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City of Caves - Nottingham.
Caves of Nottingham
Member Name: astros89
Caves of Nottingham
Advantages: A good tourist attraction, Informative, Not expensive.
Disadvantages: Shop isn't that good.
The Caves of Nottingham now known as City of Caves Nottingham is located on the top floor of Broadmarsh Shopping Centre. It is 5 minutes away from Nottingham Train Station. City of Caves has won two top tourism publication awards, 'Tour of the Year 2004', and 'Nottinghamshire Family Attraction of the Year 2004'.
The opening times are:
Monday - Sunday 10.30am to 4 pm and the last admission 30 minutes prior to the closing time.
Admission prices are:
You can also buy joint tickets for the caves and the Galleries of Justice which is another tourist attraction.
The shop is open every day to shoppers as well as cave visitors. This is the first thing you see when you go in to the caves from the shopping centre. They sell fossils, special rocks, crystals, books, toys and stationery.
Before you start the tour you are given a hard hat to wear and then the guide gives you directions and tells you some information about the caves. You then walk through the different cave sections meeting different tour guides as you go along. You are told lots of information by the guides.
In the caves themselves there are different sections which have been named Enchanted Well, Medieval Tannery, The Slums of Drury Hill, Wartime Alert and Digging Further.
Enchanted well - Make all your wishes come true at the Enchanted Well.
Medieval Tannery - Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the only medieval underground tannery in the country, including the spectacular Pillar Cave dating back to 1250AD.
The Slums of Drury Hill - Where you can imagine living in a windowless, airless, dark and damp cellar for most of your life, with the noise and bustle of the slums of Narrow Marsh surrounding you.
Wartime Alert - Find out what it is like in the Anderson Shelter under the protection of the ARP Warden, who fears yet another severe bombing attack
Digging Further - Archaeologists are still investigating the fascinating maze of tunnels to see where they may lead and to discover the secrets they hold of their hidden past.
Summary: Worth visiting.
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