Nottingham Castle & Art Gallery
Museum of Nottingham Life at Brewhouse Yard
Burrowing through the bedrock beneath the castle, this atmospheric underground passageway emerges at Brewhouse Yard. In 1330, supporters...
Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem
Wedged into the cliff below the castle, this atmospheric alehouse claims to be England's oldest pub. Founded in 1189, it supposedly...
World Service Restaurant
Set in the courtyard of a 17th-century mansion and decked out with a eclectic selection of Asian ornaments, World Service feels rather...
Nottingham Castle & Art Gallery information
Lonely Planet review
Nottingham's famous castle sits atop a sandstone outcrop worm-holed with caves and tunnels. The original castle was founded by William the Conqueror and held by a succession of English kings before falling in the English Civil War. Its 17th-century replacement now contains a diverting local-history museum and art gallery.
Burrowing through the bedrock beneath the castle, the underground passageway Mortimer's Hole emerges at Brewhouse Yard. In 1330 supporters of Edward III used the tunnel to breach the castle security and capture Roger Mortimer, the machiavellian Earl of March, who briefly appointed himself ruler of England after deposing Edward II.
Castle admission includes entry to the charming Museum of Nottingham Life at Brewhouse Yard , housed in five atmospheric 17th-century cottages.