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City of Caves (Tigguo Cobauc), Nottingham

3.9
#2 of 7 in Nature in Nottinghamshire
Cave Historic Site
Discover an ancient, subterranean world at City of Caves (Tigguo Cobauc). Explore this labyrinth of caves that stretch under the busy city streets with actor-led tours or wander through at your own pace with an audio tour. Learn about how these caves were used as 17th-century dwellings, cellars, and even World War II air-raid shelters. Uncover the basement of the Drury Hill slums, all that remains of one of 19th-century Britain’s worst slums. To ensure a place on a guided tour, book in advance as they do sell out. The floor of the caves is uneven in places, so sensible footwear is a must. Take a look at our Nottingham vacation builder to schedule your visit to City of Caves (Tigguo Cobauc) and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • It's a simple 45-60 minute tour, it's a little piece of local history. Worth the visit and the staff are very friendly.  more »
  • It was ok, nothing to brag about, it only took 45 minutes to go through everything. Things were interesting and for what it is, its reasonably priced as well.  more »
  • This is well worth a visit. You don hard hats for the walk through the caves where you see a different world and explore the social history of the caves. There is an underground tannery, old slum hous...  more »
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  • We enjoyed our visit to the caves. Good tour guides and interesting talks. The guides make it fun so it kept out little boy interested. The tour its self was about an hour. Worth a visit.
  • Very well organized tour with funny guides. It took roughly 45minutes. Worth visiting
  • A place where you can learn a lot about the city's history. Guide was great and, also, it's not every day that you get into a cave system straight from a shopping mall. That alone is worth the price.
  • v.strange voice work on the guided tour- almost like someone in the office just read it all. but it is a wealth of info, and v.cheap!
  • Superb main guided tour, slightly let down by a tired & poorly maintained self-guided & supposed hands on section towards the end.

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Staying in Nottingham's historical town center not only keeps you close to the area's finest shopping and dining, but also near an increasingly popular bohemian quarter. The town center is packed with top-quality boutique and spa hotels, as well as luxurious self-catering apartments. If you are travelling on a shoestring or just quickly passing through, consider one of Nottingham's low-budget hostels or inns. For a taste of country living, book your stay a working-farm cottage or a family-run countryside B&B.
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