Discover Nottingham's hidden heritage in this city of caves

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Venture beneath the streets to discover a hidden world beneath your feet in the city of Nottingham.

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Home to more than 500 caves carved out of the sandstone, the city is resting upon an underground labyrinth waiting to be explored. Discover what lies beneath Nottingham Castle, including Mortimer’s Hole where the penalty for the ultimate crime of passion was paid or venture on a tour in the City of Caves where you’ll hear tales about the slum dwellers who once lived below ground.

Further afield, head to Creswell Crags in the north of the county to see Ice Age art in this striking limestone gorge, which also offers fantastic interactive exhibitions that bring ancient history to life.

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