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City of Caves (Tigguo Cobauc)

Open today: 10:30 - 16:00
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most people would not know its in the shopping centre,which people do not use much.most shops... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
peter h
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Pleasant experience

The entrance unfortunately is in a very run down shopping centre and the entrance and shop are a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ashford, United Kingdom
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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
+44 115 988 1955
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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
1  Thank Rachel C
Reviewed 6 days ago

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 1 week ago 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
1  Thank SJC94
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a fantastic day we had!!!! This was amazing for all the family!!! Just make sure you have the stomach for the smells!!! Staff so knowledgeable and definitely a must for primary school children!!!

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank honestjohn418
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting the City of Caves was like, number 1 on my list of what I wanted to do in my short time in Nottingham. As expected, it was pretty much as cool as I'd hoped. The guide we had was especially energetic, engaging, and super...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent almost an hour walking through the ancient caves that are now under a mall. They have served many purposes over many time periods and we are grateful that the community didn’t allow the caves to be destroyed. I enjoyed learning about them.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 144robing
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the caves on a Sunday. Hard hats are provided if you feel that you need them, as some caves have low entrances. Tall people may need them. You are guided through a selection of caves and given information on the history and there...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank valerier471
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chanced upon this place while wandering through the Broadmarsh Shopping Centre and decided to give it a try. A tad expensive though very interesting and well worth an hour of your time. Our guide was great and demonstated a good knowledge of the history...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank EGM68
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I thought this would be a little stop off to kill some time with the kids on our way to our next stop, but it turned out to be fascinating and informative for the grown ups as well as the kids. The entry is literally...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank youcanfindme
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very well done. Highly recommended. Fascinating glimpse into history of Nottingham and this country as a whole thru these old caves. The role playing in tannery and ww2 air raid shelters particularly entertaining.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Dorothy P
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7 August 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
24 June 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.
10 June 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