City of Caves

Garner's Hill, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 1HF

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Please note: the main entrance has moved from the upper mall in Broadmarsh Shopping Centre to the bottom of the steps at the back of Nottingham Contemporary.

Nottingham has the UK's largest network of caves - over 800 are hidden beneath its streets. At The City of Caves, you can discover the largest publicly available section of this vast underground network. Enjoy a memorable adventure in history at the heart of this subterranean wonder.

Soak up the extraordinary atmosphere of the ancient caves carved deep beneath Nottingham’s city centre, including WW2 air raid shelters and a medieval tannery. Our audio tour lasts approximately 45 minutes, and we recommend bringing headphones.

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£8.75 per ticket
Adult Gift Aid£9.63 per ticket
Child£7.65 per ticket
Child Gift Aid£8.40 per ticket
Concession£7.65 per ticket
Concession Gift Aid£8.40 per ticket
Family£28.00 per person per day
Family Gift Aid£30.80 per ticket

Joint ticket with the National Justice Museum:
Adults: £17.60 | Adult Gift Aid: £19.35
Family: £53.65 | Family Gift Aid: £59.00 (4 people, max 2 adults)

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The entrance to the City of Caves is currently at the bottom of the Garner’s Hill Steps next to Nottingham Contemporary. Use the post code NG1 1HF to locate the main entrance. Please note, Google Maps may direct you through the now-closed Broadmarsh shopping centre. When you reach Weekday Cross, continue towards Nottingham Contemporary. Stand at the entrance to Nottingham Contemporary and head down the steps down to your left.



  • Educational Visits Accepted - Upon request
  • Groups Accepted - Groups welcome
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Compulsory for Groups
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Parking (charge) - Parking is not available on-site. Nearest car parks are at Broadmarsh, Fletchergate and Stoney Street.
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages - available in French, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian, Portuguese, and Italian

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted
  • Special group rates - group discounts available for bookings with 10 or more people

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre - accessed through the broadmarsh shopping centre

Venue Facilities

  • Shop

Opening Times

City of Caves (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00
Bank Holiday10:00 - 17:00

* Last entry 1 hour before venue closes.

Please note that over Christmas, the City of Caves will be closed from Sunday 24 - Tuesday 26 December.

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