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In Newark, permanent attractions include Newark Castle - the town's main defence during the sieges of the Civil War. The main curtain wall of the castle remains intact today.
How about taking in a show at night at Palace Theatre Newark - the district's premier entertainment venue. From music, drama and comedy, to pantomime, film and West End musicals, there's something for everyone.
Newark Town Hall has housed the Mayor and Newark Town Council since it was built in 1776. In September 1999, the Town Hall became a registered museum, opening up access to the Grade 1 listed building and its displays
You could go on the trail of Robin Hood, taking one of our suggested tours of the district, visiting some of the famous outlaw's old haunts. Take a trip round Sherwood Forest, visit the Sherwood Forest Art and Craft Centre and meet the animals at White Post Farm Centre.
The pretty market town of Southwell is well worth a visit with its bustling market and quaint, independent shops and restaurants. Check out the historic Norman-era Minster, with its 'pepper pot' spires and Green Man 'gargoyles', as well as the Victorian Workhouse where you can discover how society dealt with poverty through the centuries right up to the modern day. Explore the segregated work yards, day rooms, dormitories, master's quarters and cellars, then see the recreated working 19th-century garden and find out what food the paupers would have eaten (Open March to October).
There are so many things going on in Newark and Sherwood, whether you are interested in antique fairs, farmers' markets, traditional maypole celebrations or participating in the Robin Hood Festival.
Just take a minute or two to look at our What's On Calendar on our home page.
Regular events also take place at:
These are just a few of our suggestions. For full information on all local attractions, you may wish to visit one of our tourist information centres which are located in Newark, Ollerton (Rufford Country Park), as well as another in Southwell.
If you're unsure due to weather conditions or other circumstances, please check with the tourist information centre before attending an event that it has not been cancelled. We try and keep our events lists as up to date as possible but events can be cancelled at the last minute.
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Tourist Information Centre
Rufford Country Park
Southwell Tourist Information Centre
The Minster Centre