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exterior shot of the Ducal Palace and Robin Hood Adventures

Things to do

From exploring the caves that snake beneath the Castle, to firing a virtual longbow in Robin Hood Adventures, you’ll find no shortage of things to do during your visit.

Nottingham Castle has fantastic new galleries to explore, where you can immerse yourself in Nottingham’s incredible stories.

Take a look at our Highlights section, or browse Experiences and Tours for more information. Don’t forget to drop into the Castle Shop, stocked with beautiful artisan products and one-of-a-kind items crafted by local creatives.

Robin Hood Adventures virtual archery


There’s lots to do – from testing your virtual archery skills in Robin Hood Adventures, to stepping back into the foundations of the original Castle on our Cave tours.

Explore the highlights

A cave guide leads a cave tour

Experiences and tours

Bringing Nottingham’s epic tales to life in a hands-on and engaging way let our interactive galleries transport you back to the times of Medieval Nottingham and Sherwood Forest.

Find your tour

Friends enjoying lunch

Food and drink

Our on-site cafés are always ready to serve up a selection of sandwiches, light meals, cakes and afternoon teas. We only use sustainably sourced ingredients and endeavour to support local suppliers wherever we can. Stay refreshed with an authentic flavour of Nottingham.

Food and drink

Rebel bag

Not your ordinary gift shop

Our Castle Shop is not your ordinary gift shop. The carefully selected range of products has been sourced from artisan makers and manufacturers from within the UK and around the world. Our range reflects the seasons and our changing exhibitions.

Castle Shop

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