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View across the Castle grounds

Getting here

Located in the heart of Nottingham city centre, it’s easy to reach Nottingham Castle.

The Castle is within walking distance of the city’s train station and is just five minutes’ walk from Nottingham’s central Old Market Square.

The city also has a fantastic, eco-friendly public transport system, so getting here is simple, however you choose to travel.

Make a day of it by using one of Nottingham’s many Park and Ride sites. You can glide to Old Market Square in one of our modern electric trams – with just a short walk up to the Castle’s entrance from the tram stop.

Nottingham Castle’s address is:

Nottingham Castle

Lenton Road




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  • By bus or tram

    Nottingham has a comprehensive bus and tram network. Most services stop close to the central Old Market Square.

    From here it’s just a five-minute walk along Friar Lane to reach the Castle.

  • By bike

    If you’re coming by bike, you can park up using the cycle racks located outside the Castle, near the gatehouse, and close to the Robin Hood statue.

    Or, park your bike with complete peace of mind by using one of the city’s secure cycle parks – the closest of which is located at Broadmarsh or Lace Market car park.

  • By rail

    Nottingham Station is the busiest train station in the East Midlands, and it is very well served by East Midlands Railway, Cross Country Trains and Northern Rail. You can reach Nottingham from Central London in just 1 hour 40 minutes. The magnificent red brick and terracotta building provides a fitting welcome to the city and the Castle is a short 10-minute walk away from the station. You will walk past the historic shop fronts of Carrington Street, the new Children’s Library and along the cobbled history of Castle Road.

    Please note there is a slight incline on the walk to reach Nottingham Castle. Taxis are also waiting and available from outside the station.

  • By car

    The closest car park to the Castle is the NCP St James Street Car Park (NG1 6EY).

    In Autumn 2021, the brand new Broadmarsh car park will open. Ideally placed for a visit to the Castle, it will take less than ten minutes to walk from the car park. You’ll also be parked right in the heart of the city centre’s shops and attractions – so can easily enjoy a full day exploring the rest of Nottingham.

  • Park and ride

    There is plenty of space and free parking at our tram Park and Ride sites, situated at junctions 24 (Clifton), 25 (Toton Lane) and 26 (Phoenix Park) of the M1. It takes around half an hour to reach the city centre from each of these locations. Leave the tram at Old Market Square. From there it is a short walk (about 5 minutes) up to the Castle along Friar Lane.

    From the east of the city make use of Racecourse Park & Ride and hop on the Red 44 bus to Old Market Square. Heading in from the west you can use Queens Drive and catch the Navy 49 bus into the city centre.

  • Blue Badge holders

    Nottingham Station is a category A access station with lifts available to all platforms and the taxi rank.

    There are 3 designated Blue Badge parking spaces on Castle Road directly outside the Castle (NG1 6AA), as well as 12 regular spaces, plus street parking near the college. These spaces are all free for Blue Badge holders.

    There is further Blue Badge parking available at St James’ Street Car Park (NG1 6EY), however this is charged at standard cost.

  • Coaches

    Coaches can drop off and pick up on Peveril Drive (NG7 1DE).


Be green

We always encourage visitors to use public transport wherever possible. We recognise the impact we have on the environment and encourage our visitors to consider it too.

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