Nottingham Castle is an earthwork motte and bailey fortress, founded in 1067 by William the Conqueror. In King Henry II, founded the stone castle, when making the site the principal royal fortress in the Midlands. We have a pic almost exactly like ths
Nottingham is littered with caves, the city being built upon soft sandstone. These are in the rock just beneath Nottingham Castle. As far back as the Middle Ages, they were used as homes by the poor, hence the nickname 'pauper holes.