Did you know there’s a hidden world in Nottingham beneath your feet? City of Caves is a spectacular underground family attraction that takes you into a complex of more than 500 original sandstone caves, dating back to the Dark Ages!
Come and discover how Nottingham inhabitants once lived in Tiggua Cobaucc – the “Place of Caves” – by joining an entertaining, actor-led tour at City of Caves! Become budding explorers as you’re guided by Archie and Annie the Archaeologists: see ancient caves, likely used as housing nearly a thousand years ago; explore Britain’s only underground tannery; experience the Anderson air raid shelter, where thousands of people fled to safety during the Second World War; wander through the remnants of Drury Hill’s Victorian slums; and discover medieval wells, cesspits – and much more. Archaeologists are still unearthing new tunnels and treasures in this remarkable cave complex, so you really are at the forefront of new discoveries!
There are plenty of children’s activities to keep young minds of all ages engaged, plus a multitude of extra activities over summer holidays: if you’re brave enough, you could even risk the ‘Ghosts of the Cave’ tour on 27th July. Audio tours are available, instead of the actor-led tours, if you prefer to explore at your own pace; but it’s well worth booking in advance, especially for visits over weekends or school holidays, as tours quickly become fully booked. Attached to the National Justice Museum, you can choose to buy dual entry tickets, too – guaranteeing more than enough for a full family day out!
City of Caves is only a five-minute walk from the Mercure Nottingham, so we’re the perfect base to ensure maximum time exploring and minimum hassle getting there! Book now to discover a whole new spectacular side to Nottingham with this subterranean adventure.