Nottingham Castle Castles
Nottingham Castle is a magnificent 17th century ducal mansion built on the site of the original medieval castle, with spectacular views across the city. It houses a vibrant museum and art gallery with collections of silver, glass, armour and paintings, plus fifteen centuries of Nottingham history. The galleries also brings the best of regional, national and international artist's work to the city.
The Castle is also a great place for children, with interactive displays,and an activity - led gallery bringing paintings to life, specifically for the under 5s plus a medieval - style playground in the grounds with covered picnic area.
Underneath the Castle are many manmade caves and tunnels, some of which date back to medieval times. Isitors can take a guided tour to see Mortimer's Hole, King David's dungeon and the old wine cellar. The tour is strenuous and includes steep steps. Many visitors choose to descend through hundreds of years of history, learning on the way gruesome tales about Roger Mortimer and King David of Scotland. .
AddressNottingham, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 6EL
Opening times10am - 5pm
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