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City of Caves (Tigguo Cobauc)

Open Now: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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A set of man-made caves dating from 1250 AD that were discovered under the local shopping center. Part of the National Justice Museum.
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Drury Walk, Upper Level | Broadmarsh Shopping Centre, Nottingham NG1 7LL, England
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Reviewed yesterday

We were lucky to have a very good tour guide, she knew what she was talking about. The tour gave a nice impression of the history of Nottingham with the caves as the red line through the story. Bit of geology, some Robin Hood, some...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed yesterday

Loved taking a climpse into the sandstone caves under part of Nottingham. Apparently there is a whole honeycomb labyrinth, which would be lovely to see too. The Audio handset, not sure if it was just mine, was a little temperatmental, but I guess lots of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JoannaOlivey
Reviewed 4 days ago

Remember to listen to the audio guide or join a guided tour! If you don't listen to the explanations, then you'll find it confusing and boring. Not many caves are shown here, but the audio guide provides you with interesting information, so it takes at...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Lingfeng G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed coming round here today, the tour guide (Andy) was friendly and informative, my daughter whose 7 enjoyed walking through the caves as did my son whose 16. This attraction is accessed in the shopping centre which made it feel more unusual. The tour...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much fun and the guide was very informative! Get to see a whole new level of nottingham history! From medieval age to WWII!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with a joint ticket for the justice museum which was good value. We arrived early and went on a guided tour with one other family, so a group of 4 adults and 4 kids, no problems seeing it all and hearing the guide. The...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank castigergirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very, very good attraction with big history as its main course...but with a "terrible histories" twist to it. These caves have been occupied for many years having been hued from soft sand caves and seen industrial use and refuge in WW11. Odd...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Paul F
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

City of Caves is a surprisingly informative and interesting day out! The guided tours take around 45 minutes and we booked online the day before to get a joint ticket with the National Museum of Justice.

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank Rachel C
Reviewed December 5, 2018

most people would not know its in the shopping centre,which people do not use much.most shops closed, and place is run down.its a shame they must be losing a lot money.we enjoyed the tour, interesting for any age.a good day was had by us all....More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank peter h
Reviewed December 2, 2018 via mobile

The entrance unfortunately is in a very run down shopping centre and the entrance and shop are a little poor. The tour itself is good and doesn’t require any geological or historical knowledge. Families would really enjoy this.

Date of experience: December 2018
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August 6, 2018|
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Response from langholm | Reviewed this property |
No idea - there weren't any when we were there, but email the caves direct to be sure. Hope you enjoy the trip. (also the oldest pub in the UK - 12th century - it's nearby - Ye olde Trip to Jerusalem - good one to tick off)
Lucia B
June 24, 2018|
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Response from 42mark42 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think it does. A lady was stood behind a desk you could probably leave things with her. It’s in a shopping centre.... there maybe somewhere in there where you can leave things.
June 10, 2018|
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Response from hammondjohn270 | Reviewed this property |
The tours are different, with the City of Caves representing more of a social history of Nottingham cave dwellers, while the Castle tour has a more military slant as part of the castle