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Last Chance to Visit Nottingham Castle Before Its Mega Transformation

22 June 18 words: Chloe Underwood

Can you believe it? In just a week Nottingham castle is going to close its doors for two years...

You lucky boggers will get the chance to see the iconic Notts monument one last time before it shuts its gates ahead of its scheduled £30m transformation.

Entry to the city’s most famous heritage site will be free all next week (Monday 25 June 2018 to on Sunday 1 July), with an exciting programme of events and activities planned to mark the significant milestone in the site’s history.

The gorgeous location will be closed for the next two years to transform into a world-class visitor destination, with the improvements being funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, D2ND, Nottingham Castle Trust and the City Council.

Matthew Wheatley, D2N2 LEP Chief Executive, said, “Nottingham has a varied and rich history. The Castle is a striking part of the city’s skyline, and this new and improved Castle experience will help bring Nottingham’s history and heritage to life, attract even more visitors to the site and create new jobs.”

The remodel will include a new visitor centre, remodelling of the grounds, new Robin Hood and Rebellion galleries, improved access to the caves, as well as improved art displays and events programmes.

Activities being run throughout the week will include the chance to help build a capsule to celebrate the new development, archery, an opportunity to meet Robin Hood, special exhibitions, storytelling and much, much more.

So get yoursens to the Castle next week, not to say a sad farewell, but just a quick see you later.

A new website will also be launched for people to find out about the redevelopment work and progress taking place. In the meantime, full details of the closure events can be found at

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