| 360° tour - Nottingham Castle
|Take a 360° tour of Nottingham
Castle visiting places not always open to the public...
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Nottingham Castle was first built in 1068 by William the Conqueror
on a narrow sandstone ridge. It was close to, but separate from, the
Old English Borough of Nottingham.
The building that you can see today is the first of its kind in England
inspired by Italian architecture. It was built by the Duke of Newcastle,
William Cavendish and his son, Henry, during the period 1674-1679.
The castle is closely associated with the legend of Robin Hood and
the Sheriff of Nottingham.
Walk past the Robin Hood statue,
and enter through the castle's medieval
gatehouse. Meander through the colourful grounds of Nottingham
Castle, taking in the award-winning flower displays on your way to
the Victorian bandstand.
Further up, pass the steps leading to the Eastern
Terrace and on to the back of the castle museum. Here you
can find one of the cave entrances that take you underground, past
the guard room and on to the
dungeon. Don't get locked in!
Back on the surface, chill out with a trip around the museum's Long
Gallery and then up to the museum
roof for stunning views of Nottinghamshire. Exit the museum
and take your leave - disappear down one of the soldier's
tunnels, from which you can peer up Mortimer's
Hole. Continue past the cannon
positions and exit at the bottom of castle rock, sparing a
moment to have a look back at where you've been, as well as the Miller's