Nottingham Castle & Art Gallery
Museum of Nottingham Life at Brewhouse Yard
The underground passageway Mortimer's Hole, at Nottingham Castle, emerges at Brewhouse Yard, where you can visit five atmospheric...
Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem
Carved into the cliff below the castle, this atmospheric alehouse claims to be England's oldest pub. Founded in 1189, it supposedly...
Adjacent to Hart's boutique hotel, this contemporary restaurant has plush booths, ultra-attentive service and surprisingly affordable...
Nottingham Castle & Art Gallery information
Nottingham's namesake castle crowns 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 manor-house-like replacement contains a local-history museum and an art gallery.
Burrowing through the bedrock, the underground passageway Mortimer's Hole emerges at Brewhouse Yard, where you can visit five atmospheric 17th-century cottages housing the Museum of Nottingham Life at Brewhouse Yard .
In 1330 supporters of Edward III used Mortimer's Hole 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.