Nottingham Castle

Visiting Nottingham Castle

Information on opening times, admissions charges, directions, disabled access, the shop, cafe and group visits.

Tel: 0115 8761400Email:
Address: Off Friar Lane, Nottingham, NG1 6EL 

Opening Times:

March – October
Open Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm
From 1 April 2013, the Castle will be open 7 days a week (including Mondays).

November – February
Open Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm (last admission to the site at 3pm)
The Castle is closed on Mondays and Tuesday in these winter months.

Last paid admittance into the Castle grounds is one hour before closing time, and last entrance to the shops, café and museums is 30 minutes before closing time.

Admission Charges

  • Adults – £5.50
  • Concessions (under 16s, over 60s & students) – £4
  • Under 5s – FREE
  • Family Ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children) – £15
  • Groups – 1 free ticket for every 10 purchased
  • City residents with a valid Citycard can gain entry on weekdays when the Castle is open for just £1.  These £1 tickets are valid on the day of purchase only.
  • Carers accompanying disabled visitors will remain free of charge.

The Museum of Nottingham Life is open for general admission on the first Saturday and Sunday of each month from 11am – 4pm, until the end of March. A joint admission ticket for Nottingham Castle and The Museum of Nottingham Life is available on these weekends.  For further information visit The Museum of Nottingham Life page.


How to get there

By car: Follow signs from M1 for Nottingham city centre, then follow brown tourist signs.  The postcode for the Castle for your sat nav is NG1 6EL (but please remember there is no parking on site except for disabled visitors).

Parking: Parking on site for visitors with disabilities only. Public car parks are nearby, for details of City Council car parks click here. Nottingham City Council operates the Nottingham Castle pay-and-display car park on Canal Street (NG1 7EH) with all-day parking available for £5. No height restriction applies, so it is suitable for minibuses. The Broadmarsh multi-storey car park on Collin Street (NG1 7EQ) is also within five minutes of Nottingham Castle.

On foot: 10 – 15 minute walk from Nottingham city centre or train station.