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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 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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Moama, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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 reviews 4 reviews
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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went here on the same day as a visit to the caves. It is really worth it. I have lived on Nottingham going on 3 years and I wish I'd have gone sooner. I would look into booking if you can as it is really busy .. Especially on weekends and school hols. Completely worth it. The tour guides... More

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Los Angeles, California
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Once you get past the oddity of entering a mall store front and then disappearing down into 100s of years old caves it's really fascinating. Our family of four were blown away at what lies beneath the city of Nottingham and how much it has been in use. If you have a problem with some small places and stairs this... More

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Ilkeston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

You don't often expect to go to a city and be presented with the fact that there are hundreds of caves underneath your feet and also that you can explore some of them! The CIty of Caves is a great experience for young and old alike and we had a very informative guide who told us all about them being... More

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

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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18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

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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19 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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