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City of Caves (Tigguo Cobauc)

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Address: Drury Walk, Upper Level | Broadmarsh Shopping Centre, Nottingham NG1 7LL, England
Phone Number: 01159881955
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Description: A set of man-made caves dating from 1250 AD that were discovered under the...
A set of man-made caves dating from 1250 AD that were discovered under the local shopping center.
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Great attraction

We have visited a lot of caves, but nothing like this. The whole experience was a surprise and I don't want to spoil it for anyone who wants to go by going into too much... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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England
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We have visited a lot of caves, but nothing like this. The whole experience was a surprise and I don't want to spoil it for anyone who wants to go by going into too much detail..... It was full of interesting facts and the audio guide was an excellent way of bringing it all to life. We would thoroughly recommend... More 

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Snodland, Kent
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24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I had last come here about 18 years ago ad I thought it was very good. As far as I remember (and admittedly I might be wrong) when I went before, you made your own way around the caves and I certainly don't remember a hat (not that the hat was an issue). This time we were taken around by... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Thought this tour would be longer and that the caves would be a bit deeper. Apparently we were at ground level all the time. Interesting and educational but not quite what I was expecting.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Good value for money, very interesting. Kids (6 and 11) loved it. Guide very informative and funny. Not cold at all. Interesting and will visit again

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Took some Canadian relatives and it was really good informative although the guide could have done with a bit more of a personality. They were young and perhaps were trying to remember all of the information to pass it on. First time I'd been but fine and not too expensive.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The information online gives the impression that the tour will be way more factual and detailed than it was - we were told it would last a least an hour and a half, was less than 40 minutes. A group before us had a seemingly interesting and charismatic guide, sadly ours was in a hurry to get the tour over... More 

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Grantham, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I think I was expecting too much ........not as many caves to see as I thought there would be , guide was difficult to understand and if you were at the back of the group you heard nothing ....not a lot of information gained on the tour although most of his talk was geared towards the kids in the group... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The site is very interesting to wander around and the make guide (cannot remember his name) probably made the tour what it was. He is very knowledgable, yet humerous and made it fun for kids and adults alike. It probably takes around 30mins to go around with the tour, so manage your expectations - it isn't a wander around hundreds... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

To say Nottingham is apparently riddled with cave systems this attraction was very disappointing. In fact for most of the tour your just underneath the Broadmarsh shopping center carpark! Look up and you'll see. I'm from Nottingham and felt this attraction was poor. The Nottingham cave system is impressive with lots still to be discovered but sadly you don't get... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Sebastian our guide in the caves was remarkable...his knowledge of Nottingham Castle and the caves was amazing...he talked for over forty minutes with great passion about the history of the site while marshalling us through years of history...It is worth a trip to Nottingham just to go on one of his tours x

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