Illustration for article titled The secret cave city under Nottingham

Laser scanning techniques reveal elaborate cave systems under the town of Nottingham. Some are mines, some are dungeons, and part of this closed-off one was once used as a stable.

The Nottingham cave survey has been mapping all the caves, and includes a page with the history of each. One cave, the humble-sounding Mortimer's Hole, was, "the tunnel through which Edward III's soldiers entered the Castle and captured the dastardly Roger de Mortimer in 1330." Who doesn't love a website that can use the word 'dastardly.'

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Via The Nottingham Cave Survey.

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