Sunday, 29 September 2013

A nice day in Nottingham

Saturday 28th September 2013
We decided to spend the day having a look around the castle museum today.
They certainly make the most of the legend of Robin Hood here. There are references to him all over the place.
The museum features a whole gallery display on the story, a lot of seem to come straight from Disney, but what the heck, it brings in tourist dollars.
Unlike many places, the cafe seems reasonably priced and we didn't feel ripped off in there.
The castle itself - isn't. That is it's not a castle any longer. The original was demolished after The Civil War. Later the Duke of Newcastle built a new mansion on the site. This one was burned down in riots in 1831. It was later rebuilt and reopened as a museum.

Cath is still looking for her Robin Hood.

There was a living statue of a medieval knight.

The castle gardens are small, but nicely laid out for a stroll.

I took a couple of pictures from the castle wall over Nottingham.

Included in the entry price was a visit to The Brewhouse Museum. It seems set up for around the WW2 period.
You also get a chance to look around some of the caves which have been cut into the sandstone on which the castle was built.

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