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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 #30 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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Felixstowe
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89 reviews 89 reviews
32 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Extraordinary layers of history - from the 16th century to the blitz. A ride through history not to be missed. Deprivation, privation, poverty and warfare layered under the the temple of retail consumerism that sits on top of it. It's a total perspective vortex.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I love history and our guide was knowledgeable and made this an interesting visit. Definitely worth a look. Was not hard to find!

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Durham, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This could be good but....very hard to find in the shopping centre. We had a dreaful guide who manged to make the whole experience very very boring. Limited knowledge, sounded bored, couldn't answer questions. Wish we hadn't bothered

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a wonderful little collection of caves and historical sites incongruously sited underneath a 60s shopping centre. The site isn't very big, and the tour takes just about 30 minutes, but I found it really fascinating (as did my 13 year-old daughter) and quite unlike any other attraction we've visited. The guide was really good too, and kept the... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We had a great day out in Nottingham with grandchildren aged 12 and 15. The younger one had been to the caves before with school on a time when actors describe the history. Best to check before going whether it is an actors or audio tour day and whether you need to book. We went on quietish Monday lunchtime at... More

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newcastle upon tyne
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97 reviews 97 reviews
66 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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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26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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

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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Derby, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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