Visit Nottingham Castle

By December 4th, 2020Attractions

Visit Nottingham Castle, an historic site at the heart of the Robin Hood legend and the starting point for the English Civil War.

Situated on a high rock, Nottingham Castle commands spectacular views over the city and once rivalled the great castles of Windsor and the Tower of London.

Its history is chequered with sieges, murders and intrigue. Totally destroyed after the Civil War, the medieval castle was replaced by a magnificent ducal mansion in 1674. Then in 1875 it was converted into the first municipal museum and art gallery outside London. Award-winning cave tours tell this history and take you down into the passageways and tunnels beneath the building.

A total of £30 million has been invested to redevelop Nottingham Castle, including the Ducal Palace, grounds and the sprawling cave systems.

The site with over one thousand years of history is now open. Nottingham Castle has been revitalised to reflect the wealth of its history, the depth of its collections and the lives of the people of Nottingham.

If you are interested in visiting, take a look at our packages available below.

Explore & Stay

Make the most of your visit to Nottingham with an overnight stay at Hart’s Hotel.

Nottingham Castle Hotel

Explore & Indulge

Explore the newly refurbished Nottingham Castle, Museum and Art Gallery to your heart’s content before enjoying an indulgent traditional Afternoon Tea at Hart’s Hotel.



Hart’s Hotel and Kitchen Nottingham is an award-winning boutique hotel located on the old ramparts of Nottingham Castle. It offers luxury accommodation and fine dining in the 2 AA rosette restaurant.

The hotel is a strikingly modern building that sits impressively overlooking Nottinghamshire, boasting stunning views over the historical Park Estate.

The contemporary design of the hotel makes the most of natural daylight and brings the outside in, which creates some lovely relaxing spaces. The collection of bedrooms offer a peaceful retreat to unwind with floor-to-ceiling windows and modern décor making Hart’s a stylish escape.

Hart's Nottingham Garden room breakfast

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Make a reservation online or call 0115 988 1900 to speak to a member of the team.

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