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General Admission tickets include entry to the Castle’s stunning grounds and Hood’s Hideout Adventure Playground, plus an exhilarating programme of events and exhibitions, galleries displaying collections of fine and decorative arts, the Rebellion Gallery and the Museum of the Mercian Regiment, along with medieval mischief in Robin Hood Adventures.

All general admission tickets now give you an annual pass meaning you come back for free for the next 12 months…purchase your ticket online and we’ll issue your pass at the Visitor Centre when you arrive.

Please note we will be closing the castle and grounds at 5pm on Wednesday 10 August, last admission will be at 4pm

Book your tickets here

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 5FREE
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 5FREE
Essential CompanionsFREE


  • Nottingham Residents’ Discount

    Nottingham residents living in postcode districts NG1 to NG16 receive a discount on general admission tickets:

    Adult £10.00
    Child £7.50
    Concession £9.00
    Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £27.50
    Family (1 adults and up to 3 children) £17.50

    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.

  • Concessions

    Visitors with a disability and seniors (aged 65+) receive a discount, making general admission tickets £12.

  • Student Discount

    Students 18+ in full-time education receive a discount, making general admission tickets £12.

    Students at Nottingham Trent University, University of Nottingham and Nottingham College 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.

  • Free entry
    • Children aged 0-4
    • Accompanying essential companions
    • Art Fund Pass holders. Tickets can be booked online or at the Visitor Centre. Please note, you will need to show your Art Fund Pass on arrival.
    • Members of the Museum Association with a valid membership. Tickets can be booked online or at the Visitor Centre. Please note, you will need to show your membership on arrival.
    • Veterans of the Mercian Regiment. Please show your WFRA membership card on arrival.
    • Blue Peter badge holders (when accompanied by a full paying adult). Tickets can be booked online or at the Visitor Centre. Please show your badge on arrival.
  • Pay What You Can Afford Scheme

    The Pay What You Can Afford Scheme allows you to make a donation amount of your choice for your visit to Nottingham Castle.

    To book using this scheme, please email at least 48 hours in advance of your visit. Let us know the date and time you’d like to come, and the number of people in your party. Please note, this applies to General Admission tickets only.

  • Gift Aid

    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.

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.

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.

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