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Nottingham Castle

Lenton Road, Nottingham NG1 6EL, England
0115 8761400
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Ranked #34 of 62 attractions in Nottingham
Type: Castles
Owner description: A magnificent 17th century ducal mansion built on the site of the original Medieval Castle. The Castle has a turbulent past, linked to kings and... more » Owner description: A magnificent 17th century ducal mansion built on the site of the original Medieval Castle. The Castle has a turbulent past, linked to kings and conquerors and still has a maze of original caves hidden beneath its imposing walls.Now the building houses a Museum & Art Gallery, offering visitors an opportunity to see the best regional, national and international art in the regularly changing exhibition galleries. Plus the permanent exhibitions showcase costume and textiles, silverware, glass and a glimpse into Nottingham's history. « less
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Not the most impressive building and certainly not a "castle". Nonetheless the contents are well worth seeing. The art collection is good with some well known artists represented. The grounds are fine and well attended. All in all a pleasant place to spend the morning. Also it is very close to the Trip to Jerusalem and the Brewhouse Yard Museum

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We went to visit what we thought was Nottingham Castle. Although it is advertised as a castle and has castle walls as well as brochures showing a white castle, after paying to get in we found the castle had been demolished completely and in it's place was a stately home. It is modern as time goes and when we complained... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Spent a couple of hours here on a morning and although the gardens were nice I found that there was not enough on Nottingham's history in the musuem. I did enjoy seeing some of the paintings in the art gallery but this did not interest my kids. Thankfully, there were a few Easter activities for them to do. Such a... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Imagined this to be Nottingham's star attraction... What a let down. The impressive grounds house little more than a random collection of artefacts. There appeared to be very little relating to the history of Nottingham, Robin Hood or the castle itself. Pretty grounds and good views, but is that really worth £5.50?

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Me and my boyfriend went up last weekend to visit friends and thought while we wait we would go and see the castle. We both love things like this and both very disappointed. It is not a castle, more a manor house with some random art gallery inside. We expected more Robin Hood theme too considering the area, but again... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

If you enjoy history then you will so like a visit to the castle,lots to see in and around the grounds,lots of attractions throughout the summer,so you will need to see whats going on at the information centre.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

It's a 'House' that stands where the Castle was situated. The Military display is Impressive, and some of the Views of Nottingham. You will be "Very Disappointed" If your looking for some kind of connection to "Robin Hood."

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I have always enjoyed going to Nottingham Castle, the grounds are lovely , and years age when I was younger I loved going down Mortimers Hole, the caves under the castle ,

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is not a castle, its a large mansion which is a bit of a museum - little connection with medieval Nottingham or Robin Hood if that is what you were hoping for. The caves & dungeon tour is good & the Brewhouse Yard Museum at the foot of Castle Rock is good - Parking poor.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We have visited the Castle twice now once when my family came up from the south coast which they found very interesting. We visited the caves on that occasion plus the many art and pictures . The last time we visited on our own when there was an open day promoting the many things they carry out during the year.... More

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