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“Nottingham Robin Hood CAMRA Beer Festival”

Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery
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Meet The Ghosts of Nottingham Castle
Ranked #9 of 120 things to do in Nottingham
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Owner description: A magnificent 17th century ducal mansion built on the site of the original Medieval Castle. The Castle has a turbulent past, linked to kings and conquerors and still has a maze of original caves hidden beneath its imposing walls.Now the building houses a Museum & Art Gallery, offering visitors an opportunity to see the best regional, national and international art in the regularly changing exhibition galleries. Plus the permanent exhibitions showcase costume and textiles, silverware, glass and a glimpse into Nottingham's history.
Reviewed October 15, 2012

This is an excellent beer festival (In October) in a lovely setting with the added advantage of the Castle grounds and galleries to explore. Easy walking distance from the rail and bus stations and only five minutes from the centre (Old Market Square) of town.

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Reviewed October 12, 2012

The Castle has everything from Military Museums to the Folk Tales of Robin Hood. There was a school visit on when we were looking around and the kids seemed to be enjoying every minute of their educational day out. I lost count of the amount of floors in the castle, think it was 4, but we walked our legs off. Thank goodness there was a lift to each floor. The view from the Castle is panoramic - you can see for miles. Not the greatest view on earth, but worth seeing. You can also take the Cave Walk (caves under Nottingham) from within the Castle which go 3 times a day and at £1.50 for children and Senior Citizens, is not a lot to pay. We Senior Citizens decided that we had punished our legs enough!! Lots of Festivals are held within the Castle Walls and we witnessed them setting up the Marquees and Children's play area for the Beer Festival to be held towards the end of the month. The grounds are very well laid out and lovely to roam around although not suitable for anyone with serious mobility problems. We ended our visit with a nice cup of coffee served in the Castle Cafe.

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Reviewed October 7, 2012

When visiting this Castle, taking the walking tour of the "Mortimer Hole" caves is totally essential. The tour guides are great (I've done it twice) and have fun interesting stories, and you end up at the bottom of the cliffs, right outside "Ye olde trip to jerusalem", which is also a "must do" in Nottingham!

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Reviewed October 5, 2012

Lovely piece of history, not expensive to get, lovely to walk around and lots to look at, I would try to tie it in with an event though. The castle itself is great, the history behind it, and the iconic statue of Robin Hood outside is perfect picture time- it doesnt have the same splendor of other castles for example Edinburgh Castle which is really impressive, overall though a very good trip out with the family etc

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Reviewed October 1, 2012

The grounds are excellent; the original outer walls are impressive. It takes some imagination to really picture what the site originally looked like, there is a scale model in the museum that is great for this purpose. The castle is a great spot to get views of the city. Also, the basement level is set up wonderfully to offer the history of Rodin Hood and is really geared for the kids. All in all I enjoyed the castle but could see how some might be disappointed since most of the original structure was destroyed long ago. Next time I plan to visit the caves.

Thank Oilerman
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