West Bridgford Author Launches Nottingham’s City of Caves New ‘GrumbleGroar’ Tour

Stephen Dennis

The City of Caves is teaming up with Nottingham-based author and lawyer Rob Hann on The GrumbleGroar Explorers Tour to offer an exciting brand new tour this summer.

This is the first time the City of Caves has worked with an outside partner to deliver a tour and Nottingham-based author Rob Hann was chosen to help create this new summer experience which will run from 23 July – 4 September.

Hann’s book, The GrumbleGroar is about a dinosaur-like creature which lives in the many caves beneath Nottingham.

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The GrumbleGroar Explorers summer tour at the City of Caves is a new actor-led journey through the historic sandstone caves beneath Nottingham. Visitors will be taken under the city in search of the mysterious GrumbleGroar, a mythical creature which lurks close to the earth’s core.

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Author Rob Hann said: ‘’I’m thrilled that my book has been chosen as the basis for one of the summer tours at the City of Caves this year. It’s a unique family-friendly tale and it will make for a fun tour that includes my GrumbleGroar character, but also incorporates the history that makes the caves so special.”

Stephen Dennis, Rob Hann and Howard Barton
Stephen Dennis, Rob Hann and Howard Barton

Adding “I don’t think the City of Caves has ever done this sort of thing before and it’s both a great honour and a fantastic opportunity to adapt my book and bring it to life in this way.’’

Nicola Burley, Executive Director of the City of Caves and the Galleries of Justice Museum commented: ‘’This a tremendous opportunity for the City of Caves to offer a fun, family-friendly tour that incorporates brand new lighting and sound effects. This is our busiest time of year and we see The GrumbleGroar Explorers Tour as a way of giving our visitors an exciting new experience at the City of Caves over the summer holidays.’’

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The GrumbleGroar Explorers Tour will run at the City of Caves every morning between 10.30 am and 12.30 pm from 23 July – 4 September 2016.

Historical Caves Tours are also available every day at the City of Caves from 1.30pm. This actor-led tour shows visitors the various uses of Nottingham’s caves, from medieval tannery through to WWII bomb shelter.

The GrumbleGroar Explorers Tour
Dates: 23 July – 4 September 2016
Times: 10 am – 12.30 pm

Booking: Tickets are available at www.cityofcaves.com or by calling 0115 0952 0555

Historical Caves Tours
Dates: 23 July – 4 September 2016
Times: 1.30 pm – 4.20pm

Booking: Tickets are available at www.cityofcaves.com or by calling 0115 0952 0555

Admission Prices:
Adults £7.95
Children £5.95
Concessions £5.95
Family ticket £23.50