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City of Caves (Tigguo Cobauc)

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Address: Drury Walk, Upper Level | Broadmarsh Shopping Centre, Nottingham NG1 7LL, England
Phone Number: 01159881955
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A set of man-made caves dating from 1250 AD that were discovered under the...

A set of man-made caves dating from 1250 AD that were discovered under the local shopping center.

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Enjoyed going into the caves and hearing about the history. The Nottingham accents were fun to listen to. Audio tour was really good because you can stop start as you go along... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Kerry B
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Nottingham
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The city of caves is a great experience and a wonderful way to learn the history of Nottingham. Not just for kids, adults will enjoy it too.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Took my dad as he has never been before but I have he loved it worth going totally amazing looking at old Drury Hill. In 2004 me and my boyfriend went here and when we got to Drury Hill he got down one one knee and proposes to me been married 11 years now he just wanted to do it... More 

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Thank Cheznutz
GOJMuseum, Public Relations Manager at City of Caves (Tigguo Cobauc), responded to this review

Hi, What a fantastic story! Thank you for the great write-up and we're happy that you have so many wonderful memories of our attraction. Niall More 

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were shown that this cave was used as a workplace as a leather tanning workshop Notting is full of caves and this is a good starting point to find out more

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Thank alecheron
GOJMuseum, Public Relations Manager at City of Caves (Tigguo Cobauc), responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for the review. We're very glad you enjoyed your visit and that you're eager to learn more about the city's history. Don't forget to visit our sister attraction the Galleries of Justice Museum to learn more about the history of Nottingham. Niall More 

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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Having two young boys, we have been down a lot of caves. But these offer a twist not seen before. Firstly you enter through a normal shop in the shopping center and then down a staircase at the back of the shop. Some "hard core cavers" have pointed out these aren't proper caves, what they fail to mention is the... More 

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Thank stephen m
GOJMuseum, Public Relations Manager at City of Caves (Tigguo Cobauc), responded to this review

Hi, Many thanks for the great review. We’re glad you appreciate the uniqueness of our caves and that you enjoyed your visit! Great photographs too. Niall More 

Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very poor attraction tucked in one corner of a very dated shopping centre. We were expecting an underground city of numerous caves and all we got was an old pub storage area a tannery cave a poor ww2 exhibit with 2 actors trying to raise our interest. There are concrete supports to the shopping centre above which get in the... More 

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Thank Max P
GOJMuseum, Public Relations Manager at City of Caves (Tigguo Cobauc), responded to this review

Hi Max, I’m sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy your trip to the City of Caves. We take all feedback onboard and will look into what you’ve had to say. Our tours usually last 40-40 minutes, so it would be great if you could get in touch at info@cityofcaves.com to discuss your review in more detail. Many thanks, Niall More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Don't be fooled thinking that you are exploring underground caves, you're NOT, they are all above ground level. Too expensive for what it is.

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Thank Mike F
GOJMuseum, Public Relations Manager at City of Caves (Tigguo Cobauc), responded to this review

Hi Mike, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your visit to the City of Caves. I’m sorry to hear you were disappointed by your visit. Our caves are man-made and they take you through many stages of Nottingham’s history. We feel that our tours are reasonably priced and we think they’re very good value for... More 

Nottingham
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29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed going into the caves and hearing about the history. The Nottingham accents were fun to listen to. Audio tour was really good because you can stop start as you go along. Informative.

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Thank Kerry B
GOJMuseum, Public Relations Manager at City of Caves (Tigguo Cobauc), responded to this review

Kerry, Thank you for your positive review. I'm glad to hear you had a good time at the City of Caves and that you enjoyed the audio tour. We also have actor-led tours which are good fun - so I hope you come back for one of those. Thanks, Niall More 

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited the caves 2 years ago in the summer holidays , we were on a tour in a group and found it quite expensive for what we saw .. I found the tour guide hard to follow ... Not quite sure what I was expecting , but we didn't enjoy it as much as we thought we would

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Thank Natalie M
GOJMuseum, Public Relations Manager at City of Caves (Tigguo Cobauc), responded to this review

Natalie, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the City of Caves. I’m sorry to hear your visit didn’t live up to your expectations. If you’d like to discuss your visit further, feel free to email info@cityofcaves.com. Niall More 

Dover, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cave network is accessed through a shopping centre. The staff were friendly and helpful and the caves themselves were very interesting. The tour is via an audio guide only which got a little repetitive - there wasn't many props or display boards to supplement this. The tour took around 45 minutes and was worth the £8 we paid for... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a fun way to pass an hour Our guide was funny and informative The tour wasn't tooooo long so the teenagers didn't get bored and scared as they were cutoff from the inter web Everybody learnt something and we saw a bit if the history of Nottingham as a city through the ages

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Thank Activestu
GOJMuseum, Senior Customer Service Coordinator at City of Caves (Tigguo Cobauc), responded to this review

Love your photo, it is great to see you 3 get in to the spirit of the City of Caves. I am very pleased you enjoyed the tour and you were able to learn about the great history of Nottingham from our caves. I hope we will get to see you again soon for another visit! Kind regards, Emily More 

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