Be a nice buy for some oligarchy type:
Nottingham Castle has closed its doors to the public after the trust that runs it fell into liquidation, a year after a £33m revamp of the site failed to bring in expected visitor numbers.
In a statement published on Monday morning, Nottingham Castle Trust said it was “saddened and hugely disappointed” to be closing. It added that visitors were “significantly below” the 300,000 a year projected after a three-year renovation.
Pity it’s in Nottingham of course. There’s also another problem:
Once an important royal fortress, most of the original medieval Nottingham castle was destroyed in 1651 and the site is now largely taken up by a Victorian rebuild of the 17th-century mansion, which was built on the site.
It’s not really a real, castley, castle, so there’re none of those necessary walls to keep the Nottinghamites out.