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The following excursions are planned for the afternoon of Thursday, 28 July 2016. Places are limited and allocated on a first-come, first served basis. All tours include coach transfers, a guide and refreshments. All tours will depart from outside the EMCC at 12:30 and will return at approximately 18:00.
The land was a gift from William the Conqueror to one of his Norman barons – Robert de Todeni who fought for him as his Standard Bearer at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The first castle which was begun in 1067, was constructed primarily to defend its Norman owners from attack, and so took full advantage of its defensive position high up on the ridge. By 1464 the Wars of the Roses had taken their toll on the building and it was more or less in ruins. Some 60 years later it rose again, but as a nobler structure with a central courtyard, parts of which can still be recognised today. But in 1649 that too was destroyed, by Parliamentarians after Royalists had seized it during the Civil War. Its third incarnation, began in 1654 was designed as a large family home with no connotations of defence or war.
The castle you see today finally emerged in the early 1800s and was built for the 5th Duke and Duchess of Rutland between 1801 and 1832 by architect James Wyatt. The castles was give the French name Belvoir – meaning beautiful view – now pronounced ‘beaver’ remains as one of the most magnificent and beautiful Regency houses in England.
Situated on a high rock, Nottingham Castle commands spectacular views over the city and once rivalled the great castles of Windsor and the Tower of London. Its history is chequered with sieges, murders and intrigue. Totally destroyed after the Civil War, the medieval castle was replaced by a magnificent ducal mansion in 1674. Then in 1875 it was converted into the first municipal museum and art gallery outside London.
Award-winning cave tours tell this history and take you down into the passageways and tunnels beneath the building.
Greens Windmill / Castle Rock Brewery / Embankment
On the edge of Sherwood Forest, visit Clumber Park Hotel, set in peaceful and natural surroundings. Refreshments will be served in the beautiful Court Yard Restaurant.