City of Caves, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Beneath the streets of Nottingham is a winding network of passageways in the City of Caves where people lived and worked in days gone by. There are over 800 caves carved out of the soft sandstone in this fascinating subterranean world, which is the largest cave network in the UK. Find out how the caves were used over the centuries, from the Medieval tannery to the World War II shelters. Imagine what it was like to be there, deep beneath the ground, in the damp and the dark.

These days the caves are lit so you can really take it all in – it really is incredible. Bring your own headphones if you want to listen to the audio guides, or book for one of the Experiences - Cave Detective, Cave Explorers or Nottingham Rocks, great for anyone with an interest in archaeology or geology. In any case, booking in advance is essential, especially for groups, and you’ll need sensible footwear.

Open: 10:aam-5:00pm every day
T: 0115 988 1955

All information correct at the time of writing

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