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“Great caves” 4 of 5 stars
Review of City of Caves (Tigguo Cobauc)

City of Caves (Tigguo Cobauc)
Drury Walk, Upper Level | Broadmarsh Shopping Centre, Nottingham NG1 7LL, England
01159881955
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Ranked #20 of 50 Attractions in Nottingham
Type: Historic Sites, Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
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Owner description: A set of man-made caves dating from 1250 AD that were discovered under the local shopping center.
Hameln, Germany
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“Great caves”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Very interesting caves, but such a shame they are not a bit longer. Could have carried on walking down there for ages. Well done.

Visited November 2012
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Billingshurst, United Kingdom
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“Interesting Caves”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Knowledgeable Guide. Tour conducted at the right pace. Value for money.(especially when bought as a joint ticket )

Visited October 2013
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“Good & interesting - but a bit disappointing...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

As residents of Nottingham, we decided to visit the City of Caves, as something to do while our car had its MOT. We bought the dual ticket which gives you entry to the Galleries of Justice too - great value & you have up to 6 months to use the other part of the ticket.
We arrived shorty after opening time on Saturday morning and found the staff very helpful when purchasing our tickets. I remember visiting the City of Caves a couple of times in the past, probably the last time being about 12 years ago & really enjoying it. Things seem to have changed in how you 'visit' the caves - I remember having some sort of audio tour with headphones, narrated by some 'medieval/war time children' which meant you could go round at your own pace & I'm sure there were more caves which were 'dressed' to a particular era - I'm not sure if this type of tour is available on other days, but our tour was in the format of one tour guide presenting the information to a group, lasting one hour.
As people who like to do things at their own pace, we found this type of tour quite disappointing in that we were constantly either waiting for people to catch up with the tour, waiting for people to finish taking numerous posed photos of each other or trying to listen to the tour guide while people held their own conversation! We did find the tour guide very good at her job, she was very informative & we learnt a couple of things we didn't know about the history of Nottingham. We did feel a bit awkward at times as she was clearly very passionate about what she was talking about, and it was unfair that not everyone was listening - it was rude!
The history of the caves is amazing & its such a pity that there aren't more caves that are accessible to the public as Nottingham could make a real tourist attraction out of it. It would be great to have some more information boards around the caves - the tour guide said one of the caves was the basement for a pub - it would have been nice to have seen the pub on a modern day map, so you could get an idea of where it would have been, or even just some facts about the pub/area. However, saying all of that we did enjoy our visit and would visit again.

Visited October 2013
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“Interesting trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

A bit surreal going into a shopping centre then under the centre into ancient caves. Very good lady guide who made the tour both interesting and fun.

Visited October 2013
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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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“Good Value But A Tad Too Short”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We did the "performance" tour, which was essentially just one tour guide showing us around and giving us a bit of history, no performance involved. It was reasonably priced however I was slightly disappointed by the size of the area covered as it only covers a minute fraction of the caves beneath the shopping centre, not a "city of caves". What we saw was good though, especially for the price, something for all ages and opposite a Wimpy which is another major plus.

Visited October 2013
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