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View across the Castle grounds

Getting here

We’re easy to reach, no matter which form of transport you take

With the castle being located in the heart of the city centre and Nottingham having a great public transport system, there are plenty of travel options.

Make a day of it by using one of Nottingham’s many park and ride sites and glide to the Old Market Square in one of our modern electric trams with just a short walk up to the castle entrance.

The castle’s address is:

Nottingham Castle

Lenton Road




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  • By bus or tram

    Nottingham has a comprehensive bus and tram network with most services dropping off in or adjacent to Old Market Square so whichever direction you’re coming from you’re only a short ride away.

  • By bike

    There are cycle racks outside the castle, near the gatehouse and Robin Hood statue, or you can use one of our secure cycle parks, the closest of which are located in the Broadmarsh and Lace Market car parks.

  • By rail

    Nottingham Station is the busiest in the East Midlands, and served by East Midlands Railway, Cross Country Trains and Northern Rail. The magnificent red brick and terracotta building provides the perfect entrance into the city. A short walk (about 10 minutes) to the castle will take you past the historic shop fronts of Carrington Street, the new Children’s Library and the cobbled history of Castle Road.

  • By car

    The recently completed Broadmarsh car park (NG1 7LB) is in the heart of a major new development area. Ideally placed, it takes under 10 minutes to walk to the castle, and right to the heart of the city centre sites and shops, and you can enjoy a full day seeing all Nottingham has to offer.

    Alternatively there is parking available at the NCP St James Street car park (NG1 6EY).

  • 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. From there it takes around half an hour to reach the city centre and alight in Old Market Square, which is a short walk (about 5 minutes) up to the castle.

    From the east of the city make use of Racecourse Park & Ride and hop on the red 44 bus to the Old Market Square. Heading in from the west you can use Queens Drive and catch the navy 49 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 a limited number of designated blue badge parking spaces on Castle Road directly outside the castle (NG1 6AA).

  • Coaches

    Coaches can drop off and pick up on Peveril Drive.


Be green

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

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