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 known as The City of Caves. Anglo-Saxons orginally inhabited the caves, whose lifestyle is depicted in dramatic presentations for visitors who come to explore Nottingham's 'underworld'. Over the centuries, the Caves have been put to various uses by the locals, and were saved by protestors when developers planned to build a modern shopping centre over the top of them. Now guided tours take visitors through the caves and through the ages, from the mystical 'Enchanted Well', through a working medieval tannery, to the Victorian slum of Drury Hill and a World War II bomb shelter. Please note that The City of Caves is not wheelchair accessible.
Address: Entrance is on the upper level of the Broadmarsh Shopping Centre
Telephone: (0)115 952 0555
Opening times: Open for audio tours on weekdays, from 10.30am to 5pm. Open for performance tours on Saturdays (10am to 5pm) and Sundays (10.30am to 4.30pm)
Admission: £6.50 (adults), £5.50 (children)