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Really interesting photo's, I didn't show any interest in the castle for the few years I lived in the City, a weekend visit in 2020 on the cards !

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I only wish you had posted them individually. 

I'd like to know more about why the riding school was created and when it opened?..

Will most certainly be a show of Victorian arrogance over thier hard working masses.

Hope the revamped castle focuses on what was lost.. through ignorance, and what they have recently 'found'. The opportunity of cashing in on Richard Greene, and perfected by Kevin Costner are long over..Hope they aren't reopening the Robin Hood Centre on Maid Marian Way!

I looked at the Broad Marsh centre redevelopment..and for what it is 

like it..

Strange they are keeping the bridge over Collin St !

Hope the two areas dovetail together and bring some prosperity.

 

 

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On 1/8/2020 at 10:47 PM, Brew said:

Anyone know why the riding school tower was demolished?

 

Not just the tower demolished, the whole building.

 

I believe it was a riding school for the military, so when the army became mechanised and stop using horses in battle, there was no need to train people to ride.

 

 

I'll add to my own previous post for anyone who wants to know more about the Riding School at the Castle.

 

http://www.nottshistory.org.uk/articles/tts/tts1929/itinerary1929p12.htm

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Nottingham Castle reopens next month :Shock:

 

General admission ticket prices are as follows (minus any discount):

Adult: £13 - (£14.30 with Gift Aid)

Child (5-17): £9.50 (£10.45 with Gift Aid)

Concession: £12.00 (£13.20 with Gift Aid)

Family (2+3): £35.50 (£39.05 with Gift Aid)

Family (1+3): £22.50 (£24.75 with Gift Aid)

Children aged 0-4 and Carers: Free

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Scandalous............remember paying one old Penny.........thought that was expensive.........so next time me and my my mate Harry Fewkes climbed up the rock.........lol

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That is extortionate!  The last time I went was years ago when I took a party of schoolchildren who were attending a mediaeval history workshop. The tutor was very good but I was conscious that the surroundings were as far from mediaeval as you can get.  Not terribly atmospheric. Richard Crookback was at Nottingham Castle when he received news that his only child, a son, had died. Would love to have seen it in those days.

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More if you want to go down a hole once your in :Shock:

 

Cave Tours – Underground Adventure

Adult/Concession: £5

Child (5-17): £4

Family (2+3): £14

Family (1+3): £9

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At those prices it looks like I shall be relying on 40 yr old memories.

 

Entrance to the British Museum is FREE, what does the castle have that warrants what could easily top £50 for a family?

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Yep total rip off and to be honest it's an embarrassment to the city and its legend!!

We had some American friends Come over and their reaction after a visit was "IS THAT IT????" if I could of dissappeared up me own arse I would have:angry:

At least a walk down to the "Trip"made up for it especially after a few:biggrin:

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All museums in Liverpool are free. Why not the same in Nottingham. Tourists bring lots  of money to the city each year.

Nottm city council don't need to rip anyone off. The slug & car parking do that already.

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On 5/24/2021 at 9:02 AM, benjamin1945 said:

........so next time me and my my mate Harry Fewkes climbed up the rock.........lol

Funny i mentioned my old mate yesterday.......bumped into his wife and Grandaughter having coffee in Bulwell this morning...and she reminded me its been 5 years since Harry passed......only seems like yesterday....knew him all my life......

                 Anyway went to kiss her and told her ''NO YOU GET TOO PASSIONATE'' AS I RECALL''......''But when Donna kicks me out i'm still moving in.'''.....lol..........even the Grandaughter laughed...lovely lady and great to see her........known her since Infant school........

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My son did some filming here the other day at the grand reopening for a client. (He’s a professional videographer).

He was quite impressed and it’s apparently nice as a tourist attraction.
I have been a frequent visitor there for over 60 years. Taken on there by my mum in a pushchair, as a toddler and later walks around with my wife, son and a nice place to go with my grandchildren. A lifetime of visits. The grounds can now only be entered at the full entrance fee, no facility to just enter the grounds for a walk.
Poor old Arthur Seaton will have to find a different venue to take Brenda or he’ll need more that £14 3 and tuppence a week. I won’t be going often. 

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I shan't be taking anymore Girlfriends ''UP THE CASTLE'' sad to say.......:wacko:

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I fail to see what they have that's worth paying £14 to look at, I won't be going again.

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I can’t see there being many takers at those prices for what is basically a museum and not a proper castle. Another misjudgment by the incompetent City Council. At least it should keep the riff raff out!

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I have never been of the ilk which goes looking for excuses to attack Local Govt.  But NCC seem to invite it. 

Another case of failure to recognise an asset when it is staring the Council in the face.  The castle is a draw in itself.  The built in cafe and gift shop could be profitable... entrance fees to the grounds could be charged, but be reasonable and the whole city could benefit economically from visitors.  But I too can't see there being many takers at those prices.

 

So the cafe etc.. will lose.. as will the city in general.

 

There is only one thing Nottm City Council do well..and that is.. running a bus service.

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You can apparently access the gift shop and cafe without payment. I believe as these are now just behind the traditional Gateway entrance but beyond that is ticket only. 

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Well letsav.. if that's true.. it's even more cynical. 

 

"Want to buy a souvenir of Nottm Castle?  Be our guest!  That'll be 'kerr-ching'"

 

" What?.. You want to actually see the castle?  (breath drawn through teeth..)  Now that'll cost you!!"

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I've always thought a model village including the castle as it was when in it's prime would make an interesting attraction.

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Is it me or are  the café and picture boards totally out of keeping with the castle? The kids area is also totally out of sympathy with it's surroundings.

The rest of the pics show (admittedly spaces still to be filled),  little worth the admission price...

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The last time I was at the Castle was with Chris, to meet up with DJ and Chulla for a roam around, a much enjoyed experience and great company to be with.  Being as my memory doesn't serve me well anymore, I can't be sure how many years have passed since our visit, or how much was the entrance fee. 

 I did a bit of silent reminiscing that day with my memories of teenage  visits to the Castle at the week ends, to do a bit of 'Ladding or Talent Spotting' 'I wonder if our paths crossed Benj, I'd like to think they did. Great to sit on the lawns in the sun with SueB. I will cherish my memories of life in Nottingham and those sunny Sat/Sundays.:biggrin:. Sadly, I don't see me going there again, but then again, I think we had the best times to visit the castle.:)

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