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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 #27 of 64 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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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Very well presented with audio guide. Quite remarkable use including a tannery, various types of stores, family accommodation and an air raid shelter during the war

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

The City of Caves are around 500 caves underground the Nottingham city. You have the opportunity to know a little about them. This attraction is inside the shopping and it is really interesting to see the very unhealthy place where lots of people lived.

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I never knew that there were such fascinating caves beneath the shopping centre that I had ben walking on! I learnt some greats things. the staff were friendly and the prices were reasonable too. it is worth a visit to this underground hidden gem.

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Sechelt, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

If you're looking for something off the beaten path go check these caves out. It is a little strange to enter from a mall, but you soon forget and feel what it may have been like to live under ground. The price is fair.

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Newark upon Trent, Nottinghamshire.
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

A very interesting and historical place to visit. It really gives you an insight into Nottinghams history. Hidden under a shopping centre in Nottingham.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Combined this with the Galleries of Justice. Very reasonable. Audio tour was good but if following somebody else you overhear their commentary. Thoroughly enjoyed tour but a few of the lights weren't working so a couple of exhibits weren't totally visible. Make sure to wear sensible shoes as very uneven surfaces in some places.

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Titusville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

We went to the exhibit, and I have to say....it was better than I thought it would be. The caves are interesting, and the site is educational. I felt it was well worth the visit.

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Fairbanks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We found this tour quite interesting. It really showed how ancient the city is and gave us a glimpse about what life was like in the very earliest days when settlers lived in caves and how it has changed over time through the days of medieval tanneries and on into the more recent history of World War II. Our tour... More

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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

A value for money trip to the caves. Fascinating, informative, fun trip down below the shopping centre to find out the history of tanning, slums, plotting and smuggling! No need to book, turn up and get an audio guide and make your way round in your own time. Takes about 1 hour. Strange to hear the trams rumble overhead and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I came here with a friend and loved every bit of it. The stories told were interesting and relevant. A very fun history lesson. You can go at any time of the day without a booking. Get the discount by booking the justice courts ticket too - also a great experience! You cant miss this place its great! Be warned... More

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