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Newark Castle grounds, 28 June, 7pm
Adults £14, children £10, family (4) £43
Get ready for a rib-tickling, bicycle-powered production of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.
The four-strong all-male Handlebards prresent Shakespeare's plays as you've never seen them before - fast-paced, irreverent and bicycle-powered.
Newark Castle ground, 29 June, 7pm
Adults £14, concession £10, family (4) £43
"A bike! A bike! My kingdom for a bike!"
Expect a rip-roaring production, charting the rise and fall of England's famous king.
Please book your tickets at least half an hour before the tour begins
Book online or in person at the National Civil War Centre
The castle and gardens include:
Guided tours of the Castle are conducted by the Castle Warden every week.
For reviews of the tours or to leave your own feedback visit the Castle's Trip Advisor page.
Please note, the Dungeon Tour involves climbing up and down a steep ladder. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.
We are gearing up to the 800th anniversary of King John's death. The controversial monarch signed Magna Carta in 1215, he was on his way to London when, after taking ill, he decided to stay at Newark Castle. He died there on 18 October 1216.
Find out more on our dedicated King John information pages
In recognition of the high standards of the gardens and local community involvement the castle gardens have for many years gained the prestigious Green Flag Award, marking it out as one of the best.
One of the eight information boards for the Civil War Trail is located in the park. The trail, which is accessed via an app, uses augmented reality technology, where pointing a smart device to a still picture triggers a video scene from the 17th century. The trail films – which can be witnessed at eight locations around Newark, including the National Civil War Centre - recall episodes from Newark's pivotal role in the 17th century British Civil Wars. To download the app go to the App Store or Android Google play.
The Friends of Newark Castle and Gardens is a group of volunteers which assists the council with the management and maintenance of the castle gardens. The group represents different users of the castle and grounds and advises the council on how to meet their diverse needs. The friends meet monthly and new members are always welcome. For further details please contact the council.
For further information or to join the Friends of Newark Castle and Gardens, please contact Allan Towler by email firstname.lastname@example.org
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