinion. Thanks for a great afternoon Lauren!
Very interesting. Great guide.
We enjoyed our visit to the caves. Good tour guides and interesting talks. The guides make it fun so it kept out little boy interested. The tour its self was about an hour. Worth a visit.
Good tour- interesting history of use of caves through the times- tour guide very good and excellent banter with group- both adults and teenagers
Very educational and eye opening into the history of Nottingham. Would recommend it to anyone. Some people moaning about the price, but it's part of the history of the city. It needs to be preserved and maintained.
It is interesting but I don't believe it is worth the money. I mean, it is worth it if you really like caves or if you've never been inside them but if you've had that experience then it is not really worth it. There is a lot of parking due to the fact that it's inside a shopping mall and the people are very nice