Nottingham Castle

Lenton Rd, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 6EL
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Nottingham Castle reopened its doors to visitors on 21 June 2021.

Fresh from an exciting £30 million revamp, the Castle gates have swung open once more. Discover thrilling tales of Robin Hood and rebellion, explore historic caves, and let their carefully curated art collections and exhibitions inspire you.

Discover highlights of a Nottingham Castle visit below:

  • Brand new medieval-themed adventure playground, Hood’s Hideout, provides hours of fun and discovery for children of all ages, all year round.
  • Relive some of the most daring adventures of Nottingham’s world-famous outlaw in Robin Hood adventures. Experience legends and ballads of Robin Hood on digital “in the round” storytelling screens, train with Robin’s Merrie Band in the coach-arch gaming spaces, and see what life was really like in a medieval town on innovative interactive gaming tables.
  • Step back in time and experience three of Nottingham’s most rebellious and bloody episodes in the Rebellion Gallery, where you’ll discover the people of Nottingham’s inherent rebel spirit.
  • In the Ducal Palace’s brand new galleries, learn about the creative and industrial history of Nottingham through a showcase of exquisite works of art. From lacemaking to intricate Nottingham alabaster, there’s plenty to impress.
  • Descend into the remarkable caves that snake through Castle Rock as you join the Underground Adventure Tour, exploring the foundations of the medieval Castle – from dire dungeons to wonderous wine cellars.
  • Until 20 February 2022, discover world-renowned temporary exhibition “Hello, My Name is Paul Smith”, offering a unique insight into the magnificent mind of the Nottingham-born designer.
  • Explore the medieval castle through graphic panels and bespoke viewing frames, on the brand-new Explore train throughout the castle grounds.
  • Buy beautiful bespoke products sources from artisan craftspeople based in Nottingham, the UK and around the world from the Castle Shop.
  • Drop into their cafes to try a delicious range of sandwiches, light meals, cakes and afternoon teas, freshly prepared using sustainably sourced ingredients. The Terrace Café offers a seasonal menu accompanied by spectacular views of the city, and the Coffee Shop offers speedy service and value for money.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

General Admission Tickets
Adult - General Admission £13.00
Child (5-17)- General Admission £9.50
Senior /Concession- General Admission £12.00
Student - General Admission £12.00
Family General Admission - 2 Adults and up to 3 Children £35.50
Family General Admission - 1 Adult and up to 3 Children £22.50
Under 5 - General Admission £0.00
Essential companion- General Admission £0.00

Robin Hood Adventures
Adult/ Concession Robin Hood Adventures £3.00
Child (5-17) - Robin Hood Adventures £2.50
Family Robin Hood Adventures 2 Adults and up to 3 Children £8.50
Family Robin Hood Adventures 1 Adult and up to 3 Children £5.50
Robin Hood Adventures - Under 5 £0.00
Robin Hood Adventures - Essential companion - £0.00

Castle Caves - Underground Adventure
Adult/ Concession - Cave Tour £5.00
Child (5-17) - Cave Tour £4.00
Family Cave Tour 2 Adults and up to 3 Children £14.00
Family Cave Tour 1 Adult and up to 3 Children £9.00
Cave Tour Under 5 £0.00
Cave Tour - Essential companion £0.00

Map & Directions



  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Groups Accepted
  • On-Site café/restaurant - Refreshments available
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Opening Times

Nottingham Castle open summer 2021 (21 June 2021 - 21 June 2026)
Monday - SundayOpen
Bank HolidayOpen

* Seasonal period:

November – March 10:00 – 16:00
April & May 10:00 – 17:00
June – August 10:00 – 18:00
September & October 10:00 – 17:00

Last admission one hour before stated closing time


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