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Welcome to City of Caves

City of Caves

A system of man-made caves carved into the sandstone beneath the city of Nottingham has been developed into a modern award-winning attraction. Anglo-Saxons, whose lifestyle is depicted with dramatic presentations for visitors who come to explore Nottingham's 'underworld', originally inhabited the caves. Over the centuries the caves have been put to various uses by the locals, in times of war and peace, and were saved by local inhabitants in recent times when developers almost built a modern shopping centre over them. Now guided tours take visitors through the caves and through the ages, from the mystical 'Enchanted Well', through a working medieval tannery, the Victorian slums of 'Drury Hill' and a World War II bomb shelter. The City of Caves is not wheelchair accessible.

Information & Facts

Entrance on the upper level of the Broadmarsh Shopping Centre
£5.95 (adults) £4.50 (children)
English is the official language, though visitors will be astonished by the variety of regional accents.

The currency is the pound (GBP), which is divided into 100 pence. ATMs are available in all towns and Visa, MasterCard and American Express are widely accepted; visitors with other cards should check with their credit card companies in advance. Foreign currency can be exchanged at bureaux de change and large hotels, however better exchange rates are likely to be found at banks. Travellers cheques are accepted in all areas frequented by tourists; they are best taken in Pounds Sterling to avoid additional charges.

Opening Times
Daily 10:30am-5pm
Local time in the United Kingdom is GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).
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