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Nottingham Castle Waterside & Marina 

Marina Road, Nottingham, NG7 1TN 
0115 941 2672 


A quiet spot in the heart of the city 

There’s loads to love about our Nottingham Castle Waterside & Marina. Tucked away on the banks of the Nottingham and Beeston Canal, it’s a peaceful spot to moor up, in fact it’s so quiet, you’ll probably forget you’ve got the city centre on your doorstep. 

From your base at the marina, it’s just a mile’s walk into the centre of Nottingham. Along with all the shops, restaurants and nightlife on offer, Nottingham has heaps of history and culture to get your teeth into. Time your trip right, and you might spot a Robin Hood lookalike giving tours around the city.  

With the city nearby, it’s hard to believe just how quiet the marina is – it’s got a really calm atmosphere. For nature lovers, there’s plenty of wildlife around too. Permanent residents at the marina include a heron and a cormorant, so keep an eye out for them while you’re here.   

Moorings at Nottingham Castle Waterside & Marina

At Nottingham Castle Waterside & Marina you are moored in a safe and secure berth with a range of facilities and a friendly team on hand to help, whenever you need them. 

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Things to do in the local area

For a peaceful stop off on the Nottingham and Beeston Canal, come moor up with us at Nottingham Castle Waterside & Marina. It’s only a mile from the city centre, so it’s a great base to explore from. When you’re done touring the castle and walking around the historical Lace Market, you can head back to your boat and watch our resident heron try to snatch some fish from the canal.  

There are lots of places to eat and shop in the city, but you don’t need to go that far – there’s some great bars and restaurants right by the marina, along with a big supermarket. For more shopping options, you’ve also got Castle Retail Park nearby. 

Cruising from Nottingham Castle

Nottingham Castle Marina is located on the Nottingham and Beeston canal, so you’ve got access to the whole waterways network. There is lots of exploring to do around here. You can head to the tidal Trent, which takes you towards Newark – where our Kings Waterside & Marina is located. Or you can cruise down the navigational cut of the River Trent and stop off at our Sawley Waterside & Marina.  

Nottingham Castle Waterside & Marina photo gallery

Nottingham Castle Marina nestled amongst the city.
A sleeping statue of a young girl, wearing a blue top with blonde hair.
A miniature wooden replica of a narrowboat.
Boats moored up in Nottingham Castle Marina.
A plaque stating 'Castle Class' next to an image of a castle turret.
Nottingham Castle Marina.
Aerial view of Nottingham Castle Marina.
Two pairs of boots with the plants growing out.
A narrowboat sat underneath a shelter.
Boats floating on the water behind reeds.
Rows of trees in the background with a row of boats in front.
Boats sheltered behind a tree.
Nottingham Castle Waterside & Marina

Nottingham Castle facilities

We’ve got all your practical needs covered with a full array of Aquavista brilliant basics that you’d expect from modern waterside living including: 

Safety & security 

  • The marina isn’t open to the general public  
  • A secure marina with a gated entrance, CCTV and staff who live onsite 
  • All jetties have a non-slip surface and are well-lit at night 
  • 24-hour emergency call out  


  • Modern toilet and shower facilities, open 24/7 
  • Laundrette, open 24/7 
  • Customer lounge overlooking the marina 
  • Ample parking with unloading bays close to jetties 
  • Refuse and recycling facilities  


  • Fully serviced jetties with metered electricity and water 
  • Diesel, Calor Gas, coal and logs available 
  • Well-stocked Chandlery 
  • Pump-out and Elsan disposal 
  • Repairs and engineering facilities nearby 
  • Boat Sales office 

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Opening hours

Contact our friendly Waterside Crew: 

Nottingham Castle Waterside & Marina is open 9:30am to 5pm Monday to Saturday and 10am to 4pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays 

You can call us on 0115 941 2672 and we will be more than happy to help you or arrange an appointment to view the marina.

During seasonal and bank holidays our typical office hours may vary, please call the waterside office before making a visit. 

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To moor with us at Nottingham Castle Waterside & Marina please get in touch

Call our Waterside Crew on

0115 941 2672

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