Nottingham events: Nottingham Castle offering fascinating history talks with stories spanning 600 years

Nottingham Castle is running history talks this March Nottingham Castle is running history talks this March
Nottingham Castle is running history talks this March | Arran Bee

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Historian David Young will bring the history of Nottingham Castle to life with a limited number of talks

Local history enthusiasts are in for a treat next month as Nottingham Castle launches a limited number of history talks. 

The ‘Story of the Castle’ talks will be overseen by historian David Young, who also volunteers as the Castle. 

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David’s talks are set to bring the history of Nottingham Castle to life with the tales of 11 monarchs and consorts. 

Visitors will be told about more than 600 years of Castle history, from William the Conqueror to the destruction of the medieval castle in the 17th century.

The historic fortress standing dominant in the city centre today was opened in 1878, but the original wooden structure was built in 1068. 

Over its near-1,000 years of history, the site has been visited by some of the key figures in British history, including King Richard I (the Lionheart) and Isabella, the She-Wolf of France. 

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The castle has undergone various transformations over the centuries and now serves as a museum and art gallery, offering visitors a glimpse into its rich past and showcasing diverse exhibitions.

The history talks are running on weekends throughout March, with tickets priced at £5. 

You can purchase tickets here.

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