Nottingham Castle Caves | Day Out With The Kids

Nottingham Castle Caves

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England

  • Ground view of Nottingham Castle Caves in Nottingham
  • Sculpted bush at Nottingham Castle Caves
  • Entrances to Nottingham Castle Caves

Attraction Information

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  • Castles and Palaces icon Castles and Palaces

Ages: 9+

Venue type: Indoor and Outdoor

Beneath the Castle a labyrinth of manmade caves and tunnels continue to tell the turbulent story of this historic site.

Come along for a memorable tour and discover the secret passageways, King David's legendary dungeon, the Duke of Newcastle's Wine Cellar or Mortimer's Hole.

Take a tour to experience the caves for yourself, learning on the way the gruesome tales of Roger Mortimer and King David of Scotland…

With some of the caves dating back to medieval times, the tour is strenuous with over 300 steep steps. However, for those who wish to descend through hundreds of years the tour is a must!


Getting There and Contact Information


Friar Lane, Off Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 6EL, England


Click here to visit Nottingham Castle Caves's website
0115 8761400

Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

February through November

Monday to Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

3rd November through 14th February

Wednesday to Sunday 12:00 - 16:00

Please call 0115 876 1400 for confirmation of the latest tour times and dates prior to your visit to avoid disappointment.



Individual: £5 plus Castle entry

More Information

Eating information

Cafe onsite at the Castle.

Currently closed for refurbishment

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