What is it? An underground network of 500 sandstone caves concealed under the streets of Nottingham.
Why go? Broadmarsh shopping centre doesn’t sound like it’s going to be the entrance point to a concealed world. But a bit like Platform 9 ¾, that’s exactly where you access Nottingham’s City of Caves. Owned by the National Justice Museum, visitors can tour the caves, seeing a medieval tannery, a WWII air raid shelter and much more along the way.
Nottingham's most famous inhabitant, the tyrannical sheriff, is remembered as the foe of Robin Hood, that plucky hero who stole from the rich to give to the poor—but learning about him is just one of the many things to do in Nottingham. Luckily, the charms of modern day Nottingham are not reserved only for the wealthy. Whatever your budget—whether you’re a fresher at one of city’s two universities or a tourist looking to spend some hard-earned cash—there’s plenty of fun activities to do in this city in England. History boffins can learn about lace-making and the castle, art fans can explore the Nottingham Contemporary, foodies can check out the restaurant scene, and speed fiends can battle their mates over a few beers at a Scalextric track for (almost) grown-ups.
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