Visitors to Nottingham must make it a point to visit the City of Caves, so that they can discover a hidden world beneath their feet, underneath some of Nottingham’s most famous streets. The city of Nottingham is known to have more man-made caves than anywhere else in Britain, making the City of Caves a great way for tourists to learn about how Nottingham dwellers once lived and their journey through the ages. Part of a complex of over 500 caves which date back to the Dark Ages, City of Caves is meant to be explored. Visitors can tour the caves and experience a fascinating archaeological journey with Archie and Annie the Archaeologists, or they can take an audio tour and wander the sandstone caves on their own.
Adults £7.50 Children £5.50
Monday to Friday: Doors open at 10:00am, audio tours from 10:30am - 4:00pm Saturday & Sunday and school holidays: Doors open at 10:00am, guided tours will run every half an hour from 10:30am - 4:00pm
Around 1 hour or more
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The story behind the original sandstone caves
Muslims visiting the City of Caves and looking for prayer facilities will not be able to find any. They will therefore have to make use of the facilities offered at one of the numerous mosques and Islamic Centers in the city of Nottingham, such as the Islamic Centre Nottingham, Jameah Fatimiah, Masjid Umar and Masjid Al Khazra.
Visitors are unlikely to find any eateries within the City of Caves, but since the attraction is accessed through the Broadmarsh Shopping Centre, they are sure to find several cafés and restaurants here. Muslim visitors will also find it quite easy to locate a Halal restaurant in Nottingham, due to the city’s sizeable Muslim population.