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City of Caves (Tigguo Cobauc)

Drury Walk, Upper Level | Broadmarsh Shopping Centre, Nottingham NG1 7LL, England
01159881955
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Ranked #28 of 66 Attractions in Nottingham
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Historic Sites
Description: A set of man-made caves dating from 1250 AD that were discovered under the local shopping center.
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newcastle upon tyne
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97 reviews 97 reviews
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103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

This was interesting for about 2 minutes. The whole site is about the size of a tennis court and the worst attraction of this type I have seen. The guide had to string it out given the lack of genuine interest and I spent the majority of the time waiting for it to end. Yawn.

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Parma, Italy
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25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

It is mainly a kid attraction. Few reconstruction inside of the different uses of the caves from middle ages to the WWII.

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Bedworth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed our visit to the caves, guide very informative and knowledgeable. You should find it an enjoyable experience if you have any interest in history at all.

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Horncastle, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

To the casual visitor to the centre of Nottingham hidden in a modern shopping Centre is The City of Caves there is an amazing secret. There is a guided tour of a few of the many man made caves under the houses and streets of Nottingham. You can see where people lived and worked in the Middle Ages such as... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

We visited the caves when a friend visited me from Scotland. Although the sights were fairly interesting, the guide bored us to tears! He went into far too much detail in a monotone that would have sent us to sleep if we were not trying so hard to keep from laughing. He told us we were p***ing him off and... More

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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Guide was ok, informative. Very little to work with - just some caves that have been built over. Probably not worth the entrance fee.

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Moama, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I had visited a couple of years ago and brought some friends and family to check it out. Good tour guide with informative narrative of the caves. Good job.

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Worth visiting when you eventually find it. Not often you find a major attraction in a shopping cente and it is strange that it must be the only underground cave system, above ground, if you know what I mean. It put a new perspective on tanning and what to do with children in those days. An enjoyable trip and well... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We visited the City of Caves during a trip to Nottingham and found the whole experience very interesting and enlightening. Although we were part of quite a large group, we could hear everything the well informed guide had to say- amazing to think that some caves are still in use as pub cellars and house basements!! They are currently undertaking... More

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Nottingham
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8 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Definitely worth a visit - especially if you fancy a break from shopping! We joined a guided tour, very informative! Lasted roughly 40 minutes, friendly guide and fairly busy! Very strange to think of a whole other place underneath broadmarsh... Definitely wear sensible shoes as the floor is a little uneven, not too cool though when we visited, was comfortable... More

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