City of Caves (Tigguo Cobauc), Nottingham

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#2 of 6 in Nature in Nottinghamshire
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. Put City of Caves (Tigguo Cobauc) into our Nottingham trip planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • August 17, 2017
    I love going into caves and these did not disappointed. I had no idea nottingham was covered with caves. Good knowledge from all staff. Would highly recommend.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    I personally think it was a bit pricy but there was some great information told by the tour guide and actors. A very interesting 45 minutes.  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    A very interesting sight in Nottingham. It is highly recommended to take part in the guided tour. Actor in disguise can resurrect the good old days. Very funny and also very nice for children.
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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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