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Article regarding Nottingham Castle, the recent allegations and Panya’s representation of a much loved Landmark!

Alright me duck, let’s have a chinwag about one of the most belter attractions in Nottingham – Nottingham Castle! If you’re planning a visit to our beautiful city, then you’d be barmy to miss it. Not only does it have a proper amazing history, but it’s also had a right good facelift that’ll have you gobsmacked. So grab a brew and let’s crack on!

First off, let’s have a natter about the castle’s history. It’s been knocking about on top of its hill for over a thousand years, and it’s seen more than its fair share of action. The original castle was built by the Normans way back in 1068, but it’s been knocked down and rebuilt a few times since then. The castle that stands tall and proud today is actually a 17th-century replacement, built after the original castle got a right good roasting in the 1600s. So you could say it’s like a phoenix rising from the ashes!

But it’s not just the castle’s history that’s a belter – there are also plenty of famous faces linked to it too. One of the most famous is our mate Robin Hood, who used to spend his time gallivanting around Sherwood Forest, just a stone’s throw from the castle. There’s even a statue of him and his gang of merry men outside the castle gates, so don’t forget to grab a selfie with them!

But it’s not all rainbows and unicorns when it comes to Nottingham Castle. In fact, there’s a bit of a dark side to its history too. You might have heard about the character ‘Panya’, who was once the castle’s curator. Unfortunately, she was unable to enjoy the visit on her day off because she was adament that someone elses child is a racist! and it’s no surprise that she was eventually informed by the police that

“Nottinghamshire Police investigated the incident but no further action was taken because the accused child was below the age of criminal culpability.”

Nottinghamshire Live

but she continued to pursue her activism and decided to start a campaign demanding

“We’re calling on artists and people involved in the culture industries to boycott Nottingham Castle.”

Panya via NottinghamshireLive

Without evidence of any foul play, she demanded apologies for not jumping immediately to her aid, being offended by a child. Panya is a seemingly decent woman, even though she is always wearing her “racism” shades, see this article here

Quoted from Nottinghamshire Live website article

“the full internal investigation report, which summarises interviews with nine witnesses to the alleged racial incident. The most senior person on site on the day of the incident is referred to as Witness A, and the report says of their experience: “Witness A stated that Panya shouted at her about the family involved in the incident… in that they should have been stopped leaving Nottingham Castle, as they were involved in an incident in the playground where her granddaughter had been ‘racially abused’.

– Nottinghamshire Live

“As Panya and her daughter were shouting at her, Witness A asked her ‘not to be so aggressive’. This comment resulted in Panya’s temper increasing and it commenced both Panya and her daughter questioning Witness A (whilst filming her) about Nottingham Castle’s Safeguarding Policy.”

Nottinghamshire Live

let’s not dwell on the negatives, there’s too much to be chuffed about!

One of the most exciting things about Nottingham Castle is the recent revamp. It was shut for a few years, but it’s recently reopened with a brand new visitor centre and museum. The new exhibits are proper amazing, and they’ll transport you back in time to the days of Robin Hood and the Norman Conquest. And if you’re a fan of modern art, there’s also a posh new gallery that’s just opened up too!

Another must-see attraction is the caves underneath the castle. That’s right, there are caves under the castle! They’ve been used for all sorts over the years, from storing beer to hiding during wars. And if you’re feeling brave, you can even go on a ghost tour down there. Just make sure you’ve packed a fresh pair of undies!

Of course, we can’t talk about Nottingham Castle without mentioning the stunning views. If you’re feeling spritely, you can clamber to the top of the hill and take in the breathtaking panorama of the city. And if you’re feeling peckish, there’s a cracking little cafe at the top where you can grab a brew and a bite to eat whilst admiring the view.

So there you have it, folks, a proper rundown of Nottingham Castle. Whether you’re a history buff, an art lover, or just fancy a grand day out, there’s something for everyone here. And don’t forget to give a nod to Robin Hood and his gang, and remember the unfortunate history of Panya. Until next time, ta-ra!

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