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A trip to the city of Nottingham is not complete without a visit to Nottingham Castle. Situated high on Castle Rock and commanding spectacular views over the city, Nottingham Castle is one of the most popular attractions in Nottingham and gets thousands of visitors each year. Nottingham Castle was not the original castle to be built on the site, the current structure that stands belonged to the Duke of Newcastle. The castle now houses two great museums and is known for featuring Nottingham-born sculptor James Woodford’s bronze statues of Robin Hood and his merry men. The Sherwood Foresters Museum and the Nottingham Castle Museum both feature numerous fascinating exhibits and art works. Found beneath the castle is a labyrinth of manmade caves and tunnels, dating back to medieval times, which visitors can tour. Visitors will come across King David's legendary dungeon, secret passageways and the famous Mortimer’s Hole. Those visiting Nottingham Castle must also make it a point to take a stroll through the attraction’s Victorian inspired grounds and gardens which are spread across 6 acres. There is a medieval style playground here, as well as a covered picnic area. ...more

Nottingham, United Kingdom

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A trip to the city of Nottingham is not complete without a visit to Nottingham Castle. Situated high on Castle Rock and commanding spectacular views over the city, Nottingham Castle is one of the most popular attractions in Nottingham and gets thousands of visitors each year. Nottingham Castle was not the original castle to be built on the site, the current structure that stands belonged to the Duke of Newcastle. The castle now houses two great museums and is known for featuring Nottingham-born sculptor James Woodford’s bronze statues of Robin Hood and his merry men. The Sherwood Foresters Museum and the Nottingham Castle Museum both feature numerous fascinating exhibits and art works. Found beneath the castle is a labyrinth of manmade caves and tunnels, dating back to medieval times, which visitors can tour. Visitors will come across King David's legendary dungeon, secret passageways and the famous Mortimer’s Hole. Those visiting Nottingham Castle must also make it a point to take a stroll through the attraction’s Victorian inspired grounds and gardens which are spread across 6 acres. There is a medieval style playground here, as well as a covered picnic area. 

Ticket Price

Adults: £5.50 Children (Under 5): Free

Opening Hour

Operating hours depend on the season

Recommended Visit Duration

Around 1 hour or more

Suitable For

Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children

Must See

The museums, the garden and the caves

Prayer Facilities

Finding prayer facilities at Nottingham Castle will not be possible. Muslim visitors can either find a clean and quiet place to offer their prayers in the castle’s garden, or they can visit 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.

Halal Food

Nottingham Castle is home to a café called the Café at the Castle. Those who choose to dine here are offered panoramic views of the city along with great food. Muslim visitors can dine on suitable vegetarian optional available. They can also dine at one of the many Halal restaurants in the city. Visitors to Nottingham Castle can also make use of the covered picnic area provided by taking along some snacks.

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