Nottingham Castle

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General Information

Nottingham Castle is a castle that is situated in Nottingham, England. The castle is situated on a high rock known as ‘Castle Rock’, this gives it great views over the city. The castle dates back to the Middle Ages when it was a major royal fortress and an occasional royal residence. The castle was demolished in the 17th century and rebuilt but was burnt down in the 19th century by rioters, it was then rebuilt again to house the first municipal museum outside of London. The castle is a key part of English history as it was the starting point for the Civil War, it also has a history with sieges and murders. The castles caves also have their own story to tell.

Getting there

The castle is situated in the city centre of the city on Castle Rock. It is a five-minute walk from Nottingham Railway Station and its bus stop.

Opening Times and Admission

The castle is currently closed for redevelopment and will reopen in 2020.

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  • Lenton Rd, Nottingham NG1 6EL, England
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  • 0115 876 1400

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