A spectacular Medieval Castle once stood on this very spot and many of its features still stand.
These impressive original features will come vividly back to life through graphic panels and bespoke viewing frames. Historically accurate artist’s impressions will illustrate the splendour of Castle Rock at its height of power.
1000 years of history
beneath your feet
Besieged, bombarded and betrayed – the medieval history of the site is a rich tapestry by which we can tell the story of England from the Norman Conquest to the end of the Wars of the Roses. Visitors will we transported by the tales of Kings, Queens and Empresses that all happened here at Nottingham Castle.
A castle for the curious
Discover Richard’s tower, the imposing keep built by one of England’s most reviled kings, and experience what the castle under siege would be like through arrow loop viewing windows that will transport you back over 500 years.
Plus, find the stories behind the statues and memorials of the Castle grounds.
More to explore…
Try our outdoor family trails and explore the Castle’s amazing grounds.
There’s Hero in the Green Hat – find the missing words in Robin’s ballad, then complete it with your own wicked rhymes. Go barmy for origami and, in your new headgear, head to speaker’s corner to proclaim your Robin adventure. Or, Up Close with Nature – discover the natural world beneath your feet on our environmental trail. Investigate the Castle’s creepy-crawlies and be fascinated by fantastic foliage on this fun outdoor adventure.
Plus seasonal and special event trails like our Easter egg hunt or our Halloween Spooktacular. Which will you try?
Trails are available to buy from the Visitor Centre.
What else is there to see at Nottingham Castle?
There is plenty to enjoy, see and do on a visit to Nottingham Castle! From medieval mischief with Robin, Marian and their merrie band to enjoying a coffee with the best views of the city from the Terrace Café. Explore our other highlights.