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Visiting Nottingham Castle
Information on opening times, admissions charges, directions, disabled access, the shop, cafe and group visits.
- Opening Times
- Admission Charges
- Season Tickets
- How to get here
- Information for Disabled Visitors
- Shop and eat
- Castle grounds
- What's On
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March - October
Open Monday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm
From 1 April 2013, the Castle will be open 7 days a week, throughout these months.
November - February
Open Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm (last admission to the site at 3pm)
The Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays in these winter months.
Last paid admittance into the Castle grounds is one hour before closing time, and last entrance to the shops, café and museums is 30 minutes before closing time.
- Adults - £5.50
- Concessions (under 16s, over 60s & UK students) - £4
- Under 5s - FREE
- Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) - £15
- Groups - 1 free ticket for every 10 purchased
- City residents with a valid Citycard can gain entry on weekdays for just £1 (excluding Bank Holidays). These £1 tickets are valid on the day of purchase only.
- Carers accompanying disabled visitors will remain free of charge.
The Museum of Nottingham Life at Brewhouse Yard is open for general admission every weekend and Bank Holiday from April - October, 11am - 4pm. A joint admission ticket for Nottingham Castle and The Museum of Nottingham Life is available on these weekends. For further information visit The Museum of Nottingham Life page.
For group information or bookings please contact Nottingham Castle on 0115 8761400 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you a regular visitor to Nottingham Castle?
If so you could save money with one of our great value weekday season tickets.
These tickets are valid weekdays (excluding Bank Holidays), and provide full access to all the Castle's galleries, exhibitions and grounds for a single fee. Season tickets are available from time of purchase until 31 March.
Nottingham city residents (weekday season ticket, Monday - Friday, excluding Bank Holidays)
Adult Single £8
Family £12 (2 Adults and 3 Children)
Non-city residents (weekday season ticket, Monday - Friday, excluding Bank Holidays)
Adult Single £15
Family £20 (2 Adults and 3 Children)
Prices may be subject to change.
By car: Follow signs from M1 for Nottingham city centre, then follow brown tourist signs. The postcode for the Castle for your sat nav is NG1 6EL (but please remember there is no parking on site except for disabled visitors).
Parking: Parking on site for visitors with disabilities only. Public car parks are nearby, for details of City Council car parks click here. Nottingham City Council operates the Nottingham Castle pay-and-display car park on Canal Street (NG1 7EH) with all-day parking available for £5. No height restriction applies, so it is suitable for minibuses. The Broadmarsh multi-storey car park on Collin Street (NG1 7EQ) is also within five minutes of Nottingham Castle.
On foot: 10 - 15 minute walk from Nottingham city centre or train station.
Public transport: Call the Travel Centre on 0115 950 6070 or plan your journey online
Tourist information: 0844 4775678
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- Parking available on site for Blue Badge holders (please call us in advance to book a space on 0115 8761400)
- Disabled toilets on site
- Wheelchair & electric scooter also available (prior notice required) we only have one of each
- Ramped areas marked and lifts to all floors available
Cafe at the Castle - with its panoramic views of the city, the Café at the Castle offers the perfect way to relax and revive. Open daily (see opening times above), it serves a range of refreshments including home made soups, sandwiches and a range of hot and cold seasonal specials. Vegetarian options are always available. The Café is on the ground floor, with access to the East terrace with amazing views of the city.
Shop -the museum shop has an array of contemporary crafts, fine art books, postcards, posters, cards, small gifts and souvenirs to remember your visit to the Castle.
The Castle is situated in six acres of beautiful Victorian inspired gardens. The serene seating area surrounding the Castle bandstand is the ideal spot for quiet relaxation or to read a book.
Located on the Castle green the medieval style playground and covered picnic area provides the perfect setting for a family adventure.