Visiting Newark

To make the most of your stay, why not visit the Visitor Information Centre Newark located on Appletongate next to the Palace Theatre for detailed information of things to do in and around the Town.

Many reminders of the town's involvement in the Civil War can still be seen in the town, including its imposing 12th century castle.

You’ll discover a lovely cobbled market square on which busy markets are held. Many beautiful buildings can be found around the square and in the interesting streets nearby; some with royal, others with literary connections.

Newark Market Place & Parish ChurchVisit its beautiful parish church, St Mary Magdalene. Its magnificent spire it ranks as one of the best in the country. Inside the Church you will find the Fleming Brass dating from 1363 one of the largest brasses in England it measures 2.8 by 1.7 metres.

Newark Town Hall Museum and Art Gallery can be found in Newark's Georgian Town Hall, you can visit the Mayor's Parlour and the elegant Ballroom. The Museum collections consist of civic plate, regalia and fine art and Newark Siege Pieces. Paintings include works by William Nicholson, Stanley Spencer and notable local artists.

Just outside Newark, on a former war-time bomber base near the village of Winthorpe, is the Newark Air Museum. This volunteer-managed museum is a must for the aviation enthusiasts, discover seventy six aircraft and cockpits with four covered display areas.Newark Air Museum Vulcan

You can take a trip to Newark's own Palace Theatre with its varied programme of live entertainment and cinema.

You can follow the Antiques & Collectables (PDF File, 8,368kb)of Newark.

By way of contrast, try taking the enjoyable Riverside Walk from the Castle to Millgate Museum (now closed) and why not have a relaxing river trip on the Trent. Newark Line operates river trips during the summer and on Bank Holidays during the spring/summer.

Further along the river is The Wharf, surrounded by Grade II listed buildings it's a pleasant area to view the wildlife on the river or watch the boats go by. Moored at The Wharf is the Castle Barge, a Spillers grain barge now converted to a pub and restaurant.

The award-winning Riverside Park has seen a major redevelopment of derelict land into an arena and children's play area. It is the venue for numerous festivals and events, such as Newark Festival and  Newark Beer Festival.

National Civil War Centre and trail

Discover how the people of Newark survived three sieges by dodging cannon fire, hammering flat family silver to make coins, only for the plague to ravage the town. 

Download the Augmented Reality Town Trail App to take you on a journey to explore the sites around Newark such as Newark Castle and the Queen's Sconce.

Contact Newark Tourist Information Centre for further information 01636 655765

Newark Town Hall

Dates for your diary, events in the Market Place 2018

  • Sunday 6 May - Civil War Muster
  • Monday 7 May - Civil War Muster and Caribbean Cook Out (BBQ Festival)
  • Weekend 27 and 28 May - Spring Craft and Artisan Fayre
  • Saturday 16 June - Food and Drink Festival
  • Sunday 24 June - Armed Forces Day and Monthly Sunday Craft Market
  • Weekend 13 to 15 July - Newark Book Festival
  • Weekend 20 to 22 July - Newark Traditions Festival
  • Wednesday 8 August - Science for everyone!
  • Sunday 25 Nov - Christmas Lights Switch-On with musical acts and fireworks
  • Sunday 9 Dec - Newark Christmas Market and Winter Feast

PLUS: Craft and Artisan Market last Sunday in each month commencing March 2018

Newark Book Festival returns, bigger and better than ever for 2018

Newark Book Festival is returning to Newark in July 2018 with the town’s biggest ever celebration of books and literature.

Taking place across three days from the 13th to 15th July 2018, this year’s theme will be Landscapes in Literature with the festival celebrating local literary heritage, fictional worlds, and highlighting the importance of location in fiction and non-fiction writing.

Building on the success of the first revamped event in 2017, which drew almost 2,500 people to Newark, the 2018 festival will be taking place across 11 venues throughout the town, including for the first time, Newark Palace Theatre and Carriages cafe.

This year’s event is set to have an even more impressive line up, with a themed marketplace full of literary inspired stalls and performances for the whole family to enjoy.

You can stay up to date with the latest festival news by following Newark Book Festival on Facebook or Twitter

Tickets will be on sale in the coming months.

Tour of Britain Bunch SprintOVO Energy Tour of Britain 2017

Nottinghamshire hosted Stage 4 of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain 2017.

This is the UK’s premier road cycling race that takes place in September.

On Wednesday 6 September 2017 120 of the world’s top cyclists raced a 175-kilometre stage from Mansfield to Newark.

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