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We can’t wait to welcome you

Having been closed for an exciting £30 million upgrade and redevelopment, Nottingham Castle is now open, offering a brand new, world-class visitor experience.

Book tickets now for 10% off*

*Please note that the 10% discount applies to general admission only. Robin Hood Adventures and Cave Tour tickets are not included in this offer. Tickets must be purchased at least two hours in advance of your booked time slot to receive the 10% discount.

Entry slots are every 15 minutes, starting at 10am. Last entry is one hour before closing.

IMPORTANT: Admission to the Castle Cave Tours are bookable in addition to your Nottingham Castle general admission ticket. We strongly advise booking tickets in advance as capacity is limited.

From 29 November – 31 January 2022, access to Robin Hood Adventures will be included in your general admission ticket to Nottingham Castle. Please, note, due to limited space in the gallery, you must book onto a time slot before your visit. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.

Nottingham residents’ discount

Nottingham residents living in a Nottingham postcode district of NG1 to NG9 and NG11 can receive a discount on general admission tickets. Adult tickets will cost just £10, a reduction of £3 on our standard adult price, for example. If you’re a Nottingham resident, click here for more information and to purchase your discounted general admission tickets.
IMPORTANT – Proof of residence will be required. Please bring a council tax bill, utilities bill, or driving license with you when you visit to show to our Admissions Team.

Student discount

Students at Nottingham Trent University, University of Nottingham and Nottingham College sites can receive a further 20% off student general admission tickets. Just use code NOTTSTUD20 at the checkout.
IMPORTANT – Proof of student status will be required. Please bring your student card or present your UniDays app on arrival.

Other discounts/complimentary tickets

Art Fund Pass holders can visit Nottingham Castle free of charge. Book your tickets here. Please note, you will need to show your Art Fund Pass on arrival.

Members of the Museum Association with a valid membership card can visit Nottingham Castle free of charge. Just email with the time and date that you wish to visit the Castle.

Veterans of the Mercian Regiment can visit Nottingham Castle free of charge. Please show your WFRA membership card on arrival.

If you would like to speak with us about our Pay What You Can Afford scheme please email or speak to a member of our Customer Service team in the Visitor Centre. We will also be running free open days during the year such as the Heritage Open Day scheme in September, please visit the website again nearer the time for more details.

As a charity we will be able to claim Gift Aid on tickets purchased by UK tax-payers who are willing to make an additional 10% donation on top of the standard ticket price. This is a voluntary donation which will be applied at checkout if you choose to Gift Aid your purchase.

Book tickets now

Due to Covid-19 we have only released Nottingham Castle tickets until the end of November. We will be constantly reviewing the situation and hopefully releasing more tickets soon.

If you have any issues with booking your tickets, please contact us at

To view our ticketing terms and conditions, click here.

See our Covid secure safety measures here.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page here.

During the Covid-19 restrictions, and to reduce queue times, we request that tickets are booked in advance wherever possible, especially for Robin Hood Adventures and Castle Cave Tours.

General Admission

Child (5-17)£9.50
Senior / Concession£12.00
Family (2 Adults and up to 3 children)£35.50
Family (1 Adult and up to 3 children)£22.50
Under 5sFREE
Essential CompanionsFREE

Robin Hood Adventures (pre-booking essential)

Adult / Senior / ConcessionIncluded in general admission
Child (5-17)Included in general admission
Family (2 Adults and up to 3 children)Included in general admission
Family (1 adult and up to 3 children)Included in general admission
Under 5sFREE
Essential CompanionsFREE

Castle Cave Tours (pre-booking strongly advised)

Adult / Senior / Concession£5.00
Child (5-17)£4.00
Family (2 Adults and up to 3 children)£14.00
Family (1 adult and up to 3 children)£9.00
Under 5sFREE
Essential CompanionsFREE


Concessions are available for:

  • Students 18+ in fulltime education
  • Seniors 65+
  • People with disabilities
  • Accompanying essential companions will be offered a complimentary ticket

Free entry

Free entry is available for:

  • Children aged 0-4
  • Accompanying essential companions

Schools or groups?

For information on school trips and group visits to Nottingham Castle, please take a look at the links below.

School Visits

Group Booking

View across the Castle grounds

Nottingham Castle Redevelopment

Read more about the ambitious £30 million redevelopment of Nottingham Castle, and the exciting new facilities waiting for you.

Find out more

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