Things to do at Nottingham Castle review
Nottingham Castle is located in the heart of Nottingham’s city centre. If you visit make sure you take a look at the Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem pub which is claimed to have been there since the late 12th century. Nottingham Castle has seen a recent £30 million revamp including the addition of an excellent new play area.
The castle was once fortified and it was built in 1068 by Willian the Conqueror which was later replaced. A new visitor centre is now at the castle with exhibition galleries, interactive displays and the children’s adventure play area in the old castle moat is themed on Robin Hood’s era and it is a showcase of local industries.
In the castle you can book a timed slot for the Robin Hood Adventure, the experience lasts for 30 minutes. You will hear tales of the legend, learn how to fire your longbow in a gaming space plus many other fun games. There are many other fun and interesting displays in the different galleries.
You can also book additional tours including outdoor family trails in the castle grounds and a tour of the castle caves. Booking for this is strongly recommended. The caves tour lasts around 25 minutes and you get to explore the atmospheric underground caves and discover their many stories. The tour is suitable for families with young children.
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FAQ and Further Information Nottingham Castle
Is there food and drink available?
There is a cafe serving hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.
What are the main things to do?
Historic castle with a fun adventure playground, galleries, interactive exhibits and guided tours. There are toilets and a cafe.
What are the ticket prices?
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Mid-range. An adult ticket costs £13, children 5-17 £9.50, under 5s are free. Other pricing options including family tickets are available.
Is there parking?
There is parking nearby, charges apply.
When are they open?
The castle is open all year round, they only close on Christmas day, Boxing day and New Year’s day. For up to date opening times please visit their website.
Assistance dogs are welcome throughout. Pet dogs are welcome outdoors.
Are they accessible?
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