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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 #20 of 62 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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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We went to Nottingham and thought this would be good, we really love history - so we were eager to visit. We had to wait around for ages, eventually we were given hard hats - this could be dangerous then? Only if you repeatedly smash your head against the concrete walls as the boredom is so great you might want... More

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Lincolnshire
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

...that such a place exists right by our feet. So good to see how much effort has been out in to keep the place for us all to see and that it wasn't turned into a concrete jungle beneath the shopping centre. Hard hats a must- as I found out. Not wet under feet and warm too. Amazing facts are... More

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Cleckheaton, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Not the easiest place to find - you have to go into the Broadmarch Shopping Centre and then ask to be pointed in the right direction - but once you do find it you eventually get to walk down stairs into a warren of caves situated below Nottingham city centre streets. Hardhats and audio guides are included in the admission... More

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

A must for everyone to go and see. I was bemused at signs in the precinct to the caves and went to investigate. I was in awe when I saw them Can't wait to take my friends to see them. Ear phones would have benefited the audio tour as it was difficult to hear when other visitors were on a... More

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Great Dunmow
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

Visiting Nottingham, this is a must. I kept wondering how the structures above stayed up, when you think of recent "Sink Holes" appearing in the country!! Hard to imagine that people actually lived in the caves, however would have preferred a human guide rather than the hand held guide as other people also listening to the guides at different stages... More

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ashby de la zouch
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Grandma and 13 year old discovered a fascinating piece of Nottingham`s social history under the Broad Marsh shopping centre. You need sturdy shoes but we both enjoyed the guided tour.

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Don't be put off by the touristy façade at the beginning of the tour, the caves have not been tampered with and give an amazing insight into Nottingham throughout recent history; how the caves were used as home extensions; during the war; and as plague pits, the tool marks throughout the caves show how the sandstone was excavated. Our tour... More

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hertfordshire, england
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

while on a weekend break we visited the caves of nottingham in conjunction with the courts of justice along with the sheriff of nottingham! i would recommend both visits, the caves where people lived in, worked was unbelievable, how did they survive? our guide was very informative, knowledgeable, which made the trip, after the caves we went to the courts... More

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Shropshire
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62 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We had no idea that the city of Nottingham was built over a warren of caves and tunnels but bought a combined ticket at the Courts of Justice, where there are also underground cells, wells and dungeons. The guided tour was long enough to inform but short enough to keep everyone's attention, including some children. It was a fascinating glimpse... More

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Cromer, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We visited these caves a couple of weeks ago and enjoyed our visit. It is very good value for money when purchased with the galleries of justice tickets aswell. The caves are interesting as they are underneath the shopping centre and are worth a visit. We were allowed to wander around ourselves and see what was down there. It appeared... More

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