The castle and gardens include:

  • Quiet garden areas for rest and relaxation, with seating 
  • Access to the castle's walls and dungeons
  • Bandstand for seasonal concerts
  • Surfaced pathways suitable for wheelchairs
  • Castle ranger service for regular tours of the castle and gardens
  • Nearest Public Toilets are located in the Gilstrap Centre
  • Nearby parking
  • Close to shopping areas and historic market place
  • Get married at Newark Castle

Events and tours

Guided tours of the Castle are conducted by the Castle Ranger every week. 

For reviews of the tours or to leave your own feedback visit the Castle's Trip Advisor page.

Green Flag Award

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.

Friends of Newark Castle

Newark Castle Wall and RuinsThe 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 

Sunday Band Concerts 2014

6 July: Foss Dyke Band

13 July: Carlton Brass Band

20 July: Newark Town Band

27 July: Maltby Miners Welfare

3 August: Nottingham Concert Band

10 August: Bestwood Black Diamonds

17 August: Lincs Fire and Rescue Concert Band

Band concerts are 2.30-4.30pm
Free admission
Ice cream and soft drinks available to purchase

These concerts are brought to you by Newark Town Council

Photos from Newark Fun Day 2013

Newark Fun Day Stalls

Newark Fun Day Cadets 

Newark Fun Day Bikers

Newark Fun Day Army  

Contact us

Newark Castle and Gardens
NG24 1BG

Floss Newman Castle Ranger

07971 486 324

Open 8.30am

Closing times - dusk


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    Friday 8:45am - 4:45pm

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    Newark and Sherwood District Council
    Kelham Hall
    NG23 5QX