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City of Caves (Tigguo Cobauc)

Address: Drury Walk, Upper Level | Broadmarsh Shopping Centre, Nottingham NG1 7LL, England
Phone Number: 01159881955
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Ranked #19 of 47 Attractions in Nottingham
Type: Historic Sites, Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A set of man-made caves dating from 1250 AD that were discovered under the local shopping center.
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Type: Historic Sites, Caverns/ Caves, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Owner 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
38 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I've been trying for years to go round these caves (to be honest I don't try very often, the last time I tried must have been four years ago), and I (we finally managed it! It was not at all what I expected, I thought it would be something akin to the catacombs of Rome or Paris - a series... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Despite having lived in Nottingham for about 6 years now (and just a 10 minute walk from Broadmarsh too!) I had not got round to visiting the caves, so having my grandchildren aged 5 and 8 for the day I thought this might be worth trying. I really enjoyed it, our guide was knowledgeable and kept the chat going. We... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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119 attraction reviews
403 helpful votes 403 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

What an interesting hidden part of the City which to learn about and explore with the excellent guide provided. Interesting to hear about it's change of use over many years including WW2.

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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

it was good, the guide gave lots of information and it was interesting to listen to, unfortunately my hard hat didn't fit and kept falling off.

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Waterlooville, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Tucked away in a corner of the upper level of the Broadmarsh shopping centre, this is definitely worth a visit if you're in Nottingham. Very interesting guided tour of a network of caves below the shopping centre and neighbouring streets, including the only surviving example of a tannery. The young guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining.

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Newport
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11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We accessed the caves within the Broad Marsh Shopping Centre after buying a joint ticket at the Galleries of Justice. An audio guide was provided and it was amazing to see a part of the many caves that are beneath the centre of Nottingham.

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Burton on Trent
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3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I was amazed to learn that many Nottingham residents have never seen these caves and some don't even know they exist. It was a quiet weekday when we visited and as the only ones in the caves with our audio guide it was an eerie but fascinating experience and very well worth the visit. The combined Galleries of Justice and... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We were staying in Nottingham for the night so I had mentioned it at work and was told about the caves so booked a tour , I thought the tour was great , good to hear about a bit of history that's right next to you when you were only shopping upstairs not long before , our guide was very... More 

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Weston-super-Mare, England, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Found walking around the caves very informative and interesting. The audio guide was very clear and well presented. Thought that £1 for a 'guide' book consisting of only 2 pieces of A4 paper was a bit of a rip off - no pun intended!

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Been here twice, once last year and again this year. Thoroughly enjoyed each trip. Learnt something new each time. Very knowledgable staff. Worth bringing visitors here for a different experience. would definitely go again

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