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Nottingham Castle

Lenton Road, Nottingham. NG1 6EL • (0115) 876 1400
Nottingham Castle
Nottingham Castle

Standing high on Castle Rock overlooking the city, Nottingham Castle is visited by over 270,000 visitors each year. Many visitors question where the castle is, as they expect to find a traditional English castle. Instead they find the first Duke of Newcastle's Ducal Palace.

The building is protected by Grade I listed status, whilst Castle Rock and the cave system within it, is a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

Inside the Palace you will find the best regional, national and international art in the regularly changing exhibition galleries. Plus the permanent exhibitions showcase costume and textiles, silverware, glass and jewellery all year round. Discover over 15 centuries of Nottingham history brought to life in the museum through interactive display and stories. Learn about the sites turbulent past, its legends and people of the city.

Beneath Nottingham Castle a labyrinth of man made 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 or Mortimer's Hole.


Café Serving Meals.

No easily accessible wifi. No smoking.

Opening Times:

April to May: 10am-5pm daily; June to Early September: 10am-6pm daily; September to October: 10am-5pm daily; November to March 10am-4pm daily (please check the website for any late changes).
Adult £13, Child £9.50, Senior £12, Family £35.50. Cave tours are extra - see the website for tour times.


Advance booking is not required.


Located to the west of the city centre high on Castle Rock. The main entrance is on the corner of Lenton Road and Castle Road. Access from Old Market Square is via Friar Lane.

Getting There:

NET Old Market Square NET tram stop: Five minutes walk.
National Rail Nottingham railway station: 15 minutes walk.


Parking available nearby - payment required.

Nottingham Castle is a magnificent 17th century ducal mansion built on the site of an original Medieval Castle, with spectacular views across the city. The Castle has a turbulent past, linked to kings and conquerors and still has a maze of original caves hidden beneath its imposing walls.

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Nottingham Castle, Lenton Road, Nottingham. NG1 6EL • (0115) 876 1400

Last Updated Tuesday 7 June 2022

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