Nottingham Castle is one of Nottingham's main attractions that has been going since 1067!

Royal resident’s from Edward II to Henry VIII have lived in Nottingham Castle. In fact Nottingham Castle, because of it’s location close to the River Trent, has been used for many Historic battles for the royals, such as being the stage for a battle between Edward III and his Mother, Isabella of France.

Nowadays, the Castle is used less for Wars and battles Located on “Castle Rock” in the City Centre, the museum charges only a maximum of £3.50 for an Adult ticket, and £2 for concessions, for the chance not only to see what you’d expect in a regular museum, but a whole lot more. For example, in 2005, Nottingham Castle was the only venue outside the US to host the 'Waking Dreams' touring exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite art and this attracted visitors from all over Europe and brought the Castle Museum to international attention as a gallery space. Major attractions coming in 2010 include local art collection viewing; a chance for locals to show off their painting skills, Nottingham brown salt-glazed stoneware; an exhibition of Nottingham’s little known 18th Century pottery industry and 100 years of collecting New art in Nottingham; a chance to have a look at the 100 year old contemporary art society’s collection.

The Castle, unfortunately not open on Mondays as of this year, is open between 10am and 4pm between Tuesdays and Sundays in the Autumn and Winter, whilst it is open until 5pm in the Spring and Summer, and if you have proof that you work in the City you can get in and around one of Nottingham’s oldest attraction for free during the week.
Nottingham Castle
1 Castle Road, City Centre
Nottingham NG1 6AA
0115 948 4279
During March - September
Open Tuesday - Sunday
10am - 5pm (last admission 4.30pm)
Adults - £5.50
Concessions (under 16's, over 60's & students)- £4
Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) - £15
Groups - 1 free ticket for every 10 purchased

FREE entry Tuesday - Friday for Nottingham city residents and those who work within Nottingham city. Please bring proof of status (e.g. Citycard, library card, council tax statement, employment ID badge or letterhead from employer confirming employment in the city). Excludes Bank Holidays and special events.

Tickets give joint admission to Nottingham Castle and The Museum of Nottingham Life at Brewhouse Yard (situated approximately 5 minutes walk away on Castle Boulevard)