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Nottingham Castle Caves
Beneath Nottingham Castle a labyrinth of manmade caves and tunnels continue to tell the turbulent story of this historic site. Enjoy a memorable tour discovering the secret passageways, King David's legendary dungeon, the Duke of Newcastle's Wine Cellar and Mortimer's Hole.
Take a tour to experience the caves for yourself, learning on the way the gruesome tales of Roger Mortimer or King David II 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.
Tour times and admission prices
March - October
Monday - Sunday: 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm (subject to availability)
November - February
Wednesday - Sunday: 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm (subject to availability)
Please call 0115 8761400 for confirmation of the latest tour times and dates prior to your visit to avoid disappointment.
£3.00 per person, under 5s free
Tour admission prices are in addition to the normal admission fee to Nottingham Castle.
Please note: places on our cave tours are allocated on a first come, first served basis and are subject to availability and weather conditions. No advance bookings are taken. Tickets go on sale 30 minutes before the tour is due to leave.
Due to the amount of steps involved, caves tours are strenuous and not recommended for all, and unfortunately they are not accessible for wheelchair users. For those unable to take the tour, a short film revealing the magic and history of the caves can be viewed at the Castle. Please call us in advance if you'd like to arrange a special accompanied viewing with one of our friendly and informative guides - 0115 8761400.