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Visitor Pass (Allows multiple visits until 31 March 2018, excluding special events):

£10 per person (no concessions available) or £30 for a Family Ticket (2 adults & 2 children)

Visitor Passes also entitle you to 10% off in the Castle Gift Shop, Café and Cave Tours.

Monday 10am – 4pm
Tuesday 10am – 4pm
Wednesday 10am – 4pm
Thursday 10am – 4pm
Friday 10am – 4pm
Saturday 10am – 4pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm

Last entry is 1hr before stated closing time

Winter opening hours as above from Monday 30th October 2017 – Friday 16th February 2018. Summer hours begin on Saturday 17th February 2018 when we will close at 5pm instead of 4pm.

Christmas and New Year opening – we will be closed on 24th, 25th and 26th December and 1st January. 

Adult Day Ticket, includes 1 free return visit* £8.00
Concession Day Ticket, includes 1 free return visit* – Under 16’s, Over 65’s & UK Students £6.00
 Family Ticket, includes 1 free return visit* – 2 Adults & up to 2 Children £20.00
 Under 5 years old are free
* excludes special events. Valid until 31st March 2018.

How to get here

By car: Follow signs from M1 for Nottingham City Centre, then follow the brown tourist signs. The postcode for the Castle for your sat nav is NG1 6EL (but please remember there is no parking on site except for disabled visitors). Parking: Parking on site for visitors with a valid Blue Badge only, please book in advance where possible as spaces are limited. Public car parks are nearby, for details of City Council car parks click here. Nottingham City Council operates the Nottingham Castle pay-and-display car park on Canal Street (NG1 7EH) with 12hrs parking available for £6. No height restriction applies, so it is suitable for minibuses. The Broadmarsh multi-storey car park on Collin Street (NG1 7EQ) is also within five minutes of Nottingham Castle. On foot: 10 – 15 minute walk from Nottingham City Centre or train station. Public transport: Call the Travel Centre on 0115 950 6070 or plan your journey online Tourist information: 0844 4775678

Assistance dogs only allowed on site.


  • disabled symbolParking available on site for Blue Badge holders – these parking spaces are subject to availability.  Please call us in advance to book a space on 0115 876 1400
  • 2 universal access toilets on site
  • Wheelchair and electric scooter also available (prior notice required) – we only have one of each
  • Ramped areas marked and lifts to all floors available
  • While we do have a no dog policy at Nottingham Castle assistance dogs are always welcome to the site
  • Hearing Loop available, please contact us for more details

Cafe at the CastleEat

Café at the Castle – with its panoramic views of the city, the Café at the Castle offers the perfect way to relax and revive. Open daily, it serves a range of refreshments including home made soups, sandwiches and a range of hot and cold seasonal specials using local ingredients. Vegetarian options are always available. The Café is on the ground floor, with access to the East terrace perfect for alfresco dining.

Nottingham Castle Shop


The museum shops have an array of  postcards, posters, fine art books,  cards,  small gifts and souvenirs to remember your visit to the Castle. You can buy some of our items from our E-Bay shop here. Please note that by clicking the link it will open a new window.

family picnic


The Castle green is the perfect place to picnic in the summer and is a great space to run around and have some fun.  With climbing frames, slides and a table tennis set it offers great fun for kids of all ages!  

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If you have enjoyed the art in our galleries you can also order one of our high quality prints.  Created to order with a wide range of sizes to meet you requirements. Please visit our shops or call 01158761400 for details.