Newark town tours tell the tales of our historic town

Posted on: Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Join knowledgeable guides from the National Civil War Centre for two walking tours, alternating weekly, to discover the fascinating stories behind places you see every day.

Crammed full of intriguing facts, the first tour ‘Newark Through Time’ takes you to sites of Anglo Saxon, Medieval, Georgian and Victorian importance.

The second tour ‘Besieged But Never Beaten’ takes in historical sites of seventeenth century Newark, and tells the fascinating stories of how its inhabitants dodged cannonball fire and how the town survived the plague! From the musket peppered walls of Newark Castle to a nightmare that came true, it really is an enlightening look at Newark’s wonderful town centre.

The next ‘Newark Through Time’ tour, taking place on Saturday 15 June 2024, will see a British Sign Language (BSL) Interpreter in attendance so that Deaf or hard of hearing participants can enjoy discovering the town's fascinating history.

Carys Coulton-Jones, Business Manager for Heritage and Culture at Newark and Sherwood District Council, said: “It’s great that we have these accessible events taking place in Newark for everyone to enjoy.

“The tours will allow our community to learn more about the place they live and its history throughout the years as well as bringing more people into our fantastic town centre.”

“For families, these great tours are an engaging way to look at local history as part of school history studies.”

Tours take place on alternating Saturdays and will commence at the National Civil War Centre, Appleton Gate, Newark. Pre-booking is recommended, and tickets cost £5.

To find out more or to book your tickets, please visit the Palace Theatre Newark website: