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Nottingham Castle development will create jobs and boost tourism, says City Council

Councillor Dave Trimble, Nottingham City Council Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Culture and Tourism, says the planned development of Nottingham Castle will create jobs and boost tourism to the city.

“We know it’s been a fiercely competitive process this time around and it’s not unusual for bids like ours to have to undertake further work and development prior to achieving such a large award.

We will be shortly be talking to the Heritage Lottery Fund and looking to see how we can make Nottingham’s bid even better in partnership with the Castle Working Group who have worked so hard to put in place the exciting vision for the Castle.

Our ambition remains to create a world-class visitor attraction at the Castle which would also bring the additional benefits of regenerating the surrounding area, bringing major investment into our city and creating and sustaining hundreds of jobs”.

– Councillor Dave Trimble, Nottingham City Council

Plans for multi-million pound development of Nottingham Castle

Artist impression of the planned “Robin and the Rebels” discovery centre. Credit: Nottingham City Council

Plans to develop Nottingham Castle as a world class heritage attraction are being stepped up.

The Castle Working Group says it is disappointed the castle was not selected for this year's Heritage Lottery funding but it is planning to resubmit for the next round.

The grant of £15 million would be part of an overall cost of £26 million to develop the Castle.

Plans include a new "Robin and the Rebels" discovery centre, telling the story of the legend of Robin Hood.

Artist impression of the planned visitor centre next to the existing Castle gatehouse. Credit: Nottingham City Council