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Within the city centre you can also visit Mortimer’s Hole which is beneath Nottingham Castle – there’s a labyrinth of manmade caves and tunnels which tell the turbulent story of this historic site. Go on a memorable tour and discover the many secret passageways.
With some of the caves dating back to medieval times, the tour is strenuous with over 300 steep steps.
The Nottingham Castle Caves are open seven days a week with tours lasting between 30-40 minutes. Tours commence at 1pm, 2pm & 3pm.
Not too far away in Worksop is Creswell Crags, a limestone gorge honeycombed with caves and smaller fissures. Stone tool and remains of animals found in the caves by archaeologists provides evidence for a fascinating story of life during the last Ice Age between 50,000 and 10,000 years ago. Creswell Crags was among the most northerly places on earth to have been visited by our ancient ancestors, a story that is unique on a European and World scale. All of the caves are protected by metal grills to preserve the rare archaeological deposits that remain inside.
Nestled in the unassuming setting of Broadmarsh Shopping Centre is the City of Caves. A visit to this attraction is like stepping into another underground world. You'll get the chance to explore the history of the caves - how they were formed and what they have been used for over the years.
Why not treat yourself to a tailor-made guided tour of the city's caves, along with visiting other interesting sites to be seen? If this is something that appeals to you - then check out our guided tours section where you can be sure they'll be something of interest.
Pubs with Caves
Take a relaxing traditional English pint at a pub with a cave attached. The settings are truly superb and completely authentic yet retain all the mod cons. Try one of the odest inns in England, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem at the foot of Nottingham Castle, or head to the Hand and Heart on Derby Road.
A Nottingham cave survey has been constructed where you can view our caves in 3D computer images.