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Cave City : Nottingham Underground Festival

Various Venues, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 7LS

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Friday 11 - Sunday 13 May 2018

 

Did you know that Nottingham has over 800 caves beneath its streets?

In celebration of Nottingham’s multitude of underground treasures, #CaveCity invites you to explore this mysterious terrain which has lain beneath the city for hundreds of years.

Take your pick from a series of fun and intriguing events across the city, including tours, talks, activities and experiences, and discover more about this hidden landscape. The programme includes talks and guided tours at some of the city's lesser known cave locations which have never before been explored by the public.

To follow all the subterranean happenings use #CaveCity on social!

Click the links below to take a look at some of the great events happening throughout the weekend, and watch out for more to be announced soon!

Friday 11 May

Take an At Your Own Risk Tour of the historic Bell Inn

Discover what lurks beneath on a ghostly tour of City of Caves

Tour Nottingham's cave museum, The City of Caves 

Tour Sherwood's oldest building, Woodthorpe House

Try yoga in the 19th century Park Tunnel

Visit underground rooms and tunnels at Wollaton Hall

Explore the legendary tunnels beneath Nottingham Castle

Delve into the cave cellars and learn about ale at Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem

Sip cocktails at The Lost Caves

Cosmic Ray Cave Secret Cinema

Peel Street Cave Tours


Saturday 12 May

Discover what lurks beneath on a ghostly tour of City of Caves

Take an At Your Own Risk Tour of the historic Bell Inn

Tour Nottingham's cave museum, The City of Caves 

Check out the caves of the fascinating Victorian music Hall The Malt Cross

Enjoy ghostly tales in Ye Olde Salutation Inn

Visit underground rooms and tunnels at Wollaton Hall

Explore the legendary tunnels beneath Nottingham Castle

Delve into the cave cellars and learn about ale at Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem

Sip cocktails at The Lost Caves

Cosmic Ray Cave Secret Cinema

The Sandstone Caves of Nottingham - a lecture by Tony Waltham

Peel Street Cave Tours

 

Sunday 13 May

Explore out of bounds West Passage at City of Caves

Take a Historical Cave Pub Tour with Madame Parboiled

Take an At Your Own Risk Tour of the historic Bell Inn

Tour Nottingham's cave museum, The City of Caves 

Tour Sherwood's oldest building, Woodthorpe House

Visit underground rooms and tunnels at Wollaton Hall

Delve into the cave cellars and learn about ale at Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem

Explore the legendary tunnels beneath Nottingham Castle

Cosmic Ray Cave Secret Cinema

Peel Street Cave Tours

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For all ticket prices, please see individual events as they are announced

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Nottingham Cave City Underground Festival (11 May 2018 - 13 May 2018)

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