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“Well worth a visit” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of City of Caves (Tigguo Cobauc)

City of Caves (Tigguo Cobauc)
Ranked #8 of 119 things to do in Nottingham
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Owner description: A set of man-made caves dating from 1250 AD that were discovered under the local shopping center.
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

We wanted to experience some of the history of Nottingham and thought this would be a good choice. It initially seemed a bit strange that the entrance to caves is in the Broadmarsh shopping centre but then, seeing as we later learnt that some of caves are actually under the shopping centre, maybe it isn't so strange! We went on a guided tour, which run regularly throughout the day. Our guide was knowledgeable and explained areas of the caves as we made our way through. Although you don't have access to a vast cave system, we thought it well worth the visit. Further caves are being excavated, so maybe there will be even more to see in future.

Visited February 2013
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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Interesting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

We had the young gentleman with the beard giving us the tour. He really knew his stuff and engaged with everyone - he was brilliant.

You get the choice whether to wear a hat - wear one !

Visited February 2013
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York
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Disappointing guide ruins experience”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2013

Went to the caves following a brilliant tour of the Halls of Justice and wished we hadnt bothered.
The guide was absolutely useless. She lacked knowledge, couldnt be bothered to explain things in depth and rushed us round.
Lots to see but whole experience ruined by guide

Visited February 2013
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London
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61 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Very unique”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

This was a very unique experience - though a little scary when on one's own. Just wandering through these underground caves made by man is intriguing and a must see in Nottingham.

Visited February 2013
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Cambridge
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41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Interesting trip”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

Went to coolege for three years in Nottingham and did not know that there were caves under the whole of Nottingham carve out of sandstone. 45 minute tour was imformative and interesting.

Visited February 2013
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