|Image: The pub Ye olde Trip to Jerusalem.|
In the city centre of Nottingham.
Location by UK Streetmap
The Caves of Nottingham: Mon-Sat 10-17, Sun 11-17.
Brewhouse Yard The Museum Of Nottingham Life: Mar-Oct daily 10-16, Nov-Feb Sat-Thu 10-16, Closed 24-DEC - 01-JAN
The Caves of Nottingham: Adults £4, Children £3, Students £3, Seniors £3. 
Brewhouse Yard The Museum Of Nottingham Life: weekdays free, weekends and Bank Holidays Adults £1.50, Children £0.80.
The Caves of Nottingham: D=40min.
Brewhouse Yard The Museum Of Nottingham Life: selfguided
Tony Waltham (1992):
Sandstone Caves of Nottingham,
Mercian Geologist 1992, 13(1)
Graham McEwan (1994): Crypts, Caves & Catacombs, Subterranea of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire,
S Baring Gould (1911): Cliff Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe, 324 pp illus. This is the first book on Euroean troglodytes and covers, Nottingham, Shropshire, France, in fact most of Europe.
|Address:||The Caves of Nottingham, Drury Walk, Broad Marsh Centre, Nottingham NG1 7LS. Tel: +44-115-9241424, Fax: Fax +44-115-9241430|
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|Last update:||$Date: 2014/07/21 08:09:32 $|
|Image: The outside of Castle Hill shows some holes. Some caves are hidden behind facades.|
|1189||Ye olde Trip to Jerusalem opened.|
|1250||Pillar Cave and Tannery built.|
|08-MAY-1941||caves used as air raid shelter.|
|AUG-1994||the Caves of Nottingham opened as a tourist attraction.|
|MAY-2003||reopening of The Caves of Nottingham after a renovation.|
|Summer 2004||The Caves of Nottingham will be closed while the overlying shopping centre is expanded.|
Beneath the city centre of Nottingham, the soft Sherwood Sandstone allowed the digging of cellars, even with medieval technology. So in the last 750 years more than 400 caves where cut out. They were used as storerooms, factories, pub cellars (Ye olde Trip to Jerusalem), dwelling houses or air raid shelter. The city of Nottingham has recently been renamed City of Caves.
Most of the caves are personal property. Some of them were destroyed during several centuries of city development. But some caves are protected and can be visited as a tourist attraction. Still, the so called Caves of Nottingham are not the only possibility to see the caves.
|Image: Inside the Museum Of Nottingham Life, exhibition about the usage of the caves as air raid shelter.|
|The Caves of Nottingham Gallery|
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