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Frequently asked questions



  • Can I smoke at Nottingham Castle?

    No. Nottingham Castle and its associated grounds are all non-smoking areas.

  • Can I bring my dog?

    Assistance guide dogs and support dogs are permitted on-site and in the Castle. All other well-behaved dogs (and owners) are allowed in the grounds and in the outdoor spaces at both the Coffee Shop and Terrace Café but are not allowed inside the castle or the Visitor Centre. We politely ask that owners clean up after their dogs.

  • Can I bring a pram or pushchair?

    Yes. We welcome families including their prams and pushchairs to Nottingham Castle. There are buggy parks if you wish to use them. All property is left at your own risk.

  • Is there a minimum age restriction?

    We welcome all visitors to Nottingham Castle. We ask that children (under the age of 16) are accompanied by an adult at all times. Where children are visiting for learning or community engagement activities, please contact the booking teams for further information.

  • Can I take photos and film on site?

    Photography is permitted at Nottingham Castle for personal or private use only. Commercial film and photography must gain consent first.

  • Is Wi-Fi available?

    Wi-Fi is available inside both the Coffee Shop in the Visitor Centre and the Terrace Café. We aim to make sure that Wi-Fi is accessible across our entire site soon.

  • Where is the coach drop off point?

    The coach drop-off point is located on Peveril Drive (NG7 1DE).

  • Can I bring my own food and drink?

    There are two cafés at Nottingham Castle, which serve a range of freshly prepared snacks, meals and drinks. We allow you to bring your own food for picnics inside the Castle grounds. We request that you do not consume your own food in our cafés or within the buildings.

  • Can I store my luggage at the Castle?

    Unfortunately, we do not have space to store luggage or coats at the Castle, so we advise you do not bring any large luggage with you. 

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