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Offline TonyKath

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544 Caves under Nottingham
« on: Sunday, 25 May, 2014 @ 19:40:43 »
So far there are 544 known caves under the city of Nottingham but they keep on finding them.  Many were used in the past as dwellings, breweries or even remarkably a tannery, and some are still attractions as restaurants or bike sheds.

They can be visited today and are are still being investigated by archaeologist Dr. David Strange-Walker (I kid you not  :blink: )

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-26816897

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Re: 544 Caves under Nottingham
« Reply #1 on: Sunday, 25 May, 2014 @ 22:57:59 »
Er, does he give guided tours?

"Walk this way"

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Re: 544 Caves under Nottingham
« Reply #2 on: Sunday, 25 May, 2014 @ 23:40:45 »
I can recommend the beer at The Old Trip To Jerusalem.

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Re: 544 Caves under Nottingham
« Reply #3 on: Saturday, 23 January, 2016 @ 13:04:38 »
Update on that story, with some piccies:

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Nottingham is an English city with a secret: inhabitants have been digging caves here for 1700 years. More than 500 have been found – and a new project is revealing their secrets.
http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20160114-a-haunted-hidden-world-of-caves


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Re: 544 Caves under Nottingham
« Reply #4 on: Saturday, 23 January, 2016 @ 17:45:22 »
bbc.com not available in the UK - don't think I knew that  :doh: .  Couldn't find a bbc.co.uk version but the the caves do have their own site City of Caves.

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